White Bermudian

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White Bermudians
Total population
(Approx. 30,000-22,000)
Regions with significant populations
Approx. 21,400[1]
 United States [2]
 United Kingdom [3]
 Canada [4]
Bermudian English
Related ethnic groups
 • European people  • English people  • Scottish people  • Irish people  • Portuguese people  • American people  • Canadians

White Bermudians or Bermudians of European descent are Bermudians whose ancestry lies within the continent of Europe, most notably the United Kingdom, Ireland and Portugal. Initially, the White population of Bermuda made up the majority of the island who came to the island as indentured servants. This remained the case until Black Slaves were taken to the island, Free Blacks began to migrate to the island during the 17th century. Many Scots and Irish were also brought to the island as white slaves and made up large pockets of the population. In the 19th century the Black population surpassed the white majority. Black Bermudian remains the islands largest ethnic group. A number of European Bermudians are foreign-born nationals, many are from the United States and Canada - due to its close proximity to the island - as well as the United Kingdom (this may be because the island is a British Overseas Territory).

Currently, European Bermudians are a minority ethnic group in Bermuda, accounting for 31% of the territory's population.[1]

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CIA - The World Factbook - Bermuda". CIA. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  2. ^ http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/2013/01/PHC-2011-FB-Stat-Profiles.pdf "STATISTICAL PORTRAIT OF THE FOREIGN-BORN POPULATION IN THE UNITED STATES, 2011"
  3. ^ http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/migration1/migration-statistics-quarterly-report/august-2011/population-by-country-of-birth-and-nationality-jan10-dec10.xls "2001 UK census"
  4. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/hlt/97-557/T404-eng.cfm?Lang=E&T=404&GH=4&GF=1&SC=1&S=1&O=D "Place of birth for the immigrant population by period of immigration, 2006 counts and percentage distribution, for Canada, provinces and territories - 20% sample data"