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From: bonnie jenkins <>
Subject: [WV-NA-TRIBES] native american surname info
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 19:10:24 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: Re: request
Date: Sunday, September 28, 2008, 9:23 PM
I don't actively sell the books anymore, merely publish a newsletter Native American Family History and Cultural Heritage.
I don't have access to all my files at this time. But can offer the following information:
In 1924 Virginia passed a Racial Integrity Law, as part of the information I've seen it lists surnames by county of people claiming to be white, or Indian, that were perhaps Melungeon and being ostracized for having black blood.
Many of the names on these lists are valid as starting points for researching Native Ancestry as they were claiming Native Blood.
SURNAMES, BY COUNTIES AND CITIES (illegible) VIRGINIA FAMILIES STRIVING TO PASS AS "INDIAN" AND/OR WHITE
Moon, Powell, Kidd, Pumphrey
Amherst: (Migrants to Allegheney and Campbell)
Adcock (Adcox), Beverly (this famiy is now trying to evade the situation by adopting the name of Burch or Birch, which was the name of the white mother of the present adult generation), Branham, Duff, Floyd, Hamilton, Hartless, Hicks, Johns, Lawless, Nukles (Knuckles), Painter, Ramsey, Redcross, Roberts, Southwards (Suthards, Southerds, Southers), Sorrells,Terry, Tyree, Willis, Clark, Cash, Wood
McVey, Maxey, Branham, Burley (See Amherst County)
Rockbridge: (Migrants to Augusta)
Cash, Clark, Coleman, Duff, Floyd, Hartless, Hicks, Mason, Mayse (Mays), Painters, Pults, Ramsey, Southerds (Southers, Southards, Suthards), Sorrell, Terry, Tyree, Wood, Johns
Collins, Dennis, Bradby, Howell, Langston, Stewart, Wynn, Custalow (Custaloo), Dungoe, Holmes, Miles, Page, Allmond, Adams, Hawkes, Spurlock, Doggett
Collins, Dennis, Bradby, Howell, Langston, Stewart, Wynn, Custalow (Custaloo), Dungoe, Bolnus (?), Miles, Page, Allmond, Adams, Hawkes, Spurlock, Doggett
Collins, Bradby, Stewart, Wynn, Adkins, Langston
Henrico and Richmond City:
See Charles City, New Kent, and King William
Byrd, Fortune, Nelson. (See Essex)
Essex and King and Queen:
Nelson, Fortune, Byrd, Cooper, Tate, Hammond, Brooks, Boughton, Prince, Mitchell, Robinson
Elizabeth City & Newport News:
Stewart (descendants of Charles City families).
Epps (Eppes), Stewart (Stuart), Coleman, Johnson, Martin, Talley, Sheppard (Shepard), Young.
Norfolk County & Portsmouth:
Sawyer, Bass, Weaver, Locklear (Locklair), King, Bright, Porter
Sorrells, Worlds (or Worrell), Atwells, Butridge, Okiff.
Tyson, Segar. (See Fauquier)
Hoffman (Huffman), Riley, Colvin, Phillips. (See Prince William)
Beverly, Barlow, Thomas, Hughes, Lethcoe, Worley
Beverly (See Washington)
Lee and Smyth:
Collins, Gibson, (Gipson), Moore, Goins, Ramsey, Delph, Bunch, Freeman,Mise, Barlow, Bolden (Bolin), Mullins, Hawkins. - Chiefly Tennessee "Melungeons."
Dingus (See Lee County)
Keith, Castell, Stillwell, Meade, Proffitt. (See Lee and Tazewell)
Hammed, Duncan. (See Russell)
See Lee, Scott, Smyth, and Russell Counties.
Now, compare the surnames to these Melungeon Common and Related Surnames Of Va., and WV.
MELUNGEONS VA. (also NC., TN., & KY.) - Adams, Adkins, Barker, Barnes, Beckler, Bell, Bennett. Berry, Biggs, Bolen, Bowlin, Bowling, Bowman, Branham. Brogan, Bullion, Burton, Byrd, Campbell, Carrico, Carter, Casteel, Caudill, Chavis, Clark, Coal, Coffey, Cole, Coleman, Coles, Colley, Collier, Collins, Collinsworth, Colyer, Counts, Cox, Coxe, Crow, Cumba, Cumbo, Cumbow, Curry, Davis, Denham, Dorton, Dye, Ely, Evans, Fields, Freeman, French, Gann, Garland, Gibson, Gipson, Goins, Goings, Gorvens, Gowan, Gowen, Graham, Gwinn, Hall, Hammond, Hendricks, Hendrix, Hill, Hillman, Hopkins, Jackson, Keith, Kennedy, Kiser, Lawson, Lopes, Lucas, Maggard, Maloney, Martin, Miner, Minor, Mizer, Moore, Morley, Mullins or Melons, Nash, Niccans, Noel, Orr, Osborn, Osborne, Perry, Phelps, Phipps, Piniore, Polly, Powers, Pruitt, Ramey, Rasnick, Reaves, Reeves, Roberson, Robertson, Robinson, Sexton, Shephard, Short, Sizemore, Stallard, Stanley, Steele, Swindall, Tolliver,
Turner, Vanover, Watts, White, Whited, Williams, Willis, Wright, & Wyatt.
PAMUNKEY/POWHATTAN INDIANS VA. - Adams, Adkins, Bass, Beveraly, Bradby, Carter, Collins, Cotman, Cook(e), Custalow, Dennis, Green(e), Harmon, Hawkes, Hogge, Holmes, Langston, Major, Marsh, Miles, Mursh, Nelson, Osborn, Page, Richardson, Sampson, Sawyer, Stewart, Swett, Tupponce, Weaver, White, Wilkins,Williams, Wise, & Wynn.
UPPER AND LOWER CHICKAHOMINY of VA. - Adkins, Bradby, Colman, Holmes, Jefferson, Jones, Miles, Stuart, Swett, Thompson & Wynne.
UPPER MATTAPONY VA. - Adams, & Holmes.
LOWER MATTAPONY VA. - Allmond, Collins, Costello, Langston, Major, Reid & Tuppin.
RAPPAHANNOCK VA. - Neslon.
MISC. TIDWEATER INDIANS ACCOHANNOCK VA. - Miles.
YORK COUNTY VA. - Wise.
WEROWOCOMOCO VA - Allmond, Langston, Norris, Sampson, & Wise.
ALLMONDSVILLE VA. - Almond, Norris, & Langston.
GLOUCESTER VA. - Point & Sampson.
ISSUES Amherst County VA. Indians - Adcox, Branham, Johns, Redcross, & Willis.
NANSEMOND VA - Boss, & Weaver.
GUINEAS ( W Va Melungeons) - Adams, Collins, Croston, Dalton, Dorton, Kennedy, Male, Mayle, Minard, Miner, Minear, Minor, Newman, Norris & Prichard.
I hope that will be of some help.
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