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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] are there some surnames notable for haplogroup unity?
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:28:35 -0500
Not in my experience. Most surnames turn out to have multiple
origins, that is, to have been adopted numerous times. Even if they
were adopted only once, enough NPEs have accumulated that there's
haplogroup diversity in the same paper family.
> From: Dwight Holmes
> Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11:05 PM
> Reading Debbie Kennett's new book (which I'm enjoying very much), I
> note of one thing she cautioned would-be anyone launching a surname
> project. That is, to expect a lot of haplogroup as well as
> diversity within any surname population. Got me curious if anyone
> tabulated this and found any surnames that are pretty much confined
> to one
> haplogroup and seem to originate from one locality and/or ancestor?
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