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From: Lewis Townsend <>
Subject: Townsend Project results
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 14:31:17 -0400
The Townsend Y chromosome project has 44 test results posted with 12 more
tests in the pipeline.
The Townsend surname is understood to have evolved from location of family
residences and may have evolved independently in several locations as
surnames came into existence.
It was expected that a number of family groups would appear as test results
rolled in and that is the case; while some family connections were expected
many others were surprises including one group that includes a Townshend in
Several different haplogroups have appeared would seem reflect various
migrations into what became England.
The results are:
R1b family groups of 15 and 4 and two pairs plus 6 singles
R1a a family group of 5
J2 a pair
I group of 4 and two singles
E3b a single
All comments on the above would be appreciated.
Lewis Townsend, Project Administrator and the only participant to date with
a solid paper trail but not a genetic match which appears to equate to a
|Townsend Project results by Lewis Townsend <>|