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Re: a young sinclair is amazed
Welcome to the Discussion list. I have understood the African Americans with
Anglo names were most probably descended from slaves. Slaves apparently had
just a single (first) name. Those slaves that were made free by their
masters, or by the Emancipation Proclamation were asked to give Surnames for
documentation and record-keeping. Those who were fond of their former masters
took the masters surname as their own. Some African Americans were also
descended directly from their master.
You will find there are many Sinclair families from Virginia, North & South
Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, and other former Confederate States.
There are also Sinclairs in every part of the world. The Sinclair men married
into most of these cultures. There are Sinclair children of every color and
Most Sinclairs hailed from Scotland originally.
Donald Sinclair (Indianapolis)
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