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Gortlassabrien and the Thomond O'Briens

The surname ‘O'Brien’ means 'descendant of Brian,' the most notable ‘Brian’ in Irish history being ‘Brian Boru.’ Brian Boru was born in the kingdom of Thomond

The Ferris Surname in Britain and Ireland

Surnames evolve over both time and distance, and change usually at the whim of an administrator who simply records an unfamiliar surnam

Henrys in Ireland; Irish, Norman, English, or Scots? Let the Y-DNA decide!

Firstly I’d like to thank Mr Henry for allowing me to share his Y-DNA Case Study Report. This study is interesting for a number of reasons.

Using DNA to Pinpoint Your Irish Genetic Homeland

To explain how DNA can shed light on one’s Irish ancestry requires a brief reminder of a crucial biological event. This event is the moment of conception, the point at which we receive half of our DNA in the form of chromosomes from each parent.

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English Origenes

Scottish Origenes