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Negro Family History

Negro Name Meaning
nickname or ethnic name from negro ‘black’ (Latin niger), denoting someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.from a medieval continuation of the Latin personal name Niger.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

56,489 Historical Documents with Negro on Ancestry.com
26,432 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,612 Military Records
3,315 Immigration Records
13,212 Census and Voter Lists
4,918 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Negro Families

  • Number of Negro families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Negro last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Negro census records

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Negro Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Negro families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Negro Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Negro families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Negro

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Negro Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Negro census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Negro ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Negro

Did the Negros fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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