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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: <>

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.


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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