Group R Origins

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Group R Origins

Post by morrisondna » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:47 pm

Group R Morrisons have a number of matches with McCurdys and McKenzies. McCurdy is a somewhat geographically concentrated surname in Scotland, and their home was on the Isle of Bute in the Argyll area. McKenzies are also found on the west coast of Scotland and had a stronghold at Eilan Donan near the Isle of Skye. The matches with these names point to an origin for Group R Morrisons along the west coast and Western Isles of Scotland. Group R are in the I-M223 haplogroup, which indicates Viking origin. Members should join the I-M223 project for recommendations on further SNP testing.

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