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Knowles Family of the Bahamas

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  • Beyoncé Giselle Knowles
    Beyonce's father is African-American, and her mother is of Creole descent (French, African and Native American). Beyonce's maternal grandparents were French-speaking Louisiana Creoles, and Beyonce's na...
  • Solange Piagét Knowles
    Solange's father is African-American, and her mother is of Creole descent (French, African and Native American). Solange's maternal grandparents were French-speaking Louisiana Creoles, and Solange's ...
  • Ella Anne Cartwright (1862 - 1921)
  • George Maxwell Knowles (deceased)
    Birth date is usually given as February 15, 1861, which cannot be correct based on the birth dates of his daughters. It is possible that he had a son by the same name who was born on that date. Melbo...

This project is for the Knowles family of the Bahamas. Our goal is to connect and learn more about our Knowles ancestors, how they arrived in the Bahamas, how they married into other families, and how they have spread throughout the Bahamas and beyond today.

This is a sub-project of the Bahamian Portal.

Let's build our tree together!

See the Bahamian Portal for more information on how to conduct Bahamian genealogical research.

Who to Add

Please add to this project anyone who was born a Knowles, either in the Bahamas or in the Bahamian diaspora. Please also remember to make sure the Bahamian connection is noted somehow in the profile, even if it's simply through a birth or death location. Thank you!

Notable Profiles

  • The vast majority Bahamian Knowles family members descend from James Knowles, Sr. (c. 1723 - 1806). He is a good starting point if you are trying to figure out how you connect in. We have more than 500 of his descendants added to our Geni tree so far.
  • It has been acknowledged in both Bahamian and American media that Beyonce and Solange Knowles are Bahamian-Americans through their father, Mathew. The exact path back to the Bahamas is not known, but it appears to be through Mathew's parents, who are believed to have been Bahamian immigrants to the United States.