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From: William L Harvey <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Strange E3b results - need help with interpretation
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 14:05:10 -0700
This Harvey surname history is supposedly fairly well identified back to
1459 in Kent, England, with this ancestor's heritage going back to a
Norman coming with the invasion of 1066 or thereabout. Nothing else
known of origins.
Andrew and Inge wrote:
> One option comes immediately to mind for any E3b who does not match well
> with what is normal on American datbases. E3b is an African haplogroup, as
> is E3b1. Most types of E3b (M35) and E3b1 (M78) exist outside of Europe, for
> example in North Africa (which overlaps into Spain, and presumably Sicily)
> and the Middle East, but they also spread down to South Africa for example.
> Nearly all European E3b types are actually what Cruciani calls the "alpha"
> cluster of E3b1 (M78) - one particular subset of a much larger picture. Any
> chance the paternal ancestors of the last 1000 years or so were Spanish or
> Middle Eastern or African for example?
> ...sorry to answer quickly...
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