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Welsh American (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,990
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Welsh American (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In the 2008 U.S. Census community survey, an estimated 1.98 million Americans had Welsh ancestry, 0.6% of the total U.S. population. This compares with a population of 3 million in Wales. However, 3.8% of Americans bear a Welsh surname. Moreover, a particularly large proportion of the African American population have Welsh names. History shows that there is little evidence that the Welsh were among the slave-owning classes at this time, as most immigrants were poor. "If the Welsh were not numerically prominent in the ranks of the slave holders, how did African Americans come to make common use of Welsh names? In many cases these surnames just indicate the fact that African Americans shared with the Welsh the need to adopt fixed surnames at times when forenames commonly used in England had become usual in both groups. When fixed surnames became necessary, a father's name would tend to become a surname. John could become Jones and David, Davis or Davies. Names like this, therefore, need not necessarily be evidence of a Welsh connection." John Weston: Data Wales.


Imprint: Plaispublishing
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-6139159383
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
LSN: 6139159385
Barcode: 9786139159383

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