Accepted Surname and County List:

*NOTE: Having an accepted surname in your tree isn't confirmation or proof, it is important to show their descent from a Melungeon community and their migration from a former Melungeon county.

SURNAMES​

  • Adams

  • Adkins

  • Allen

  • Bowling

  • Bennett

  • Brown

  • Bowman

  • Bunch

  • Campbell

  • Carter

  • Clark

  • Cox

  • Collier

  • Collins

  • Duncan

  • Davis

  • Denham

  • Dial

  • Gibson

  • Gowen/Goin

  • Green

  • Harris

  • Hawkins

  • Hopkins

  • Hendricks

  • James

  • Johnson

  • Jones

  • King

  • Lawson

  • Mills

  • Mullins

  • Moore

  • Osborne

  • Newman

  • Nichols

  • Patterson

  • Pruitt

  • Richardson

  • Robinson

  • Russell

  • Scott

  • Sizemore

  • Stanley

  • Stephens

  • Stewart

  • Swindall

  • Thompson

  • Turner

  • Vanover

  • Watts

  • White

  • Willis

  • Williams

  • Wood

COUNTIES

TN:​​

  • Anderson

  • Campbell

  • Carter

  • Claiborne

  • Clark

  • Cox

  • Hancock

  • Hawkins

  • Jefferson

  • Johnson

  • Sullivan

  • Washington

KY:

  • Bell

  • Clay

  • Floyd

  • Harlan

  • Knott

  • Knox

  • Laurel

  • Letcher

  • Perry

  • Pike

  • Whitley

NC:

  • Alleghany

  • Ashe

  • Avery

  • Mitchell

  • Watauga

  • Yancey

VA:

  • Buchannon

  • Dickenson

  • Lee

  • Russel

  • Scott

  • Smyth

  • Tazewell

  • Washington

  • Wise

  • Wythe

WV:

  • Cabell

  • Mcdowell

  • Mercer

  • Mingo

  • Wayne

  • Wyoming