WHY DO AFRICAN-AMERICANS HAVE SUCH A HIGH PERCENTAGE OR RATIO OF WELSH SIR NAMES?( THE STORY OF PRINCE MADOC AND THE WELSH MOORS)
by (AMIR) ISHAQ D. AL-SULAIMANI
The original British were Moorish-Israelites. The name British is Hebrew in origin and derives from the compound words Brit meaning covenant and Ish meaning man. In this regard the original British were counted among those who inherited the Covenant of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob. During the 6th century the Brits were invaded by the Germanic tribes known as the Angles,Saxons and Jutes.(The Angles became known as the English.) In response the Brits fled nearby to a land of refuge which they called Armorica, and thus the Armorican identity was that which secretly preserved the Moorish Israelite heritage of the original Britons or British. The Moors were also the original settlers of Ireland which was originally known as Hibernia meaning the Land of the Hebrews, while the Scottish Hebrides Islands were a manifestation of the Moorish Hebrew identity of the original inhabitants of Scotland. However it was the Welsh known as the people of Cymru who best preserved the Armorican identity of the original British Israelites.
In 1170, the Moorish Welsh Prince Madoc sailed to the ” New Word ” or ” Western Lands ” as they were known and established the Moorish Settlement of the Mandan or Mendanne. In the Western Lands Prince Madoc sought to establish another Armorica(America) or place of refuge where the British Moors could preserve their Israelite identity and heritage. The name Mandan or Mendanne(Mandanne) is rooted in the Mande(Mende) tribal origins of the Moors who in the Great Moorish Kingdom of Mali were most prominently known as the Mandingo. (In 1311 Abubaker II the Emperor of Mali set sail across the Atlantic with a 1,000 vessel fleet and thus the Mandingo Moors who in the Americas became known as the Nantego(Nanticoke) joined the earlier Welsh Moors who became known as the Mandan. The Malian voyage is recorded by the Egyptian historian Ibn Fadlullah Al-Umari. In fact in 1750 a Moravian Missionary, J.C. Pyrlaeus visited the Nanticoke Nation on Maryland’s eastern shore to compile a vocabulary of their language. Years later all their words were discovered to form a language that was pure African Mandingo(Black Indians William Loren Katz Page 109)
In regards to the above migrations the Moors who came from Wales(1170) under the leadership of Prince Madoc became known as the Mandan or Mandanne (Mendanne) while those who came from Mali(1311) under the leadership of Abu Baker II became known as the Nanticoke or Nantego an alternate variant of Mandingo.
In recent years a number of individuals of Welsh descent began to curiously question the reason why so many African-Americans have such a high percentage or ratio of Welsh Sir names. The most commonly expected response that African-Americans with Welsh Sir names are simply those who descend from Welsh owned slaves has been totally proven false. The percentage of Welsh immigrants who came to the Americas prior to 1865 was extremely low in relation to most other ethnic communities. Among those who did arrive prior to 1865 many were active in Abolitionist movements and settled in areas where slavery was either rare or non-existent. Factual statistics have logically eliminated the possibility that African-Americans inherited such a high percentage of Welsh names from Welsh Slave Masters. There are now a number of theories that have tried to account or explain away this phenomenon. However the fact of the matter is that many African-Americans are descended from the Moorish communities who arrived in the Americas prior to Columbus from both Mali and Wales. Those who would identify or adopt Welsh Sir names descend from the latter.
WHY ARE WELSH NAMES SO COMMON IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
When the Welsh Moors came to the Americas in 1170 under the leadership of Prince Madoc they came at a time when the Welsh still maintained knowledge of their African Mande(Mende) Moorish origins and had not mixed with the Angles(English), Saxons and Jutes to the extent that later Welsh who remaind in Wales did. Welsh immigrants who began to arrive in America approximately 600 years later were much lighter or Anglicized from the 600 year period of mixing with the Angles. However even the Welsh of present day Wales are known to be predominantly of the Black haired type and at times appear recognizably darker than the average Anglo-Saxon.