In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 picture, Larry Washington stands next to silhouettes of George and Martha Washington in his home in Weybridge, Vt. Larry Washington, who traces his family tree back to ... more 
In this Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 picture, Larry Washington stands next to silhouettes of George and Martha Washington in his home in Weybridge, Vt. Larry Washington, who traces his family tree back to England in the 1700s, says he is not related to George, who had no children. George Washington's name is inseparable from America, and not only from the nation's history. It identifies countless streets, buildings, mountains, bridges, monuments, cities _ and people. In a puzzling twist, most of these people are black. The 2000 U.S. Census counted 163,036 people with the surname Washington. Ninety percent of them were African-American, a far higher black percentage than for any other common name. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Toby Talbot
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 1:44 PM EST