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Its Complicated! New 'Holland' Y-DNA Case Study April 2024

The latest ‘HOLLAND’ Irish Origenes Y-DNA Case Study can be studied by CLICKING HERE. The report is unique in that it utilises 8 of the 9 Irish Origenes maps including the latest 'What's in a Name? previewed click here! Surnames arose among related males living in a specific location at a specific timepoint, and those surnames are revealed in a modern commercial ancestral Y-DNA test. One can analyse the distribution of the surnames revealed in a Y-DNA test, identify an area common to all (by using the Irish Origenes maps and databases) and pinpoint where one’s Irish paternal ancestors originated. For the majority of males with Irish (or Scottish) origins that process is straight forward, but history can throw some spanners in the works, particularly if one has a Northern Irish origin! The arrival of tens of thousands of Scots and English settlers in 1610AD changed the genetic makeup of Ireland. Settlement did not go smoothly with the island of Ireland still dealing with its consequences over 400 years later.

However, the advent of modern commercial Y-DNA testing is revealing a far more nuanced story. For males with Northern Irish origins the Y-DNA results will often reveal a surprise, a Scots Irishman may find a Gaelic Irish origin, an Anglo Irishman a Scottish origin, and a Gaelic Irishman an English origin. Many of these ‘non-paternal’ events arose as a direct result of the turbulent 1640’s, whereby orphaned natives and settlers were adopted among native and settler families. In addition, the Irish Origenes maps reveal a mini (unreported) Irish reformation which saw significant numbers of Gaels adopting the Protestant faith, language, and appropriately anglicised surname of the new settlers. All of these factors make Northern Irish DNA far more interesting! What will your DNA reveal? Contact Irish Origenes for a FREE CONSULTATION CLICK HERE.

English Origenes

Scottish Origenes