Dinah Jane

2013 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

Jane in 2013, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Dinah Jane Milika Ilaisaane Hansen Amasio

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

Date of Birth: June 22, 1997

Ethnicity: Tongan, as well as 1/16th Danish, and 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, 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. Dinah’s great-grandmother 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 named 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.

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

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

10 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    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.

  2. andrew says:

    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

  3. madman says:

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

  4. andrew says:

    Tongan is Polynesian..

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