EXPLANATION OF NAMES REGARDING RACE MIXTURES
This information might help in regard to early American intermarriages in the Southern states where there were black, Indian and of course white settlers:
MULATTO1/2 White1/2 Black
QUADROON3/4 White1/4 Black
OCTOROON7/8 White1/8 Black
SAMBO1/4 White3/4 Black
SACATRA1/8 White7/8 Black
MESTIZO1/2 White1/2 Indian
SANG-MELEE is a synonym for OCTAROON.
MUSTEE evolved from MESTIZO. It denoted a mixture of BLACK and INDIAN.
GRIFFE is a synonym for SAMBO, or those of mixed INDIAN-BLACK heritage, like MUSTEE.