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I think this fits in one of those categories: how do you pronounce Jo's last name? I've been saying "mull-EEN" in my head.
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No real idea. I just picked a Scottish surname because a lot of African Americans who are descended from slaves were owned by Scots-Irish families. (See: "Jemisin, Jemison, Jameson" and other variants)
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I... Had not realised that about your name. Despite going to a talk here in Scotland last black history month. Thank you.
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Yeah, much of the (white) South, in the US, was settled by Scots-Irish, many of whom did very well (e.g. the famous "Mellon" clan, of Carnegie-Mellon, another Jo-similar name). There's a town in Alabama called Jemison! Used to be a plantation. Many black families w/variant names.

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Also, of course, the Caribbean. It was Sir Geoff Palmer who gave the talk at my office, and his research is fascinating (and horrifying). bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-e…
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I had a southern relative (Scottish surname) tell me that the civil war was a continuation of the fight between the Scottish and English.
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