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Posted By: katlaughing
07-Sep-06 - 08:07 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Black Irish: Etymological Consensus?
Forgot to say, the theory of Barbadosed is interesting. My mom had a lot of Scottish ancestry. Her brother's hair was so dark and tightly curled his nickname, in the 1930's in high school was "Nig." Nothing was ever said about it, except my dad teased mom about being Black Irish. Since then, I've found one of her ancestors was a big wig on Barbados. When he moved to the Carolinas he brought about 300 hundred slaves with him. I believe it is entirely feasible there was some mixing of the blood.