According to the 1900 US Federal Census, Las Animas County's population was made up of the following ethnic groups:
Acadian - the area which is made up of present day Nova Scotia and
New Brunswick, Canada was once known as Acadia. The French first settled
there in 1605. In the early 1700s, the area was given over to the British. From
1755 - 1759, a large part of the population was exiled. Many managed to stay in
the more remote areas of Acadia, while some went back to France or settled in
Quebec. In 1785, many Acadian families removed themselves to Louisiana,
where they became known as Cajuns.
Arabian - someone who can trace his or her ancestry to the tribes of Arabia - the
original inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula - and the Syrian desert. This definition covers
fewer self-identified Arabs than not, and was the definition used in medieval times.
Austrian - are defined as the people of the Republic of Austria and its historical predecessor
states (March of Austria, Archduchy of Austria, Austrian Empire, Austria-Hungary), and to
this extent share a common Austrian culture and being of Austrian descent. Common
definitions also include speaking the Austrian German as a mother tongue.
Basque - The Basques as an ethnic group primarily inhabit an area traditionally known as
the Basque Country, a region that is located around the western end of the Pyrenees on
the coast of the Bay of Biscay and straddles parts of north-eastern Spain and south-western
Belgian - Belgium is part of the Low Countries, or the Netherlands, which name has applied
to the present Kingdoms of the Netherlands and Belgium and the Grand-Duchy of
Luxembourg. "Low" or "Nether" refers to the geographical position of this area, which is
situated largely in the western extension of the great North European plain.
Cajun - are descendents of Acadian families who were exiled from their Acadian homeland
around the 1750s.
Canadian - when French and English settlers began to colonize Canada, it was already
inhabited by various Native American peoples. Colonization between the French and British
continued. Settlers also came from the United States during the American Revolutionary
War and after the United States formally gained its independence from Britain in 1783.
Canada developed over many decades from colonies into an independent nation that is
part of the British Commonwealth of Nations. The year 1867 is particularly important
because New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Canada East (Quebec), and Canada West (Ontario)
were united to form the Dominion of Canada.Canadian immigrants in the nineteenth century
include Scots, Irish, Welsh, Germans, Ukrainians, and other ethnic groups. Its population
remains as diverse today as the inhabitants that founded it over two hundred years ago.
Chinese - "Jia pu," also known as Zupu, is a record of a clan's history, lineage and an
ancestral biography when reseraching roots from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Tibet.
Croatian - Hrvatska, officially the Republic of Croatia is a country in Europe, at the
crossroads of the Mediterranean, Central Europe and the Balkans. It is bounded by
Slovenia in the northwest, Hungary in the northeast, by Serbia and Montenegro in the east,
by Bozneia and Herzegovina in the south and east, and by the Adriatic Sea in the west.
Cuban - Cuba is an island nation in the Carribean Sea. Cuban heritage is like a puzzle of
many colors and shapes. Aborigines, Spanish and other European, African, Chinese,
Jewish, Arab, Yucatecos and North American roots make a vibrant colorful collage
which is called Cuban.
Czech - The Czech Republic is composed of the historic regions of Bohemia and Moravia,
as well as parts of Silesia. The country borders Poland to the northeast,Germany to the
west and northwest, Austriato the south and Slovakia to the east.
Danish - Danes/Daner were an ancient North Germanic tribe residing in modern day
southern Sweden and on the Danish islands. Having Danish roots is much more unusual
than having German, Irish or Italian roots. The total number of immigrants is not high, and
the Danes settled quickly into the American melting pot society.
Dutch - The Netherlands is often called Holland, which is formally incorrect as North and
South Holland are actually two of its twelve provinces. The word Dutch is used to refer to
the people, the language and anything pertaining to the Netherlands. The difference between
the noun and the adjective is a peculiarity of the English language and does not exist in
the Dutch language.
English - The English trace their heritage largely to the Anglo-Saxons, the Romano-Britons,
the Danish-Vikings that formed the Danelaw during the time of Alfred the Great, and the
Normans. The name of England derives from the Angles. Some researchers have argued
that the majority of English people, much like the other populations within the British Isles,
have some genetic relationship to the original hunter-gatherers, who settled Britain between
15,000 and 7,500 years ago, after the last Ice Age.
Filipino - The second largest archiplago in the world, with over 7,000 tropical islands, is the
home of the Filipino people of the Phillipines in Southeast Asia.
Finnish - The terms Finns and Finnish people are usually used in English to mean "a native
or inhabitant of Finland", but they are also used to refer to the ethnic group historically
associated with Finland. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden
from the 12th to the 19th centuries and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809.
It won its complete independence in 1917.
French - The French people commonly come from France, a county in Western Europe,
that has several oversears islands, and territories located on other continents. Metropolitan
France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea,
and from the Rhine River to the Atlantic Ocean.
French Canadian - Many people immigrated to Canada from France and they arrived in the
17th century and were the first to populate Canada. They left France, mainly from the region
of Perche, confronted the ocean, defied a difficult winter, cleared the land and built the first
houses on the banks of the Saint-Lawrence River.
German -Germany was formed as a country in 1871. If your ancestors emigrated before1871
they did not come from Germany but from Pfalz, or Prussia or Hesse, etc.
Greek - Thrace, Macedonia, the peninsula of Athos, Epirus, the Ionian and the Aegean
islands, Crete, Gavdos and the mainland make up the Country of Greece.
Hispanic - research relating to and encompassing the geographical areas of the Caribbean,
Latin America, and Iberia; the indigenous cultures of those areas; and peoples throughout
the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S.,
and peoples of Portuguese or Spanish heritage in Africa and Asia.
Hungarian -Over time present day Hungary has included present Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia,
northern Serbia, northwestern Romania, and subcarpathian Ukraine. From 1867-1918 it was
part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, with a dual monarchy. Hungary controlled what is
now modern day Hungary, Slovakia, Transylvania and Banat (now in Romania),
Subcarpathian Rus' (now in Ukraine), part of Croatia, including Slavonia, and Bosnia was
Iceland -Iceland's genealogy and history records date back to the ninth century.Within a hundred
years of the first settlement, many Scots, Swedes and Irish settled in the land. Early Icelandic
immigrants came to America in the 1850s. Repositories in Iceland have many many years of
records, partially due to the lack of natural disasters.
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