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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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Widow:
 
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
 
Albemarle:
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
 
Bedford:
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
 
 Charles City:
Collins, Dennis, Bradby, Howell, Langston, Stewart, Wynn, Custalow (Custaloo), Dungoe, Holmes, Miles, Page, Allmond, Adams, Hawkes, Spurlock, Doggett
 
King William:
Collins, Dennis, Bradby, Howell, Langston, Stewart, Wynn, Custalow (Custaloo), Dungoe, Bolnus (?), Miles, Page, Allmond, Adams, Hawkes, Spurlock, Doggett
 
New Kent:
Collins, Bradby, Stewart, Wynn, Adkins, Langston
 
Henrico and Richmond City:
See Charles City, New Kent, and King William
 
Caroline:
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).
 
Halifax:
Epps (Eppes), Stewart (Stuart), Coleman, Johnson, Martin, Talley, Sheppard (Shepard), Young.
 
Norfolk County & Portsmouth:
Sawyer, Bass, Weaver, Locklear (Locklair), King, Bright, Porter
 
Westmoreland:
Sorrells, Worlds (or Worrell), Atwells, Butridge, Okiff.
 
Greene:
Shifflett, Shiflet
 
Prince William:
Tyson, Segar. (See Fauquier)
 
Fauquier:
Hoffman (Huffman), Riley, Colvin, Phillips. (See Prince William)
 
Lancaster:
Dorsey (Dawson)
 
Washington:
Beverly, Barlow, Thomas, Hughes, Lethcoe, Worley
 
Roanoke County:
Beverly (See Washington)
 
Lee and Smyth:
Collins, Gibson, (Gipson), Moore, Goins, Ramsey, Delph, Bunch, Freeman,Mise, Barlow, Bolden (Bolin), Mullins, Hawkins. - Chiefly Tennessee "Melungeons."
 
Scott:
Dingus (See Lee County)
 
Russell:
Keith, Castell, Stillwell, Meade, Proffitt. (See Lee and Tazewell)
 
Tazewell:
Hammed, Duncan. (See Russell)
 
Wise:
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.
 
ka-tet.. Everything happens for a reason (Shawnee)
 
Allting Händer för en skäl - Everything Happens for a reason (Swedish)

 
Sincerely,
 
Laurie Beth Roman

Publisher/Executive Editor Native American Family History & Cultural  Heritage Newsletter
Writer of the Native America Cooks column
A Winner in the Prestigious ISFHWE Excellence in Writing Competition 2006
Developed The Native American Ancestors Roster Database
Author of The Native American Ancestors Roster Index and updates
Aiyana Eternal Blossoms Recipes For The Seventh Generation & Aiyana  
Eternal Blossoms Recipes For The Seventh Generation The "Lite" Version
The "Who's Looking For Whom In Native American Ancestry" book series.
Former Editor of NAAH, COMPS, COLES, and the BAGHS TRACERS newsletter.
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Baker & Darrah in NY & NJ.
Roman in NY, NJ & Sweden.
Researching: The Romans of Ridgewood, NJ. Shawnees from the Mouth of the Youghiogheny River Pa. Shawnees and Lenni Lenapes of New Jersey. Swedish Restaurants in Old Brooklyn.
 





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