“How Blacks have Irish Last Names”

Interesting write up Eddie McFields. A blog to follow. I have a very Irish last name…Murphy, enjoy and thanks for sharing Konnetta! I know where mine came from. Enjoy! Do you know where you Irish surname came from?

Tribeca Chronicles

Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. white-slave65a

Irish descendants

They came as slaves; vast human cargo transported on tall British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.
Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. They were burned alive and had…

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One response to ““How Blacks have Irish Last Names””

  1. I’ve seen this before and don’t really get it. North Carolina, for one, is full of black Mcs and Macs are who indeed descended from slaves owned by Scots-Irish and Scottish masters. Not to mention black Caseys and Kennedys and O’Neals and Calhouns, etc.

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