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African American Surnames

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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AfriGeneas ~ African American & African Ancestored Genealogy| 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. #African #AfricanAmerican #BlackHistoryMonth

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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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Register of Colored Persons cohabiting together as Husband and Wife, 1866 Feb.

The 1866 Cohabitation Registers can be invaluable to those tracing their ancestry in the former slave states. Amongst other items,

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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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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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