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From: "Andrew Price" <>
Subject: Re: [POWYS] (Off Topic) Welsh DNA Testing?
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 11:41:16 +0000
Irrespective of the strengths and weaknesses of DNA testing (a whole
separate debate) I've always suspected that the relatively recent
patronomic surnames and the comparably smaller pool of surnames in Wales
makes the whole case for DNA testing weaker. For example there only
likely to be a restricted number of different strands of the surname
"Dixon" in England (just to pick on one) while in Wales the number of
"Price" strands depends only on the numberof men called Rhys in the 17th
century or thereabouts. I suspect there were quite a few men called Rhys
and each of them has probably led to a surname line called Price with no
relation between them.
From: Julie Preston
Subject: [POWYS] (Off Topic) Welsh DNA Testing?
Sent: 14 Mar '07 11:16
I have had a query from someone in the U.S. who has participated in an
extensive DNA test and believes he has Welsh ancestry (but no knowledge of
a particular immigrant ancestor,surname, nor place, nor time) -- his
Do you know of any websites that share DNA testing
information and are based on people of Welsh ancestry?
If anyone has any suggestions, I'll pass them on to him.
Thanks and kind regards,
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