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Subject: [DNA] surnames as place/occupations (was Norton DNA)
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 19:20:56 -0500
> Is anyone observing the same phenomena? How many Cooper lines can we
> predict? How many Smith lines? Could we group Family Names by type
> and look at this closer?
I expect to see the same thing with our WEST surname Scott.
You can imagine all the possibilities for the origin of this name.
Though our numbers are still very small, I can easily visualize
hundreds of unrelated lines as our DNA project grows.
I'm not sure what kind of analysis we could perform that would
be enlightening, but if someone has an idea I am eager to
climb on the boat.