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Pronounced Pron. Taihtoh
Other Forms FormsA deviation of the name in Fijian is Taitusi (pronounced: Tytoohsea)
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Contributor Contrib.Walter Taito on 4/21/2006
A Polynesian/Melanesian version of Titus. Polynesian and Melanesian usage of the name came about with the introduction of the bible by white missionaries during the 1700's and 1800's. Some believe that it is an older Polynesian name though oral traditions (the ancient Pacific means of passing knowledge down through generations)do not hold any such links to ancient oral knowledge of the name Taito too far beyond the pre-colonial era. The surname is also currently that of a clan of chiefly rank in Samoa. Though used as a surname in the Polynesian islands of Rotuma, and Samoa, it is used as a first name in both Polynesian as well as Melanesian culture.