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Kari asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 5 years ago

Is my great grandpa Native American? Help?

I'm form New Orleans louisiana and i've been trying to find some information on my great grandpa Kirby Jones and his family. I searched and can't find and can't find any document. In the pic he is caramel colored with blonde hair i thought he was mulatto or a dark white but if he was documents would be easy to find i searched the surname and its of Welish and Choctow orgin please help...

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  • Maxi
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    5 years ago
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    Jones is from English medieval language origins. It derives either from the male given name John, or its female equivalent Joan, so comes from any country in the World which spoke, heard or was influenced by the English language, that means three quarters of the Worlds countries, so surname hunting will never tell you which country ancestors came from EVER

    Could this be your Great Grandpa married to Helen? If so he was classed in the 1940 census as white

    Name: Kirby J Jones

    Event Type: Census

    Event Date: 1940

    Event Place: Chatham, Police Jury Ward 7, Jackson, Louisiana, United States

    Gender: Male

    Age: 21

    Marital Status: Married

    Race (Original): White

    Race: White

    Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son-In-Law

    Relationship to Head of Household: Son-in-law

    Birthplace: Louisiana

    Birth Year (Estimated): 1919

    Last Place of Residence: Rural, Lincoln, Louisiana

    Household Role Gender Age Birthplace

    John W Womack Head M 46 Louisiana

    Velda V Womack Wife F 34 Louisiana

    Bettie Jo Womack Daughter F 7 Louisiana

    Kirby J Jones Son-in-law M 21 Louisiana

    Helen A Jones Daughter F 20 Louisiana

    • Kari
      Lv 4
      5 years agoReport

      Think you so much for your help

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  • 5 years ago

    If you are trying to find out if you have Native American ancestry you don't search surnames and genealogist don't give a whit what people look like. Start with yourself and work back one generation at a time. If you want ideas on how to do that look at the resolved questions or come back and ask another question. There are lots of good people here that can give you some great advice.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Jones is English in origin, not Native American. Surname searches will always lead you down dead ends.

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  • 5 years ago

    "Jones" is not a Choctaw name. Did your grandparents have US citizenship? Did they own property? Then they weren't native American. Check the census records and see how he is listed. Native americans are VERY well documented, the government makes sure of that. (we couldn't vote until the 1980's)

    • Kari
      Lv 4
      5 years agoReport

      He was a deadbeat dad so its hard to find information on him Thinks, asdzani

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