I have taken the same Daily Telegraph data used in my earlier analysis (
) and divided the names into groups which give the strongest pointer to race and ethnicity. During this process I discovered various duplications in the Daily Telegraph’s data and the total of named people is now 278.
The various group totals are:
21 Biblical names
37 British surnames but non-British forenames
4 Double barrelled surnames
21 African names
48 Muslim names
5 Non-Muslim Asians
16 Foreign European names
126 Those with British names who could plausibly be white or black
The first thing to note is that those with British names who could be plausibly white or black comprise less than half the named charged rioters and looters. If every one of the 126 is assumed to have been white and British that would still mean around 53% of the rioters were either black or Asian, despite the fact that they formed less than 8% of the UK population at the time of the last published census in 2001. That gives a false picture of Asian involvement, because apart from Muslims only five Asians appear and it is a fair bet that some of the Muslims are black rather than Asians.
It is also improbable in the extreme that all of the 126 in the either black or white group were white. Bearing in mind (1) the overwhelming dominance of blacks in the riots which is readily apparent from the voluminous footage of the rioting and (2) the fact that the riots occurred overwhelmingly in areas with a large black population, it is reasonable to assume that many will have been black. If it is assumed that only 50% of the 126 are black, the number of white Britons involved in the 282 group of those charged was probably around 60-70. It may well have been substantially less than that.
Those with Biblical names – these are most probably black
Nathan David Evans,Male,21,11/14/1989
Nathan Anthony George Henry,Male,
Joshua Mathias Courtney Jones,Male,30,8/16/1980
Aaron Hugh Mulholland,Male,30,7/5/1981
Samuel Thomas Green,Male,22
Those with regulation British surnames but forenames which are used primarily by blacks.
Mr Byron Cawley,Male,19,3/14/1992
Jacques Samuel De La Lubie,Male,18
Lorriane Andalinda Mcgrane,Male,
Miss Shereece Ashley,Female
Kaine Stephen Thorpe,Male,24,5/1/1987
Lloyd Mansfield Mcgregor,Male,27,7/30/1984
Chammel Chrison Pusey,Male,27,9/14/1983
Brice Haddan Green,Male,23,7/9/1988
Rodney Benoni Davis,Male,18,4/28/1993
Double barrelled surnames – these will most probably be black
Those with African names – these will definitely be black
Nana Kwame Sarpong,Male,25,4/8/1986
Sayon Leroy Armstrong,Male,31,2/10/
Muslim names – these are unlikely to be white
Jamaal Hakim Hislop Whall,Male,18,12/24/1992
Ali Ladji Ford,Male,18,9/25/1992
Omar Muktar Farah,Male,18,11/14/1992
Adewumi Adebayo ,Male,19,6/3/1992
Hamza Alamin Abubakar,Male,19
Ishmail Lokko ,Male,22,2/28/1989
Foreign European names
Mr Piotr Dziedzic,Male,22,2/27/1989
Leandro Santos Desaevasconcelos,Male,21
Those with British names who could plausibly be white or black
Miss Victoria Holmes,Female
Lee Anthony Slade,Male,
Peter David Morgan,Male,20,4/22/1991
Max Doran Raven,Male,19,7/30/1992
Thomas Anthony Livingstone,Male,20
Billy Watson,Male,21Oliver Tetlow,Male,22
Gavin Richard Edwards,Male,21,3/13/1990
Mark Anthony Baker,Male,22
James Oliver Tomlinson,Male,23,3/3/1988
Christopher James Harte,Male,23
Mr Nicolas Robinson,Male,23,8/3/1988
Natasha Mavis Reid,Female,24,10/25/1986
Stephen Carter,Male,26, ,
John Joseph Millbanks,Male,26
Daniel Tony Watson,Male,27,5/20/1984
Keith Adrian Mitchell,Male,33,1/9/1978
Paul Williams Newman,Male,34,8/24/1976
Stephen John Williams,Male,34,6/10/1977
Mr Robert Wayne Campbell,Male,38,9/1/1972
Karen Anne Turner,Female,42,6/23/1969
Kenneth Michael Hunnisett,Male,45
In evaluating how many white Britons are amongst the 278 these facts need to be understood:
1. Those with double barrelled British surnames are most probably black because it has become the fashion for blacks in Britain to use both their parent’ surnames because there are so many illegitimate births and half-brothers and half-sisters in black families.
2. Those with first names such as Tyrone or Byron or standard white names spelt differently,for example Daveeed for David, are likely to be black.
3. Those with African names such as Akinole will be black unless a white woman has married an African.
4. Those of black West Indian origin or ancestry will generally have British surnames because the slaves took their masters names. Some will have names which are indistinguishable from British names. However, they often use first names rarely used by native Britons such as Delroy and Winston or unusual Biblical names such as Micah and Esau.
5. Those with Muslim names are unlikely to be white or native Britons. The could just conceivably be white converts or whites who have married Muslims.
6. Those with names such as Singh or Patel are most probably Asian, although if it is a female who is older than a schoolgirl they might be white women who have married Asians.
7. Those with foreign surnames drawn from European countries will generally be white, but may well be first generation immigrants, especially if they come from Eastern European countries.
Using these criteria as a guide, I estimate that at worst 70 of the 295 could have been white. I say at worst primarily because there is no way of testing the question of whether some of those with traditional British names are blacks from the West Indies. Of those who are white, a significant minority could be recent immigrants.