Delaware Genealogical Society

Immigration and Migration

Immigration and migration to Delaware and the general area began during the 17th century when the Dutch and Swedes traveled up the Delaware River to New Castle. During the 18th century, much larger contingents of Scots Irish, and English settlers arrived. By 1787, the Delaware area was primarily English-speaking, with a few French and Irish settlers. Early records of Dutch and Swedish settlers might be found in many places, including the archives of…

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