Here’s the email I just received from Paul Heinegg in response to my blog.

“You see Cumbo as the name of a slave in many tithable lists for Virginia. Benjamin Banneker also had an African name. Baneka is the tribal name for the Cameroons. And Cuffey/ Kofi was common also. There was a Cuffey family in Norfolk County and a Cuff family in Gates. “

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