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Re: [CARIB] Census record for Tortola, BVI

I just recently married a Rabsatt and visited his family on the beautiful island of Tortola (BVI)earlier this month. During my visit with the Rabsatt's at their family reunion, I inquired about the family surname.

We were there during Carnival (A celebration of the emancipation of the slaves)so I was pretty curious about the Danish slavemasters who owned my husband's ancestors. It appears that the name is of Danish descent due to the influence of Holland many years ago. For example, a major city in St. Thomas (USVI)is Charlotte Amalie (Danish Royalty). While I understand your reasons for checking the English registries, you would probably have more luck with the Danes.Happy Hunting!!!

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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