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#1 Mar 25, 2011
IRISH PUERTO RICANS CLUB

Irish immigration to Puerto Rico

Irish immigrants played in instrumental role in the Puerto Rico's economy. One of the most important industries of the island was the sugar industry. Among the successful businessmen in this industry were Miguel Conway, who owned a plantation in the town of Hatillo and Juan Nagle whose plantation was located in Río Piedras.

General Alexander O'Reilly, "Father of the Puerto Rican Militia", named Tomas O'Daly chief engineer of modernizing the defenses of San Juan, this included the fortress of San Cristóbal. Tomas O'Daly and Miguel Kirwan were partners in the "Hacienda San Patricio", which they named after the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick.

A relative of O'Daly, Demetrio O'Daly, succeeded Admiral Ramon Power y Giralt as the island's delegate to the Spanish Courts. The plantation no longer exists, however the land in which the plantation was located is now a San Patricio suburb with a shopping mall by the same name.

The Quinlan family established two plantations, one in the town of Toa Baja and the other in Loíza. Puerto Ricans of Irish descent were also instrumental in the development of the islands tobacco industry. Among them Miguel Conboy who was a founder of the tobacco trade in Puerto Rico.

Surnames of the first Irish families in Puerto Rico
(Algunos apellidos de las primera familias irlandesas en Puerto Rico):

Anderson, Armstrong, Kirwan, Cole, Coll, Coleman, Conway, Cooper, Davis, Darby, Doran, Finlay, Fitzpatrick, Gilbert, Hayes, Henna, Kelly, Kennedy, Kiernan, Martin, McClintock, McCormick, McDougall, Monroe, Morgan, Murphy (Morfi), Murray, Nagle, O'Daly, O'Ferral (O'Farrell), O'Neill, O'Reilly, Perkins, Power, Quinlan, Richardson, Roberts, Skerret, Simpson, Sullivan (Sólivan), Todd, Walker, Williams and Wilson.
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The following is a list of notable Puerto Ricans or people of Puerto Rican descent with Irish surnames.

This list also includes people of Puerto Rican and Irish descent born in the United States and Irishmen/women who adopted Puerto Rico as their homeland as well:

• Bithorn, Hiram - baseball player - First Puerto Rican to play in the MLB
• Carthy Deu, Deborah - Miss Universe 1985
• Class, Jose Miguel - singer
• Cofer, Judith Ortiz - author
• Coll, Edna - educator
• Coll, Ivonne - actress
• Coll y Cuchi, Jose - Founder of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party.
• Coll y Toste, Cayetano - physician & poet
• Cuchi Coll, Isabel - journalist
• Conboy, Miguel - Founder of the Puerto Rican tobacco trade
• Dorough, Howie - Backstreet Boys member
• Evans, Faith - A former state legislator and the first woman in the United States to serve as a U.S. Marshal.
• Ferrer, Miguel - actor (mother Irish-American)
• Justice, Victoria - actress
• Kelley, Kevin - boxer
• Kennedy, Juan - Was the chief slave trader in the Puerto Rico area
• Lowell, Mike - MLB player
•Lowry, Desiree - Former Miss Puerto Rico (1995)
• McClintock, Kenneth - President of the Senate of Puerto Rico.
• Migenes-Johnson, Julia - Soprano
• O'Daly, Demetrio - Served as the island delegate to the Spanish Parliament
• O'Neill, Ana Maria - women's rights activist
• O'Neill Garcia, Hector - Mayor of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico since 1993
• O'Neill, Maria de Mater - artist, lithographer, and professor.
• Perkins Flores, Ada - Former Miss Puerto Rico (1978)
• Power y Giralt, Ramon - admiral/politician
• Richardson, Carmen Belen - actress
• Riley, Sharon - actress/singer
• Robison, Elizabeth - Former Miss Puerto Rico (1986)
• Rockwell, James - 1st Lieutenant USMC, Graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1933
• Scannell, Herb - businessman - former President of Nickelodeon Networks
• Simpson, Laurie Tamara - Former Miss Puerto Rico (1987)
• Vargas, Elizabeth - television journalist (mother Irish-American)

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Spikewebbe

Jersey City, NJ

#2 Mar 25, 2011
What is this, Puerto Rican History Month...

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#3 Mar 25, 2011
Spikewebbe wrote:
What is this, Puerto Rican History Month...
Just masking sure your head's screwed on right. BTW if you don't like what I post don't eyeball it. Easy as that.

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#4 Mar 25, 2011
Just making sure your head's screwed on right. BTW if you don't like what I post don't eyeball it. Easy as that.
Spikewebbe

Jersey City, NJ

#5 Mar 25, 2011
Brainiac2 wrote:
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Just masking sure your head's screwed on right. BTW if you don't like what I post don't eyeball it. Easy as that.
I like it. I think you should start your own blog. I love Puerto Ricans, one of my favorite Playboy issues is the Girls of Puerto Rico...very very sexy...

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#6 Mar 25, 2011
Spikewebbe wrote:
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I like it. I think you should start your own blog. I love Puerto Ricans, one of my favorite Playboy issues is the Girls of Puerto Rico...very very sexy...
That reminds me of my recent trip to China. I loved the women but I sure as hell don't like their men. LOL You would be surprized how differently Chinese men behave over there as opposed to here in the USA. The women behave the same. But the men? I almost had to fight one soon as I arrived. Was driving me out of the Beijing toward the hills when my hotel room was only a few blocks from airport.

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#8 Mar 25, 2011
Spikewebbe wrote:
What is this, Puerto Rican History Month...
Nope, the silly bytch is Puerto Rican.

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#10 Mar 25, 2011
mayonnaise wrote:
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Nope, the silly bytch is Puerto Rican.
Then again you might be black. No difference-same applies. You wanna forum that stasys strictly on theme? Don't bring in other people as targets. Why? Because thos other preople might decide to hurle something back. Then begins your sissy assed "ouch! Hey! Watch it! Stop! You is hurting me!" mariconerias.

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#11 Mar 25, 2011
Then again you might be black. No difference-same applies. You wanna forum that stays strictly on theme? Don't bring in other people as targets. Why? Because those other people might decide to hurl something back. Then begins your sissy-assed "Ouch! Hey! Watch it! Stop! You is hurting me!" mariconerias.

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#12 Mar 29, 2011
Makes no difff! If the last name is Irish but your nationality is Latino, you're a certifiable monkey to USA Anglos.
Enter Rosencrantz

United States

#13 Mar 29, 2011
Brainiac2 wrote:
Makes no difff! If the last name is Irish but your nationality is Latino, you're a certifiable monkey to USA Anglos.
You bring a lot of interesting view points to this forum and your posts are usually rife with knowledge and logic. Please keep up the good work.
Beaver-toothed Billy

Harrisburg, PA

#14 Dec 4, 2012
Enter Rosencrantz wrote:
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You bring a lot of interesting view points to this forum and your posts are usually rife with knowledge and logic. Please keep up the good work.
Ditto
Angela

United States

#16 Dec 25, 2012
I'm mostly Puerto Rican Corsican, and Spaniard, but I have some Irish. I wouldn't be surprised if 90% of PR's are mixed with Irish when you consider how many emigrated to PR, not to mention American soldiers who stayed in PR after the Spanish American war.
I am very light skinned, and northern Italian-looking. A lot of people see Italy when they look at me, and have told me so, but I feel closer to my galician, and Irish Celtic kin. Don't even care that the Italians were considered more advanced (latins brought the celtd out of thr iron age, etc.)
As for Puerto Ricans given a black stereotype: In the 1980's, black Dominicans made their home in Puerto Rico, darkening us. Prior to 1980, we were fully whitened (yep, we are racists, too, but aware that the whites ruled, and looking white helped us to have a better life) always around 90% of European descent.
I grew up around a lot of Puerto Rican's, and the most exotic ones looked pure European in features, but you had to look white American to be considered white.
I was always disgusted by Americas ignorance, and stereotypes about us.
These forums are a great educational tool.
CONSCIOUSlll

Jersey City, NJ

#17 Dec 25, 2012
Angela wrote:
I'm mostly Puerto Rican Corsican, and Spaniard, but I have some Irish. I wouldn't be surprised if 90% of PR's are mixed with Irish when you consider how many emigrated to PR, not to mention American soldiers who stayed in PR after the Spanish American war.
I am very light skinned, and northern Italian-looking. A lot of people see Italy when they look at me, and have told me so, but I feel closer to my galician, and Irish Celtic kin. Don't even care that the Italians were considered more advanced (latins brought the celtd out of thr iron age, etc.)
As for Puerto Ricans given a black stereotype: In the 1980's, black Dominicans made their home in Puerto Rico, darkening us. Prior to 1980, we were fully whitened (yep, we are racists, too, but aware that the whites ruled, and looking white helped us to have a better life) always around 90% of European descent.
I grew up around a lot of Puerto Rican's, and the most exotic ones looked pure European in features, but you had to look white American to be considered white.
I was always disgusted by Americas ignorance, and stereotypes about us.
These forums are a great educational tool.
Unfortunately your post has also amplified the samae stereotype you seem to critique. Many Puerto Ricans have a mislead sence of identity directly due to a false historical denial of self knowledge and Anglo phopea. Many Puerto Ricans feel validated if accepted by whites while being inferior to having Black roots. As for the Irish and other Whites in Puerto Rico, including Cubans, they have actually done little to advance Puerto Rico from its present modern second rate colonial status. Puerto Ricans actually own little in way of economic power. This is due to a perpetual cycle of dependency, both political and economical. As we speak, Puerto Rico is in dire need of a new direction and guidence. Of which will never happen until Puerto Ricans change the way of thinking that believes that their whiteness is a way of passage, while negating those that are not white. America, nor Whites have ever had the interests of the people of Puerto Rico in high regards. Neither have the Irish. Today neither do Puerto Ricans.
Angela

United States

#18 Dec 26, 2012
You are a pretentious writer Conscience, with no name to call your own.

I knew some ignorant, condescending troll would slither on in, and spew false truths, again separating Puerto Ricans from other white people who (as a whole) are achieving better than statistics want the world to believe.

Only 3000 black slaves were brought to the island after the indians were predominantely decimated. That is a minuscule amount in comparison to the influx of mixed Europeans who arrived on the island hoping for a better life.

The Spaniards were very prejuduced, and many were whiter than other mediterrean types. There was pressure to conform at the time to their ways, or suffer the consequences. Unfortunately, this type of mentality perpetuated, even after Puerto ricans fled to the states, but racism there was overpowering, and hateful Americans began to stereotype us, because we were predominantly olive whites, like Italy, and Irish Americans who were not accepted as whites in the US, initially.

FYI: White means European. Europeans are several different races if people, but I am going to educate you on European history.

My point to you is this: Puerto Ricans are not black. They are not all fair skinned, but neither are southern Europeans. America has always painted a false stereotype about Europe. Even the French are fair in americas eyes, when in fact, they are Mediterrean types.

The Irish were not initially accepted in PR, but the local people accepted them, and they were able to stay because the locals fought for them to remain.

As for P. Rican economy: it's not the best, but that has nothing to do with our race, or etnicities. European economy is a mess. Greece with their disgusting austerity measures. People in glass houses should never throw stones.

Lastly, many Puerto ricans are achievers. Sotomayer made it to Congress, and countless others are doing well, including myself. I am not only highly educated, I was always first in my class.

I do not in any way identify with the black race, and they have never accepted me.
blacks

United States

#19 Dec 26, 2012
Blacks are always trying to take credit for anything resembling a civilization. At least they could say they have beautiful houses in PR instead of huts.

thet r pathetic

Puerto ricans are white. Never met a black looking one. Now India is workkng and living near Puerto Rican areas in NY, but we all know they are induan, snd not hispanic. India thinjs they pass for hispanic. Talk about a problem with color. Induans hate there brown skin. They have a Hugh complex about color. But I think they are closer to the black race.
blacks

United States

#20 Dec 26, 2012
You should see how beautiful PR is. No blacks on earth create beautuful homez, etc. Only the Dutch in Africa turned huts into houses.
If u ser or, you will know that blacks cant do what they did there, even with economy problem s. But simetjmes we just choise stupid leaders.
blacks

United States

#21 Dec 26, 2012
Puerto ricans who just call themselves Puerto Rican, don't know there ancestry.
Consciouslll

Newark, NJ

#22 Dec 26, 2012
Angela wrote:
You are a pretentious writer Conscience, with no name to call your own.
I knew some ignorant, condescending troll would slither on in, and spew false truths, again separating Puerto Ricans from other white people who (as a whole) are achieving better than statistics want the world to believe.
Only 3000 black slaves were brought to the island after the indians were predominantely decimated. That is a minuscule amount in comparison to the influx of mixed Europeans who arrived on the island hoping for a better life.
The Spaniards were very prejuduced, and many were whiter than other mediterrean types. There was pressure to conform at the time to their ways, or suffer the consequences. Unfortunately, this type of mentality perpetuated, even after Puerto ricans fled to the states, but racism there was overpowering, and hateful Americans began to stereotype us, because we were predominantly olive whites, like Italy, and Irish Americans who were not accepted as whites in the US, initially.
FYI: White means European. Europeans are several different races if people, but I am going to educate you on European history.
My point to you is this: Puerto Ricans are not black. They are not all fair skinned, but neither are southern Europeans. America has always painted a false stereotype about Europe. Even the French are fair in americas eyes, when in fact, they are Mediterrean types.
The Irish were not initially accepted in PR, but the local people accepted them, and they were able to stay because the locals fought for them to remain.
As for P. Rican economy: it's not the best, but that has nothing to do with our race, or etnicities. European economy is a mess. Greece with their disgusting austerity measures. People in glass houses should never throw stones.
Lastly, many Puerto ricans are achievers. Sotomayer made it to Congress, and countless others are doing well, including myself. I am not only highly educated, I was always first in my class.
I do not in any way identify with the black race, and they have never accepted me.
First and foremost in order to educate someone requires your own reeducation. Europeans are NOT of several races, they consist of various nationalities yet retain their Caucasian race. Europes socalled achievements rest solely on the legacy of slavery. Yes they achieved by genocide and rape. Anglophobia is a conscious manifestation of that slave legacy. Blacks have not excepted you because of your apparent false sence of superiority. You say you have never seen Black Puerto Ricans? You are either lieing, or blind. The region of Carolina is predominantly of African decent. Puerto Rico has done little to ease the burden of Black Puerto Ricans. As for Spaniards being racist, so are many Puerto Ricans who have adopted those very attributes from the Spanish and Americans as well. Where else does such names like "moyeto, cocolo, trepa palo" come from. Puerto Ricans have been chasing a dream and have failed at providing a true potential for all Puerto Ricans due to the recessive racism you have exibited. As a colony and possesion of the US, you have adopted the very attributes of the Spaniards and your American masters. Finally, you failed at your futile attempt at educating me, you forgot to mention that Puerto Ricans and its goverment during slavery was a vital administrative slave coordinated system. Many of the slaves owned in Hispanola, Cuba and throughout the region had their masters holding the monopoly of the triangles trade sitting in San Juan. Enjoy your "blank" state of mind, or should I say, your "blanco" state of mind.
blacks

United States

#23 Dec 26, 2012
conscious, yr an idiiot. Romans and greeks were not the same race as the nordic german, celts. You wish.

Yr kkk, or from that moron nationalist site, making up a bullshit history like Hitler tried to do.
donkey's like you will never accept truth if it makes u looks inferior. Noedic Germans are the barbarians.
Face it, they got everything from a different race. Just be glad we allow u to call the golden races white.

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