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From: Marcy <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Rethinking Non-Surname Matches
Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 10:14:56 -0700
In-Reply-To: <303.54df253.319dfdfc@aol.com>


In some parts of rural Norway people took the name of the farm they
were living on as their surname. My great-grandfather owned two farms:
KRAFT and HENNUM. He told his sons that they could choose from either.
My grandfather chose one and his brother chose the other.

Marcy


On Thursday, May 18, 2006, at 09:42 AM, wrote:

> Surnames are not always a reliable indication of biological
> relatedness,
> whereas matching genetic markers would apear to be either a gigantic
> coincidence
> or more likely--------there is a genetic relationship and the surnames
> are not
> the same for many reasons.
>
> Aside from the witness protection program, a person may choose to take
> the
> surname of a stepparent, may have been adopted, or forced to change
> their
> surname for survival reasons.


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