Dinah Jane

by tinasheeeee on June 20, 2014

2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Birth Name: Dinah Jane Milika Ilaisaane Hansen Amasio

Place of Birth: Santa Ana, California, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 22, 1997

Ethnicity: Tongan, 1/16th Danish, as well as Samoan and Fijian

Dinah Jane is an American singer and musician. She is a member of singing group Fifth Harmony, along with Ally Brooke, Lauren Jauregui, Normani Kordei, and, previously, Camila Cabello.

Dinah is the daughter of Milika Amasio and Gordon Hansen. She has said:

I’m mainly Tongan but i have Samoan, Fijian, & Danish up in the mix as well. Hence my last name Hansen so dat makes me 100% human lol

Her family is LDS (Mormon).

Dinah’s paternal grandfather is George Hopoate Hansen (the son of Thomas Hansen and Mele Talau Mote’emoa/Talaumoteemoa Luani). Thomas was born in Haalaufuli Vavau, Tonga, the son of Hans Jorgen Hansen, who was Danish, born in Scholostein, Haderslev, Denmark, and of Kalesita Fifita Kuma or Palekaua, who was born in Tuanuku, Vava’u, Tonga. Mele was born in Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga, the daughter of Mosese Manu Luania and Funaki ‘Oholelei/’Aholelei or Sula.

Dinah’s paternal grandmother is named Seini.

Dinah’s maternal grandparents are Amoni Amasio and Susana “Susie” Motulalo Pauu. Amoni was one of the first Tongans to settle in southern California. A picture of Amoni can be seen here.

She has cited Beyoncé, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, and Etta James as her musical influences.

Sources: Genealogy of Dinah Jane (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Dinah’s father (focusing on his father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Information about Dinah’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Hans Jorgen Hansen – https://www.artsfaculty.auckland.ac.nz
http://www.familytreecircles.com

Birth record of Dinah’s mother – https://familysearch.org

Article about Dinah’s mother’s family – http://articles.latimes.com

Marriage record of Dinah’s maternal grandparents, Amoni Amasio and Susana “Susie” Motulalo Pauu – https://familysearch.org

Photo by Prphotos.com

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madman January 24, 2017 at 6:46 am

I think this is her genealogy, focusing on her father’s side – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=:3019254&id=I256

An that this is a genealogy of her paternal grandfather – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=:3212160&id=I375

If it is, then she is 1/16th Danish. And:

Dinah’s paternal grandfather was George Hopoate Hansen (the son of Thomas Hansen and Mele Talau Mote’emoa Luani). Dinah’s grandfather George was Tongan. Thomas was the son of Hans Jorgen Hansen, who was Danish, from Scholostein, Denmark, and Kalesita Fifita Kuma Palekaua. Mele was the daughter of Mosese Manu Luani and Funaki Aholelei.

Dinah’s paternal grandmother was named Seini.

andrew January 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm

awesome find. I found more informations about Hans Jorgen Hansen:

https://www.artsfaculty.auckland.ac.nz/special/germansintonga/?show=94
http://www.familytreecircles.com/thomas-hansen-descendants-from-1784-nz-25843.html

Dinah’s ancestry is just Tongan and 1/16 Danish.

follers January 24, 2017 at 5:29 pm

How do we know for sure that her three other grandparents only had Tongan ancestry?

madman January 25, 2017 at 4:25 am

She seems to be very aware of her ethnic background, so she probably has Samoan and Fijian ancestry from her grandmothers. But as she said, she is “mostly Tongan”.

andrew January 14, 2017 at 8:19 am

an interesting article about Dina’s mother’s family: http://articles.latimes.com/1990-11-25/news/vw-7604_1_island-traditions

her maternal grandfather was one of the first Tongans to settle in Southern California.

andrew January 14, 2017 at 7:59 am

her maternal grandmother is Susana “Susie” Motulalo Pauu

birth record of her mother: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VLKH-RSD

marriage record of her maternal grandparents: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6XX-R78

her family is Mormon

madman August 21, 2016 at 3:57 am

She actually said “mostly Tongan, Samoan, Danish, and Fijian”.

andrew January 14, 2017 at 7:40 am

Yes, she stated: https://twitter.com/dinahjane97/status/251372408789954562

Full name: Dinah Jane Milika Ilaisaane Hansen Amasio

daughter of Gordon Hansen and Milika Amasio.

maternal grandfather: Amoni Amasio (https://twitter.com/dinahjane97/status/399994423612043265/photo/1)

abbracci August 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Love her

andrew June 20, 2014 at 7:00 am

Tongan is Polynesian..

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