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Re: [JAMAICA] Slave names 1817
In Response To: [JAMAICA] Slave names 1817 ()

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Briton is a name which seems to have come from his proprietors
national pride. Quamin is a day name the same name and different form as
Kwame indicating that he was from the area around the Gold Coast. You
can find the complete chart if you lweb search. The men and women of
that area are casually called by one of seven male or seven female names
depending on the date of the week they are born. Osonko is also an
African name. The Beckfords were one of the largest plantation owning
families in Jamaica. Dawson was the white proprietor. The others are
just standard European personal names.

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[JAMAICA] Slave names 1817
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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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