You probably have heard the term “Redneck” before but have you ever really thought about “What is a Redneck”. We typically think of Rednecks as a derogatory slang term used to refer to poor white Southern farmers in the United States. However, there are many theories on the origin of the term “Reneck”. We have listed below a few of our favorites.
1. The most common origin of the term Rednecks is from southerners who had a red neck from the sun that was due to the undeniable fact that they consistently worked outside there whole life.
2. Another reason that rednecks were given this is because they use to wear red bandanas and tie them around their necks to show others their loyalty to the union affiliations.
3. Some historians claim that the term redneck originated in 17th century Virginia, when indentured servants were sun burnt while tending plantation crops.
4. There are some historians that assume the term came from Scotland. The nation’s Covenant and The Solemn League and Covenant signed special documents that stated that Scotland wanted to become a Presbyterian Church presidency and would reject the Church of Britain from being their official church.