Common Law Marriages
Slave name - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A slave name is a name given to a person who is or has been enslaved or a name . After emancipation, many freedmen and women took the surnames of their .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slave_name
The requirements for a common law marriage are as follows:
Slave Names - California Department of Insurance
Jul 15, 2002 . Slave Names. . Slavery Era Insurance Registry . Wilmington, NC, Common laborer Policy Number(s): 528 (1212), Lord, W . Louisville, KY, To be employed as cabin boy boy on board of a first class steam boat between .http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0100-consumers/0300-public-programs/0200-slavery-era-insur/slave-names.cfm
Where did black Amercans get their last names? [Archive ...
It was a common practice for slaves -- if they used or were allowed last names at all -- to use the family name of whatever slaveholding family .http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/archive/index.php/t-270562.html
Long-lost identities of slaves uncovered in old Virginia papers - CNN ...
Feb 6, 2012 . The database, which went online last September with 1,500 names, sets itself apart from the few other existing slave databases -- which limit .http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/05/us/virginia-slaves
Slave Names and Naming in Barbados, 1650-1830 - Jerome S ...
anglicized names or surnames,4 but were limited by their emphasis on lexical . fact that a slave child with a quite common Anglo-American name often car-.http://jeromehandler.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Names-96.pdf
How Common is my Name? - Ask.com
There really are no common first names for slaves because the slave owner would name them but the last name would be the owners last name (unusually, .http://www.ask.com/question/common-slave-names
Slave name index - Next 1000 HomePage
Since many of these records are very old, following the lines through these records are very difficult but may provide a clue. Slaves usually had only a first name .http://www.next1000.com/family/EC/slavenames.html
Common law marriage is recognized only in the following states:
- District of Columbia
- Georgia (if created before 1/1/1997)
- Idaho (if created before 1/1/1996)
- Kansas (both age 18 or older)
Washington: The 'Blackest Name' In America - Huffington Post
Feb 21, 2011 . Yet "slaves were the basis of his fortune," and he would not part with them, . It's a myth that most enslaved blacks bore the last name of their owner. . published a list of the 1,000 most common American surnames from the .http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/21/washington-blackest-name-america_n_825884.html
- Ohio (if created before 10/10/1991)
- Oklahoma (if created before 11/1/1998)
- Pennsylvania (see below)
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- Texas ("informal marriage")
- Utah (only if validated by court/administrative order)
Research Guide to African-American Genealogical Resources at the ...
Some slaves took surnames prior to being freed, but generally kept the name a secret from the white community. It is a common misconception that freed slaves .http://www.cslib.org/blagen.htm
Slave Archival Collection Database - RootsWeb - Ancestry.com
Jul 16, 2001 . The following alphabetical extract of slave data was generated from a . The names gathered will be placed on a permanent memorial honoring our enslaved ancestors who helped build our nation. . Slave Last Name.http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilissdsa/text_files/database_intro2.htm
Data Wales: The Welsh and slavery in America.
Why do Welsh names seem to be so common within the African American . If we accept the widely held notion that slaves tended to adopt the surnames of their .http://www.data-wales.co.uk/plantations.htm
Surnames Used by African American Slaves « The Washingtons of ...
Aug 28, 2009 . There has been much debate among scholars, historians and genealogists whether enslaved African Americans used the surnames of their .http://www.wessyngton.com/blog/2009/08/surnames-used-by-african-american-slaves/
Why do so many african americans have the last name Jackson ...
Some slaves took surnames prior to being freed, but generally kept the name a secret from the white community. It is a common misconception .http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070403201214AA4DoTd
The Blackest Surnames in the USA | Hail To You
Nov 24, 2010 . A total of 184 common surnames are at least one-quarter Black. These accounted for . Blacks didn't have last names before the end of slavery.http://hailtoyou.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/the-blackest-surnames-in-the-usa/
Slavery part four - Bob Arnebeck's
There we see the slaves' name, though only first names even when the . The men who built the city, and the women who shared the experience with them, .http://bobarnebeck.com/slavespt4.html
Georgia's Slave Population in Legal Records - AfriGeneas
Aug 31, 2004 . Sometimes, when we know the first names of the slaves, the identity . Conditional sales of slaves were extremely commonperhaps more .http://www.afrigeneas.com/library/slaves_georgia.html
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Virginia African Americans | Learn | FamilySearch.org
They had surnames, interacted with whites, Indians, slaves, and free blacks; . " many counties (or divisions of a county) mistakenly counted free women of color .https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Virginia_African_Americans
Finding Our History: African-American Names - FamilyEducation.com
The early names given to slaves were often taken from the Bible, from the work the slaves did, or from their owners' last names. The slaves brought to the U.S. .http://life.familyeducation.com/baby/baby-names/45480.html
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Top 10 Famous Slaves - Listverse
Sep 17, 2007 . Top 10 Famous Slaves. . on a murderous spree near the town of Jerusalem, killing men, women and children in their beds. . traveled as part of his duties accompanied by Somerset, who at the time did not have a first name.http://listverse.com/2007/09/17/top-10-famous-slaves/
Slavery - The Hermitage
This practice was common among slave owners. . Since the enslaved were rarely given surnames, their personal names were often crafted by their owners to .http://www.thehermitage.com/mansion-grounds/farm/slavery
Cape Slave Naming Patterns | Ancestry24
There were six distinctive types of first names for slaves. . The most common name was Fortune (Fortuijn), presumably an ironical reminder of where household .http://ancestry24.com/cape-slave-naming-patterns/
Naming Patterns in Enslaved Families « Thomas Jefferson's ...
The almost four hundred names on the program for the Slave Burial Ground . the men, women, and children who had lived at least a part of their lives at Monticello. . It is often stated that American slaves had no surnames until after the Civil .http://www.monticello.org/site/plantation-and-slavery/naming-patterns-enslaved-families
The myth of the 'master's name' - National African American ...
May 14, 2009 . Just as often, if not even more often, slaves had their own surnames that they . He does not cite any authority for this alleged common belief.http://www.examiner.com/article/the-myth-of-the-master-s-name
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and agreement to be married
Slave Names - Angelfire
Inclusion of names does not necessarily indicate acceptability as dancer . with good foundation, 2) queen with a powerful dynasty; Abda: M = slave girl, espc. . OR Kadija (kah-dee-YAH): M= Mohammed's first wife, means "born prematurely" . emblem G = beginning; Nisaa (nee-SAH): M = women; "she that makes men .http://www.angelfire.com/rpg/TuchukCampfires/names.html
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Charles City County - Slave Ancestor File
A common misconception holds that slaves did not have surnames until after emancipation and that the names they took after the Civil War were those of their .http://www.charlescity.org/saf/
Slave Names from Probate Records
. on others who were in the county, and most likely had some tie to my family. . the African-American, I went back and pulled names of slaves and hope that by . hired to Mr. Belzy Grant, 1846 John H. Greer hire women, Cinthy & Ester Hire .http://earphoto.tripod.com/SlaveNames.html
See also the discussion of common law marriage on the
and on the common loon call web site.