r/worldnews Sep 22 '22

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u/OppositeYouth Sep 22 '22

Sucks, they could have at least sent you to Australia


u/clintCamp Sep 22 '22

I went to Jamaica once and met a whole bunch of Jamaicans with my same last name. I have to assume that great great uncle wasn't so great and had a plantation long ago. That is where he got banished to.


u/cogra23 Sep 22 '22

Not necessarily, Irish names in Jamaica existed because there were Irish indentured servers there for example.


u/dangerislander Sep 23 '22

And a lot of the Irish actually taught the African slaves how to speak english. Hence why they say Jamaican accent is heavily influenced by Irish.