top of page

Common Surname and County List:

Below is a list of common Lakeminite Melungeon surnames and counties from which this specific pocket of Melungeon people descends and migrated from, and a list of counties those families migrated to.

This list is subject to expansion. If you are Melungeon and do not see your family name or a qualifying county please contact our historian at greatlakesmelungeons@gmail.com

SURNAMES​

  • Adkins

  • Allen

  • Bowling/Bollin(g)

  • Bennett

  • Blair

  • Brown

  • Bowman

  • Bunch/Punch

  • Campbell

  • Carter

  • Childers/Childress

  • Chavis

  • Clark

  • Cox

  • Collier

  • Collins

  • Cumbow

  • Duncan

  • Davis

  • Denham

  • Dial

  • Gibson/Gipson

  • Gowen/Goin

  • Green

  • Harris

  • Hawkins

  • Hopkins

  • Hendricks

  • James

  • Johnson

  • Jones

  • King

  • Lawson

  • Matthews

  • Mills

  • Mullins

  • Moore

  • Mozingo

  • Osborne

  • Owens

  • Oxendine

  • Newman

  • Nichols

  • Noel

  • Patterson

  • Perkins

  • Pruitt

  • Rhea

  • Richardson

  • Robinson

  • Russell

  • Scott

  • Sizemore

  • Stanley

  • Stephens

  • Stewart

  • Swindall

  • Thompson

  • Turner

  • Vanover

  • Watts

  • White

  • Willis

  • Williams

  • Wood

  • Yates

  • Young

ORIGIN COUNTIES

 

TN:​​

  • Anderson

  • Campbell

  • Carter

  • Claiborne

  • Clark

  • Cox

  • Hamilton

  • Hancock

  • Hawkins

  • Jackson

  • Jefferson

  • Johnson

  • Montgomery 

  • Overton

  • Putnum

  • Sullivan

  • Washington

KY:

  • Bell

  • Clay

  • Floyd

  • Harlan

  • Knott

  • Knox

  • Laurel

  • Letcher

  • McCreary

  • Perry

  • Pike

  • Whitley

NC:

  • Alleghany

  • Ashe

  • Avery

  • Mitchell

  • Watauga

  • Wilkes

  • Yancey

VA:

  • Buchannon

  • Dickenson

  • Grayson

  • Lee

  • Pulaski

  • Russel

  • Scott

  • Smyth

  • Tazewell

  • Washington

  • Wise

  • Wythe

WV:

  • Mcdowell

  • Mercer

  • Mingo

  • Monroe

  • Raleigh

  • Wayne

  • Wyoming

MIGRATION COUNTIES

 

OH:​​

  • Cuyahoga

  • Erie

  • Franklin

  • Jefferson

  • Lucas

  • Mahoning

  • Montgomery 

  • Richland

  • Stark

  • Summit

  • Trumbull

 

IN:

  • Allen

  • Elkhart

  • Kosciusko

  • Lake

  • Madison

  • St. Joseph

 

 

MI:

  • Bay

  • Berrien

  • Calhoun

  • Genessee

  • Ingham

  • Kent

  • Macomb

  • Oakland

  • Saginaw

  • Washtenaw

  • Wayne

 

IL:

  • Cook

  • Kankakee

  • Lake

  • Winnebago

bottom of page