The Melungeon in Me
I’m so intrigued with the search for who I am and who I have found out that I come close to coming from. I am native born Puerto Rican and considered a descendant of the Caribe Indian, Taino but Guanina to be exact. My ancestry reaches several different lands and their people. My ancestral last names are: paternally Texidor (of Greek origin by way of Spain and Portugal), David (Hebrew), Rivera (Spanish), Mora (Spainish), Moret (French). Maternally my last names are and descend from: Flores (Spanish), Rodriguez (Spanish), Rivas (Spanish & Portuguese), Agosto (Spanish). Then as the Spanish side of the Texidor’s migrated to the Caribe my ancestors intertwined with French, Dutch, Italian and the African share croppers turned slaves. Making our skin color to be of different shades of olive, brown, Indian, black and white colored people. we truly became the melting pot of the Caribe therefore I believe it is also where all Melungeon’s might have descended from and then from Puerto rico migrated to populate all the other Islands through out the Caribean Sea, and all three of the America’s and points west into the Pacific all the way down to Australia. We are said to be all from one family root of Texidor’s whom were slave owners and very influential in Puerto Rico and well known amonst other Spanish populated islands of the Caribe.