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Clan MacKenzies Norman-Irish Roots as Revealed by Commercial Ancestral DNA Testing

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The Durkin Case Study 'Pinpointing a specific location with very few matches!'

Mr Durkin contacted me feeling pessimistic about his chances of pinpointing an origin for his Irish ancestors based on his commercial ancestral DNA test results!

The 'de Lacey's' builders of the largest Norman castle in Ireland

The de Lacey family take their name from Lassy in Normandy.

Irish Origenes launches of an Interactive Castles of Ireland Map

 

Cork Surnames part II 'Norman Surnames'

County Cork in the southwest of Ireland was effective conquered and settled by the Normans, and their English, Welsh and Flemish allies.

Criteria for the Surnames of Ireland database

In the course of this website I have had some emails from those involved in surname groups questioning the accuracy of some maps. I have used 2 sources in making these maps: (1) 1911 census of Ireland (2) MacLysaghts book: 'The Surnames of Ireland.' As a scientist I am trained to look for, or spot paterns emerging in the results. With surnames that pattern can reflect ethnicity. For example Irish Surnames (lets say those of Gaelic Irish origin) typically begin with O' or Mac, people with these 'Irish Surnames' are also typically over 90% Catholic in 1911.

Irish Clan Map and Castles of Ireland Map now available

At last!

Free Surnames of Ireland Map for new members

Now available the most comprehensive Clan map of Ireland (free for members, $29.99 which includes postage for non-members).

Clan map of Ireland

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