African American Submitted Surnames

These names are a subset of American names used more often by African Americans. See also about African-American names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BAUMFREE     Dutch, American, African American
This name is clearly derived from Sojourner Truth, a former African-American slave who was born as Isabella Bomefree (but at some point the surname was changed to the more German-looking Baumfree). Although Sojourner's original owners - James and Elizabeth Bomefree/Baumfree - were apparently of Dutch descent, it is questionable whether the surname is really of Dutch origin... [more]
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