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"Black Irish", Cherokee, Scottish 1700's

"Black Irish", Cherokee, Scottish 1700's

Posted: 982593954000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1028148630000
Surnames: SWEETIN, SWEETON, SWEETEN, SWEITON
The "black Irish" were actually Scottish families who fled Scotland after the Jacobite Revolution and lived in Ireland. Many eventually came to America. The Sweetins, Sweetons, Sweetens, and Sweitons settled in North Carolina; and there was considerable intermarriage with the Cherokee people during the 1700s, especially between the Scottish and Cherokees.

Black Irish vs Scott's Irish

Posted: 1023691878000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1028148996000
Just a short note. You described "Scott-Irish", not "black-Irish". Black-Irish were the children born with black hair, blue eyes and fair skin (and their descendants) being born within a year or so of the Spanish Armada being destroyed when trying to invade England. It was always denied that shipwrecked sailors made it to shore, but somehow their "genes" did, lol. King Phillip of Spain was trying to take England from Queen Elizabeth I at the time.

Re: Black Irish

Chuck (View posts)
Posted: 1023730312000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1028149078000
Ha Ha! Genes do funny things, don't they! Yes, the Black Irish indeed came from the Spaniard survivors of the Armada. Good to hear from you.

Chuck

The term "Black Irish"

Posted: 1040039960000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1047947438000
Surnames: Foley,Toomay, Cooper,Mace,Childs
What is your source of information? I have information found in the History Of Ireland, that The term Black Irish is a term used mainly by Americans. In Cork Ireland the term is unknown.
Pat Turner
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