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Subject: [DNA] Age of R1b Cohane
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:11:49 EDT




In a message dated 3/13/2010 1:08:42 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Sean writes:

"This is also only a computation of the R1b Cohane line (all ht35), and
doesn't take into account the other ht35 R1bs in the R1b Jewish project.
These other R1bs will have a greater genetic distance as the closest
matches to the Cohanim are all in the R1b Cohane project."


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<I haven't followed this thread too closely, but the surname COHAN caught
my attention . One thing to bear in mind is that this spelling, COEN,
COAN, <COHANE,. as well as COHAN (as in George M. COHAN) can be and, in my
experience usually are, Irish and not Jewish. Though uncommon, the <spelling
COEN seems to be used more often in Co. Galway. Another more common
variant, KEOHANE, seems to be used in southern Munster, <especially Co. Cork
. .

<If the persons interested in this project are indeed of known Jewish
origin, so be it. But as Y-DNA tells us, identical surnames do not <mean
identical lineage. If haplotypes appear that seem Irish then that is probably
the answer in those particular cases.

Len


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