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Mingo, great grandmother, Guyana

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:18 pm
by rozapeardrops
My greatgrandmother's maiden name was Edith Mingo. She had a sister called Emily. They were both born between 1880 - 1895. They grew up in Buxton. She worked as a servant.

Edith had three children - Mary (surname unknown), Ivy Shetoo, and Joseph Rodney, then she went on to marry a Mr Knights.

I would like to find out a bit more information about her like who her mother was and how she came by the name Mingo.

If anyone can she light on this name. Maybe it came from a plantation owner. Maybe someone has the name Mingo.

Re: Mingo, great grandmother, Guyana

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:13 am
by StMartinFamily
I have the Mingo surname in my lineage from St Martin FWI. I have heard of some ties to Guyana however I have never been able to make the connection. If I learn anything further on the name I will contact you back through this webpage.

Re: Mingo, great grandmother, Guyana

PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:13 pm
by rozapeardrops
Thank you so much
God bless

Re: Mingo, great grandmother, Guyana

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:56 pm
by Ming
Hi I'm Ming, I'm responding to your post because I too am tracing my roots. Seems as though the name Mingo is almost unique to east coast Guyana.

My Grandfather was born James Mingo, in the village of Nabaclis East Coast Demerrara in 1872, later adopted by his aunt who too was a Mingo,

She married an Adams and later adopted her nephew who became James Adams, but he used and was known by both names James Mingo and James Adams.

In the village and on the east coast he was also known as Mingo Adams. James Mingo Married Lillian Howell and had eleven(11) children.
My father was the ninth (9th) child of whom I am the first of three(3) sons.

I'm at present documenting our family History from Africa to The Americas, Caribbean. I'm on a journey with no charted destination, I have found so many fascinating things about Mingo both in Africa and the Americas.

Some of what I've found so far is this,; The name Mingo and 'it's peoples are of West African Origin/stock. They are primarily Malinke (Mandika,Mandingo), Wolof, Hausa peoples, most of whom were Muslims. The Mandinka live primarily in West Africa, particularly in The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Guinea Bissau, Niger, Mauritania. They were first brought to Guyana's East coast to work the Plantations by the British.

During the 16th, 17th and 18th century as many as a third of the Mandinka population were shipped to the Americas as slaves through capture in conflict and therefore a significant portion of the Africans in the Americas/Caribbean are descended from the Mandinka people.

There's also a famous Artist/Painter in Guyana called James Mingo. Maybe he too is a relative.

If you wish to know more . . of Mingo (email removed by Administrator)

Much Peace - Much Love

Re: Mingo, great grandmother, Guyana

PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:08 pm
by StMartinFamily
Thanks for the information. None of the names you reference provide any links for me. Maybe the original poster has a link in their heritage.

Re: Mingo, great grandmother, Guyana

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:43 pm
by MWillems

My grandmother's name is Eulalie Francoise Mingo. I believe she was born in Grand Case, St.Martin FWI in 1922. Any connections here? I don't know her lineage, so would love to find out more!

Michelle Willems