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Emmigration and Immigration

White settlers in colonial Maryland were primarily from the British Isles. In 1660, English immigrants began to settle in the Eastern Shore in what is now Wicomico county. Nearly all British immigrants to colonial Maryland were either servants or convicts. Maryland received more indentured servants than any other colony. In 1740, English, Scottish and Scotch-Irish began settling in Western Maryland. By 1870, virtually all immigrants to Maryland were of German origins.


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Last Revised: Friday, August 27, 2004

2005. Garrett County, MD Genealogy