How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean 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. CLICK to read more
These Irish Immigrants descended from the ancient Celts, and they differed from the Irish who migrated to the American colonies earlier.Theses Celts were considered inferior and often treated by Americans as nonwhites. They excluded the Irish from many occupations. Anti-Catholism Racism toward the Irish immigrants caused anti-Catholicism. Anti-Catholicism riots were very common, and the Irish Catholics were blamed for nearly every social problem.
Finding your Irish family in historical USCensuses can be daunting, with so many common given names and surnames. Looking for clusters of Irish settlers may provide you with some clues, and help you get to the answers. Here are five tips for finding your Irish in the U.S. Census. Here's some top tips on finding Irish immigrants in US Census records from Findmypast.