Topic: Lenni-Lenape

New Jersey Indians – R Surnames

Raljolin, Ra Golen. Indian deed, Nov. 18, 1709. See Sherikham. Rapighcumen (in the text, but not a signer of the deed). Indian deed, 1714. See Papejeco. Rarawaken. Indian deed, Dec. 31, 1701. See Tapehou. Rawantagwaywoahg. Indian deed, Nov. 17, 1709. See Sherikham. Rawantaques (Rawantagwas). Indian deed, May 19, 1710. See Memerescum. Rawatones. Indian deed, July 15, 1679. See Coovang. Rawautaqwaywoahg. Indian deed, Nov. 18, 1709. See Sherikham. Rawtom, 73. Indian deed, Oct. 16, 1684. See Hayamakeno. Remmatap, “chief of the Indians,” i. Indian deed, Aug. 5, 1650. For lands, bays, creeks and rivers, called Kaonmoes, etc., on the south side in the bay of the North River. Rennowighwan, 395. Indian deed, Sept. 10, 1677. See Katamas. (Query: Lenno- wigwam Man s, or Indian s, house. Campanius says the Indians of southern New Jersey used the sound of l instead of r.) Romasickamen, 422. Indian deed, April 9, 1688. See Hoeham. Rookham (see Wickwam), 230. Indian deed, June 6, 1695. See Taepgan. Indians of N. J., 112. Roweyton. Indian deed, June 8, 1677. See Mendawasey. Rumashekah, 73. Indian deed, March 20, 1684-5. See...

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New Jersey Indians – Q Surname

Quackpacktequa, Namerisko and Mataros, “the natural proprietors of a certain tract of land” at Wanaque, in 1729. Unrecorded deed, quoted in “The Early Days and Early Surveys of East New Jersey,” by William Roome, Morristown, 1883, p. 20. Quaghhum. Indian deed, Nov. 28, 1701. See Wiequahila. Quahick, Indian Sachem of Woomanasung. Indian deed, Aug. 12, 1677. See Janatan. Quanalam, 283. Indian deed, Sept. 2, 1696. See Mockhanghan. See also Mochanhan. Quanolam. Indian deed, June 1 6, 1703. See Wickwella. Quanolom. Indian deed, March 10, 1702-3. See Wickwella. Quaquahela. Said to have been a “great sachem” near Lake Hopatcong, according to a reported legend. Hist. Morris County, 1882, p. 234. Sarah Stores, widow of Quaquahela, was a party to the Indian treaty at Crosswicks, February, 1758. Smith s N. J., 442. Is not this name a variant of Wequehela? Quaquay, Dirick. Indian power of attorney, Feb. 23, 1758. See Teedyescunk. Quaquenow. Indian deed, Oct. 23, 1758. See Egohohoun. Queehloe, “King,” King Teshmokamm, Shaphae and Yaupis. Indian deed, March 14, 1744-5, confirming the Horseneck purchase of March 7, 1701-2, the latter deed having been lost by fire, March 7, 1744. See Loantique. N. J. Archives, XV., 533. ama. Queenemenka. Indian deed, Nov. I, 1714. See Namaliskont. Queickolen. Indian deed, April 12, 1684. See Tallaca. QuenaJowmon, 156. “Hoaham and Quenalowmon, Sachems.” Indian deed, Nov. 4, 1702. See Hoaham. Quenamaka and Tetakomes. Signed...

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New Jersey Indians – T Surnames

Tachthochear. Indian deed, Dec. 10, 1737, to Jurian Thomase, of Bergen county, yeoman, and Adrian A. Post, of Essex County, baker, for the bottom of the River Passaic, a little piece above where the bridge formerly lay over the river. E. J. Deeds, Lib. 2, p. 158. Taepan or Taepgan, Oragnap, Mansiem, Wickwam, Rookham, Paakek, Siekaak, and others, Sachems of Mininssing, 230. Indian deed, June 6, 1695. For extensive tracts at and near Pompton. Taghkospeno of Tappaan, and nine or ten others. Indian deed, July 10, 1657, for Staten Island. O Callaghan’s New Netherland, II. , 575. Taghquekom. 17. Indian deed, May 19, 1671. See Assawakow. Talaman. See Capoose. Tallaca ( Nackoniakene, Queickolen and Notthorn on, witnesses). Indian deed, April 12, 1684, “with the consent of the neighborhood at Pensaukin,” for lands at that place. Hist. Burlington and Mercer Counties, 1883, p. 292. Tallquapie, Tollquapie, and three others, 141. Indian deed, Oct. 29, 1701. For tract on east side of the North branch of the Rariton River, along Machcopoiken’s land, N. W. to the mountains above Pechpeck and E. along the mountains to the Blew Hills. Tallquapie, Nicholas, Elalie, Merchant. Indian deed, October 29, 1701, for lands on branches of the North Branch of the Raritan. Elizabethtown Bill in Chancery, 57. Tamack, 7. Indian deed, July 20, 1668. See Anaren. Tamage, 18. Indian deed, Feb. 28, 1671-2. See Capatamine....

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New Jersey Indians – W & Y Surnames

Wachtaew. Indian deed, April 21, 1727. See Mowessawach. Waertsen of Hackingsack. Indian deed, July 10, 1657. See Taghkospemo. Wagakseni (Waghkseni in the text). Indian deed, Sept. 3, 1714. See Papejeco. Waiwemitting. Indian deed, June 4, 1687. See Mecoppy. Wakaghshum (not in body of deed, but signed). Indian deed, Aug. 13, 1708. See Taphaow. Wakitaroe. Indian deed, June 8, 1677. See Mendawasey. Wallammassekaman, 173. Indian deed, April 6, 1687. See Wanamasoa. Walloughkomor. Indian deed, Nov. i, 1714. See Namaliskont. Walough Pekomon. Indian deed, Nov. i, 1714. See Namaliskont. Wamascuoning. Indian deed, June 4, 1687. See Mecoppy. Wamesane. Indian deed, July n, 1667. See Wapamuck. Wanamasoa, Wallammassekaman and Waywinotunce, Chief Sachems, 173. Indian deed, April 6, 1687. For a tract within the branches of a great pone (?) called Ulickaquecks, N. Thomas Potter and Samuel White, E. the pene, S. a brook, W. a line of marked trees. (? Monmouth County.) Wapamuck, the Sakamaker, and nine other Indians “now belonging to Hakinsack.” Indian deed for Newark, July 11, 1667. Newark Town Records, 278-280; Indians of New Jersey, 109; E. J. Records, Lib. No. i, p. 69, back. Waparent. Indian deed, Nov. 18, 1709. See Sherikham. Indian deed, May 9, 1710. See Memerescum. Wappappen, I. Indian deed, Jan. 10, 1658. See Bomokan. Warham. Indian deed, June 8, 1677. See Mendawasey. Warinanco. Signed to Indian deed, Oct. 28, 1664, for Elizabethtown. N. J....

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The Delaware Indians

Associated with the early history of the Delawares are thoughts of William Penn, and of his peaceful intercourse with, and powerful influence over, the wild natives with whom he treated. At the first settlement of the country by Europeans, the tribes of this nation occupied no small portion of the present state of Pennsylvania, but their principal settlements lay between the Potomac and the Hudson. Situated between the great northern and southern confederacies, they were in turn at enmity and engaged in wars with either party; but, at an early day, they were in a measure subdued and reduced...

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Personal Names of Indians of New Jersey

In the following pages about six hundred and fifty personal names are given, not counting repetitions. These are practically all additions to the vocabularies above mentioned, and so form a very material extension of our knowledge of the Lenni-Lenape language. Moreover, Indian personal names were usually combinations of nominal, pronominal and adjectival themes, so that this list is calculated to throw much light on the habits of thought, the mental characteristics, the structure of their language and the environments of the aborigines. The student of the origin of language will be interested to notice that certain sounds are almost never used in beginning personal names. The frequency of the letters of the English alphabet in beginning the names hereinafter given appears by the following table. The third column shows the frequency of the several letters, taken from a list of 15,800 names of white inhabitants of New Jersey, 1670-1730. Dividing this number by 26 we have 600 such persons, the same number as of the aborigines named. The comparison is therefore based on an equal number of names of Indians and whites, and approximately the same period. State Listings of Vital Records New Jersey Indians – A Surnames New Jersey Indians – B Surnames New Jersey Indians – C Surnames New Jersey Indians – E Surnames New Jersey Indians – F-G Surnames New Jersey Indians – H Surnames New...

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