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Re: How the ex-slaves adopt last names?

This book may have some answers to your question. Notice there is a section devoted to slave naming practices.

Used copies are available on and you might also check to see if your local Library has a copy.

Art Thomas

The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925 (Vintage) (Paperback)
by Herbert G. Gutman "This is a book about ordinary black men, women and children mostly before the general emancipation but after that time, too-a study of enslaved Afro-Americans,..." (more)
SIPs: registered slave marriages, immediate slave families, full family cycle, slave naming practices, cumulative slave experience (more)
CAPs: South Carolina, Good Hope, Civil War, Union Army, Freedmen's Bureau (more)

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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