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How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

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Donyale Luna in Lurex by Paco Rabanne, photo by David Bailey for Vogue, 1966

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AfriGeneas is a site devoted to African American genealogy, to researching African Ancestry in the Americas in particular and to genealogical research and resources in general. #genealogy

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Mme. Abomah (born 1862?) was known as the Amazon Giantess and the African Giantess. She has traveled all over the world as the tallest woman in the world: Australia, New Zealand, South America, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Britain and Ireland. She was billed as being 7'6" tall. her surname was Grigsby, and originally came from Laurence County, South Carolina, United States.

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Mme. Abomah (born 1862?) was known as the Amazon Giantess and the African Giantess. She has traveled all over the world as the tallest woman in the world: Australia, New Zealand, South America, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland. She was billed as being 7'6" tall, but photographic evidence suggests she was more in the 6'10" - 6'11" range... .

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a list of early Moorish Family Clan Names from Medieval Times traceable to present day. Therefore, many Black people in the west, through slavery, who were given European surnames, are in-fact Moorish/African names from antiquities. The name Schwarzenegger is Moorish, from ancient black clans who lived in Germany. Life is circle, and every human is just a part of the whole race, despite what some profess.

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African-American Genealogy: 80 Top Resources for Finding Your African Ancestors

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The 'Brass Ankles', an ethnic group of South Carolina"were a "tri-racial isolate" group who lived in the area of Orangeburg County, Berkeley County and Charleston County from the early 1800s to the mid 1900s. They were a mixture of African, Native American and European descent. Common surnames were Russell, Jackson, Driggers, Goins, Bunch, Sweat and Weatherford. (Varner, Clark and Burbage are also common surnames as noted in comments below)

Dr. Robert Tanner Freeman was the first African American dentist to receive a degree in the United States. Dr Tanner graduated from the Harvard University Dental School in 1869. He and George Lewis Ruffin (Law School) share the distinction of being the first African Americans to graduate from Harvard University.

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