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Re: Percentage of Slaves w/ Masters' Surnames

I do recall that in the narratives that I analyzed for MS and Ark., most of the men who took a different surname actually took the surname of their father...or the surname their father decided to take.

I did a tally in my own family tree, where the last enslavers' names have been identified, a little less than half took the last enslaver's surname. Of the ones that didn't, a majority of them went back in the surname of a previous enslaver...whose farm or plantation is where they were born.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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