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Combined, the total of Scots and Scot-Irish in this census is The following sections give some information about the major ethnic groups in colonial North Carolina all the ones in the list above except Dutch and Swedish. English and Welsh The main English immigration to North America began in the early seventeenth century.
From this time until the Revolution, the English were the largest group in the colonies and certainly in North Carolina. Due to industrialization and less religious persecution there had been an improvement in living standards in England and this led to a relative decline in the English emigration the eighteenth century.
In the seventeenth century they mainly settled the East seaboard areas in the colonies. In the New England colony all the states had ninety percent or more population of English and Welsh origin.
Though the governing of the colonies was mainly in English hands, there were several British government leaders from Scotland and Ulster. The culture of North Carolina was decidedly British, mainly English. The other ethnic groups maintained strong cultures within their own contained communities, but had marginal influence, at first, on English-dominated rule and society.
However, little by little, the influence of the Scotch-Irish and Highland Scots in particular became evident, as we shall see later in this paper. Scottish Lowlanders There were Lowlanders in this area before Tracing Lowlanders is more difficult than tracing Highlanders because the Lowlanders were much more willing to disperse themselves within the various communities than were the clansmen.
However, there are clear records of Lowlanders in North Carolina before Lowlander names appear in pre Carolina records and the first governor of the colony, William Drummond, was a Lowlander Myer, Aftera steady stream flowed into the Colony.
In the seventeenth century a large amount of the Irish immigrants were situated in the West Indies, but in the eighteenth century there were Irish settlements in North America. Pennsylvania was in the colony that had most persons of Irish nationality, but it was mainly in the nineteenth century that the mass immigration of Irish Catholics to North America started.
Germans The German immigrants came mainly from the areas of the river Rhine, the pre industrial south-west parts of Germany, but also from the German speaking areas of Switzerland.
The constant warfare in these parts of Europe made immigrants drawn towards the North Atlantic colonies. The Germans settled mainly in Pennsylvania and bythey represented more than one fourth of the total population.
There were also some German settlements in Maryland, North and South Carolina and New York, but these numbers were small compared to the German population in Pennsylvania.Scots to Colonial North Carolina Before Society and Culture in Colonial Cape Fear Valley. If one wants to trace Scottish folk song melodies from Scotland into Colonial North America, it seems logical to locate the largest concentrations of immigrant Scottish populations and to attempt to understand their culture, the cultures in which they found .
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Scots to Colonial North Carolina Before Society and Culture in Colonial Cape Fear Valley.
If one wants to trace Scottish folk song melodies from Scotland into Colonial North America, it seems logical to locate the largest concentrations of immigrant Scottish populations and to attempt to understand their culture, the cultures in which they found themselves, how they interacted with those.
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