Group N Origins

Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland (Gilmour/Gilmore/McMurrey/Murray/Moore)
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Group N Origins

Post by morrisondna » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:06 pm

Group N is one of our largest groups and includes many Gilmores as well as Morrisons. Members of Group N will have the R-M222 haplogroup, known as the "Niall of the Nine Hostages" haplogroup, due to it primarily being found in parts of the North of Ireland that were once controlled by the powerful O'Neill family, and in parts of Scotland that were early settled through migrations from that region of Ireland. Niall died about 400AD, and some of the migrations to Scotland occurred not long after that. The early distribution of this haplogroup means that it is represented by many different Irish and Scottish surnames, so Group N will contain some Gilmores and Morrisons who are not related to each other since surnames came into use. As new SNPs are available for testing, we will learn more about which members of Group N are more recently related.

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