Group M Origins

Pennsylvania, N. Ireland and County Mayo, Ireland
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Group M Origins

Post by morrisondna » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:54 pm

Some of the Group M Morrisons seem to have originated in County Mayo, Ireland, which indicates a native Irish origin. But others are found in Northern Ireland and seem to have been Scots-Irish. It is possible that Group M really respresents two distinct family lines. Testing of additional markers and newly-found recent SNPs should be able to clear this up in the future.

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Re: Group M Origins

Post by D-Morrison » Sat May 24, 2014 5:07 am

I am of the M222 group, commonly referred to as NWI or northwestern Irish, but that same M222 group is also distributed in the Hebrides and western and southwestern Scotland, too. The point is that such genetics can cover a very long time back into history, to long, long before there ever was an Ireland or a Scotland. And being that there are only some 50 or 60 miles of ocean waterway separating what are now Ireland and Scotland our ancient ancestors used that waterway as a superhighway by boat and migrated back and forth between those places.

Or in other words, as one of the M222 group you could just as easily be either Irish or Scottish.

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