native languages were oral tradition. native names that are typewritten were often transliterated (sound alike spelling). this is why native names are often spelled variously. they were not using an english alphabet. native languages were oral traditions and not written languages. they only became written languages in the middle of the 1800s.
apparently this name means wolf.
this might be helpful:
the name was used for locations and i only saw males with that name, not females.
i am not a linguist nor choctaw, so i am not an expert at native languages.
i am answering your question as best as i can. perhaps other choctaw people might be able to tell you more about that name.
in my family, it appears that there was a caucasian that married a native woman and was known by a nickname as chief. he was not native. for some time, most of the family assumed that he was native, but this does not appear to have been the case. it is possible that after the marriage to a native, the native gave the person a nickname in their own language.
natives often took names of favorite people, places, things.
i would say it was more likely that nashoba was a nickname of samuel jones. you should contact anyone who posts about your family, trade information and sources. this might give you more direct documentation so that you can assess the likelihood of the names. sometimes people misinterpret a particular document or mistranscribe something. that might explain the difference in identifying who had the name nashoba.
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