Atalig is a Chamorro name from Luta. Many Guam Chamorros mispronounce it and say a-TA-lik, whereas the correct pronunciation is AT-talik.
"A" before a word in Chamorro means "each other." Aguaiya means "to love each other."
But we're not sure what talik or talek means. Unfortunately, many Chamorro words were lost before their meanings could be recorded.
Two Atalig men were civic leaders in Luta and were given the honorary title "Don" or "Sir."
Gerónimo Atalig of Luta married Maria Sablan Borja of Guam and his descendants were many. Gerónimo is the Spanish form of the name Jerome.
Benito Atalig married Brigida Mangloña Masga.
There are also half a dozen other Ataligs in Luta in 1897 but their connection with these others is unknown.
Kevin Atalig is a well-known Chamorro singer from Luta with a unique style. Chamorro rock.
Here's one of Kevin's earlier compositions, about his Cadillac
I remember people laughing at his opening words : KWAT - TRO, KWAT - TRO REDA-ÑA!
(Kuåttro, kuåttro rueda-ña; it has four, four wheels.)
People were saying : "Ofcourse his car has four wheels!" All in good fun.