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Origins and History

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"AFRICA, AFFRICA. A favorite female name in the twelfth century which continued in use for four or five hundred years later. It is also found at a much earlier date in Ireland: Affrick, abbess of Kildare, died in 739 (Annals of Clonmacnoise). Affreka or Affrica, daughter of Duncan, earl of Fife, became the first wife of Harald, earl of Orkney (Or. Saga, p. 88; Skene, CS., i, p. 481). Afreka or Affrica, daughter of Fergus, lord of Galloway, married Olat, king of the Islands, and was mother of Godfrey, king of Man and the Hebrides, who reigned till 1187 (Early sources, n, p. 467). Aufrike or Affrica, one of the illegitimate daughters of William the Lion, was married to William de Say (Foedera, i, pt. 2, p. 776). Godfrey, king of Man and the Hebrides, married Findguala, daughter of Muirchartach, king of Ireland, and their daughter Affrika was married to John de Courcy (Chron. Man., i, p. 80). Affrica, daughter of Edgar, son of Duuenald of Stranith, granted to the bishop of Glasgow the church of S. Brigide of Wintertonegan in the valley of the Niht (Nithsdale) in 1227 (REG., p. 120). Effrick, daughter of Coline, lord of Carrick, was mother of Coline or Callen More (HP., n, p. 84), and Eafric or Effric neyn Corgitill wrote a poem on the death of her husband MacNeill of Gigha, c. 1470 (Lismore, p. 96). Effric Makfatrik had sasine of lands of Killenane in Cowal in 1504 and in 1515 (ER., xn, p. 717, 719), and as Affrica Makpatrik is again in record in 1525 as daughter of Duncan Macpatric in Cowal (RMS). An Effreta Maclachlan is in record in 1570 (Poltalloch writs, p. 144) and Africk McQuhollaster is mentioned in a charter of wadset of 1571 (Scrymgeour family docs., p. 21). The name appears to have been originally that of a river goddess, Afraig ( (Aitnbrecc, mod. Gaelic Aithbreac, 'somewhat speckled'), the goddess of the (river-)ford. The name survived into the eighteenth century as Effrick = Oighrig, and absurdly Englished Euphemia! "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Africa Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Africa Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Africa family tree.

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