Tuscarora Names Extracted

One of our blog followers has extracted the names of a number of Tuscarora for thier own use and has submitted the list for our blog readers.  A big hat tip to our benefactor. 

In my Native Names project, I am only including names that are somewhat anglicized.  In other words, the first name, below, Achsaquareesey,would not have been included.  My goal in that project is for people to be able to find an ancestor and those names don’t come forward in time.  However, Cornelius Akus or Okus would be, as would Tom Blount, for example.  This person indicated that they started out to do the same thing, but then realized that sometimes you eventually find the link between a Native name and an anglicized one, and then you know more about the person when you can identify the Native name of the person with the anglicized name.  You can see examples of this with George Croghan and Nicholas Cusick.

The primary source for this information was Chief Elias Johnson’s “Legends, Traditions, and Laws of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of the Tuscarora Indians.”   Other information has been added from other sources as well.  All work beginning at this point is theirs.

ACHSAQUAREESEY – mentioned by Weiser as headman of the Tuscarora, said to be the “wisest and the best”. Oct. 4, 1753

Think this is probably William Chew, otherwise known as Sacarussa, in Skarure, Seh-kwah-ree’?-shreh. Turtle Clan chief, means “spear trailer”.

ADORIES – A Tuscarora chief, present at Treaty at Albany. Aug. 29-Sept 12, 1722 possibly “The-Bear-Cub”, Uh-deh-gwah-denh?-ah’, chief of bear clan.

AGHSEMTEREES – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

AGHSONTTERREES – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadephia. July, 1742

AKIS (or ANGUS) – present at councils at Lancaster. Aug. 11, 1762 Tuscarora, present at the councils at Lancaster. Aug. 12, 1762

AKUS (or AKUS CORNELIUS; OKUS) –  formerly an Indian. Sent to bring messages from  Coursey to Indians. Aug. 3-13, 1682 (I)  interpreter for a council in Albany. He was described  as “formerly an Indian”. Aug. 3-13, 1682 (II)  interpreter, accompanied D. Wessells to Canada.

ATTIUSGU, ATTRUESQUE – Attruesque, Tuscarora, present at councils in Lancaster. June 30, 1744

ATTIUSKA or ATTIUSKU – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744 Signed release of Six Nations lands in Virginia. July 2, 1744

BLOUNT, James – A Tuscarora Chief to whom land reserved by the Tuscaroras is confirmed for the Tuscaroras by an act of the North Carolina legislature. [1748]

BLOUNT, Tom (or BLUNT) – Tuscarora chief who signed preliminary articles of peace with North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712 Tuscarora chief who negotiated with the government of North Carolina for an exchange of land. June 5, 1717

CANUNOSK – A Tuscarora who was named as one to be brought in as prisoner by the Tuscarora in preliminary articles of peace between Tuscarora and North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712

CAUNNOSHQUOSHKENOU – Tuscarora who was named as one to be brought in by the Tuscarora, as prisoner, in preliminary articles of peace between Tuscarora and North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712

CANYHAAG – Tuscarora, present at councils at Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

CAYADANORA – A Tuscarora Indian who was killed at the battle of Lake George. Feb. 2-27, 1756

CASHIE, Nicholas – A Tuscarora Chief who signed on November 19, 1831, a lease of lands in Bertie County North Carolina, acknowledging the receipt of $3,250 for these lands.

CARIGHWAGE – A Tuscarora sachem who reported to William Johnson on Governor Shirley (of Massachusetts) offering the Six Nations Indians money if they would join the Niagara expedition. July 27, 1755

CHERIGH-WASTHO – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

CHERRIGWASTHO – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

CHEUNTHARUNTHOO (or CHEUNTHERUNTHOO) – A Tuscarora chief who signed preliminary articles of peace with North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712

CHEW, William – See also SACHARISSA – A Tuscarora Chief who signed on November 19, 1831, a lease of lands in Bertie County North Carolina, acknowledging the receipt of $3,250 for these lands.

CROGHAN, George – See also ANAGARUNDA; BUCK. July 28, 1756 present at a meeting of Onondagas, Oneidas and Tuscaroras with William Johnson at German Flats.

CUSICK, James- See Geeme.

CUSICK, Nicholas – aka KANATSOYH –  Tuscarora signer to a treaty with the Oneida, Tuscarora, and the Stockbridge dwelling in the lands of the Oneida. Dec. 2, 1794. Signer of the Tuscarora submission to changes in the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838, signer to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838. Tuscarora signer to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

CUSICK – A Tuscarora delegate coming from New York to North Carolina to press claim to lands in Carolina. Nov. 12, 1828

DANIEL See also AGHNYEATE; ESSONEYOWALUND; OGHNAWERA; TONEGHSLISHEA; TOWANEAGHHALISE. –  mentioned by Weiser to be one of the headmen of the Tuscaroras. Oct. 4, 1753

DEYIRROAS – chief of the Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

DIIEROES – one of the chiefs of the Tuscaroras, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

DIONAGHSCOGHTHA – Tuscaroras, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

DIONAGHSKOGHHO – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

DIDIGHWEGHSON -Tuscarora, present at a council in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

DOGHSYTOAWAX – Chief of the Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

DOGHSYTOWAX – Tuscaroros, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

EHOTIOSQUOST (or LYSLE, Henry) – a Tuscarora who was named as one to be brought in as prisoner by the Tuscaroras in preliminary articles of peace between Tuscaroras and North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712

ENASQUANA – Tuscarora, present at the councils at Lancaster. Aug. 12, 1762

EUNQUOROHAU – A Tuscarora who was named as one to be brought in as prisoner by the Tuscaroras in preliminary articles of peace between Tuscaroras and North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712

GANIGA – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. Aug. 14, 1762

GEEME (or CUSICK, James) – named in a deposition to receive $125; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838, signer to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838.

GOUROQUAN (or ELM, Peter) – Member of the Second Christian Party; signer to the Oneida submission to the changes in terms of the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838. Signer to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838. Tuscarora signer to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

HEUNTHANOHNEH (or HEUNTHANOHNOH) – A Tuscarora chief who signed preliminary articles of peace with North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712.

HORUNTTOCKON – A Tuscarora chief who was absent at the signing of preliminary articles of peace with North Carolina. Saroonha signed for Horuntockon. Nov. 25, 1712

HWANYOCHTHU – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

HARICHHENGOCHTHA – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

JACK, Luther W. -letter to, from J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State (North Carolina). Re: lands in Bertie County, North Carolina, formerly held by the Tuscarora Indians. Apr. 5, 1911

JACK, Mark – signer to the Tuscarora submission to changes in the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

JACK, Mathew – signer of the Tuscarora submission to the changes in the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

JACK, Matthew – A Tuscarora Chief who signed on November 19, 1831, a lease of lands in Bertie County North Carolina, acknowledging the receipt of $3,250 for these lands.

JOHNSON, William – A Tuscarora Chief who signed on November 19, 1831, a lease of lands in Bertie County North Carolina, acknowledging the receipt of $3,250 for these lands.

JEQUARASORA – Signed the land grant and boundary line ratification for the Tuscarora. Nov. 5, 1768

JUHURUATKAK (or PATTERSON, John) – named in deposition to receive $46; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838, signer to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838 signer to the Tuscarora submission to changes in the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838 Tuscarora signer to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan.15, 1838

KARRYHOGEANA – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

KAWNNYHAAGH – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

KAWREAROCKKA (or FOX, John) – Tuscarora signer to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838, signer to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek.

KING, Rut – a Tuscarora Indian who was present at a conference at Harris Ferry, Lancaster. Mar. 29-May 21, 1757 sent as a messenger to Six Nations. Apr. 2, 1757, present at a council at Harris’ Ferry on Apr., 1757.

KANASQUISAT – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

KANATSOYH (or CUSICK, Nicholas) –  Tuscarora signer to a treaty with the Oneida, Tuscarora, and the Stockbridge dwelling in the lands of the Oneida. Dec. 2, 1794. Signer of the Tuscarora submission to changes in the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838, signer to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838. Tuscarora signer to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

LENASIOKANA – present at the councils at Lancaster (Tuscarora). Aug. 11, 1762

LONGBOARD – A Tuscarora delegate coming from New York to North Carolina to press claim to lands in Carolina. Nov. 12, 1828 a Tuscarora from New York who went to North Carolina for investigation of Tuscarora leases. June 20, 1803.

MAHANQUANGO – Village on the N. Br. of the Susquehannah populated by Mingoes and several Tuscaroras. June 25, 1756

MILLER, Isaac – A Tuscarora Chief who signed on November 19, 1831, a lease of lands in Bertie County North Carolina, acknowledging the receipt of $3,250 for these lands.

MOUNT PLEASANT, William (or KAWWEAHKA) – An Indian signer to a treaty between the Oneida Indians and the United States. Sept. 16, 1836 named in a deposition to receive $117; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838, Signer to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838, signer to the Tuscarora submission to changes in the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838, Tuscarora signer to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

NAWOONTTOOTSERE (or NOWOONTTOOTSORY) – A Tuscarora chief who signed preliminary articles of peace with the government of North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712

NICHAQUANTAQUSAK – Tuscarora, present at meetings with Six Nations at Easton. Oct. 24, 1758

NOUROUHQUOTKAN (or PAGETT, John) – A Tuscarora who was named as one to be brought in as prisoner by the Tuscaroras in preliminary articles of peace between Tuscaroras and North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712

OGHIOGHSE – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

OGHYUCHSY – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

OHUWAASEH – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742, Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

ONOCK-KALLYDUONY (or ONOTHKALLYDOWY; WATSATHUAS; WATSATUHA; WATSATUHHA) – Signed a release of Six Nations land in Virginia. A Tuscarora [Oneida]. July 2, 1744 (I) & (II) present at the Albany Conference; said to be from Oneido. Aug. 6, 1754

ONOHOQUAGA – Tuscarora from this village on the upper Susquehannah present at the councils at Lancaster. Aug. 11, 1762

ONONDIA. See BAUDE DE FRONTENAC ET DE PALLUAU, Louis de. ONONGHSAWANGHTE (or ANONGHSAWANGHTI; ONONGHSAWENGTI) – Signed the treaty of Fort Stanwix (1784) for the Tuscarora. Oct. 22, 1784, a Tuscarora sachem who signed a deed of land from the Six Nations to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Fort Stanwix. Oct. 23, 1784

ONUCKNAXQUA (or ONICHUAGUA; ONISKUAAGUA) – A Tuscarora [Oneida], signed release of Six Nations lands in Virginia. July 2, 1744 (I) & (II)

ONUGHSOEWUGHTY – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

ONUGHSOWUGHTE – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nation. July 12, 1742 (II)

ORONTAKAYON (NIXON, John) – Tuscaroras signer to the deed for the Susquehannah country at the Albany Conference. Aug. 6, 1754 return of John Nixon noted. Apr. 8, 1756

OTAHGUAWNAWWA (or JACOBS, Samuel) – Signer to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek.  Jan. 15, 1838 signer to the Tuscarora submission to changes in the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838  Tuscarora signer to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

OTQUAHIG – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742  

OT-QUEHIG – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

PETER, Daniel (or TUNAKSHEAHAN) – A signer of a treaty between the Oneidas of Green Bay, Wisconsin and the United States. Sept. 16, 1836 signer to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838 Tuscarora signer to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

PRINTUP, George L. – Signer to the Tuscarora submission to changes in the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

PRINTUP, Jonathan – A Tuscarora Chief who signed on November 19, 1831, a lease of lands in Bertie County North Carolina, acknowledging the receipt of $3,250 for these lands.

RADT – “A Tuscarora Chief” present at a meeting with William  Johnson. May 20, 1756

RALICHWANONACHSHY – Tuscarora signer to the deed of 1749; enclosed in the proceedings to the councils at Easton. July 21-Aug.7, 1757

ROANOKE RIVER (or KONENTCHENAKE; MORRATOCK RIVER) – A deputation of Tuscaroras from New York arrive in North Carolina for the purpose of ceding land on the River Roanoke. Oct. 18, 1802. Konentchenake, given as the Indian name for the Roanoke River. Aug. 14-Dec. 1, 1722

RUTH – A Tuscarora, present at the Treaty of Fort Johnson. Apr. 3, 1756

SACAREESA – A Tuscarora delegate from New York who went to North Carolina for investigation of Tuscarora leases. June 20, 1803

SACHARISSA (or WILLIAM, Chew) – Named in deposition to receive $115; attached to Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838, signer to an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838. Signer to the Tuscarora submission to changes in the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838, Tuscarora signer to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

SACHQUACHNUCHTY – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

SAGADDIO – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

SAGOCHSIDODAGON – Tuscarora signer to the deed for the Susquehannah country at the Albany Conference. Aug. 6, 1754

SAGOWITHA (or PRINTESS, Jonathan; PRINTUP, Jonathan) – Tuscarora signer to the Treaty agreement between the Menominee and the Indians of New York purchasing lands Sept. 23, 1822; documents enclosed in the Treaty with the Menominee. Feb. 8, 1831 deposition agreeing to pay him $93; attached to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838 signer to the Tuscarora submission to the changes to the Treaty of Buffalo Creek. Jan. 15, 1838

SAHEWASH – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

SAIADIO – Tuscaroras, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

SALIGHWANAGHS – Tuscaroras, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

SALLIGHWANONAGHEY – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

SAROONA – A Tuscarora chief who signed preliminary articles of peace with North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712

SAWANTAGA (or SA-WANTKA) – Tuscarora present at a council at Stenton. Sept. 28, 1736 chief of the Tuscaroras, present at councils at Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

SAWANTKA – Chief of the Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

SAWUITKA – A Tuscarora chief, present at Treaty at Albany. Aug. 29-Sept. 12, 1722

SAWUNGA (or SAWUNGTHE; SAWUNTGA) – Signer to the 1736 deed in Philadelphia with the Penn family concerning lands in the Susquehannah country. Aug. 6, 1754, signer to a deed in 1736 where Six Nations relinquished lands east to the Delaware River; enclosed in the proceedings of the councils at Easton. July 21-Aug. 7, 1757  Tuscarora signer to a deed relinquishing Six Nations lands in Lower Pennsylvania in 1736; enclosed in the proceedings of the councils at Easton. July 21-Aug. 7, 1757

TACARCHER – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

TAHANATAKQUA – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

TAHANNASACHQUA – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

TAHAWEGHTON – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

TAKARREHERCHODATTUPEH – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

TESHAUSOMEU – Tuscarora, present at a council in Philadelphia. Aug. 20, 1736

TEYELLIGHWEGHSON – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

THANALYWA – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

THARONDAWAGEN. See THARONDAWAGON.

THARONDAWAGON (or THARONDAWAGEN) – Signed the Treaty of Fort Stanwix (1784) for the Tuscarora. Oct. 22, 1784, a Tuscarora sachem who signed a deed of land from the Six Nations to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Fort Stanwix. Oct. 23, 1784.

THAUTONDAUWAUGON – Tuscarora signer to a treaty with the Oneida, Tuscarora, and Stockbridge dwelling in the lands of the Oneida. Dec. 2, 1794

THAWEEHTU – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

THIGHROROTIA – Tuscarora, present at councils at Onondaga. Sept. 10, 1756

TIONASKACTO – Tuscaroras, present at councils at Lancaster. Aug. 14, 1762

TISTSAGHTON – Tuscaroras signer to the deed for the Susquehannah country at the Albany Conference. Aug. 6, 1754

TOGODAHAKON – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

TOHASAANGARROROUS (or TOHASHWA; TOHASHWANGARUS; TOHASHWAUROROW – Signed a release of Six Nations land in Virginia. July 2, 1744 (I) & (II) Tuscaroras signed to the deed for the Susquehannah country at the Albany Conference. Aug. 6, 1754.

TOHAWEGHTON – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

TOHODZACHTTU – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

TOKARRYHOGON – Captain among the Tuscaroras, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742; July 12, 1742 (II)

TONGHGOTHA – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia. July, 1742

TONGKOTHA – Tuscarora, present at a council at Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

TOUHQUIANTH – A Tuscarora who was named as one to be brought in as prisoner by the Tuscaroras in preliminary articles of peace between Tuscaroras and North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712

TRUNTANTIYUO – A Tuscarora who was named as one to be brought in as prisoner by the Tuscaroras in preliminary articles of peace between Tuscaroras and North Carolina. Nov. 25, 1712 

TUFFDICK, Whitmill – A Tuscarora chief through whom lands were secured for the Tuscaroras via an act of the North Carolina legislature. May 2, 1778

TUWAIADAIHQUA – Tuscarora, present at councils at Lancaster. June, 1744

TUWAISDACHQUA (or TAWAYADACHQUA) – Tuscarora, present at councils in Lancaster. June 30, 1744

TYEROS (or TYEROI; TYIEROX) – present at councils at Stenton. Sept. 28, 1736 Tuscarora signer to a deed relinquishing Six Nations lands in lower Pennsylvania in 1736; enclosed in the proceedings of the councils at Easton. July 21-Aug. 7, 1757, Tuscarora signer to the deed of 1749; enclosed in the proceedings of the councils at Easton. July 21-Aug. 7, 1757

TYIEROX. See TYEROS.

UNATA – See also CANYENQUIHQUOA; JONATHAN. headman of Tuscaroras, present at councils at Easton. Oct. 8, 1758

WARCHIEF, George

YORUGHIANNEGO – Tuscarora, present at councils in Philadelphia with Six Nations. July 12, 1742 (II)

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About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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