A Y-Chromosome Signature of Polygyny in Norman England

@inproceedings{Michael2014AYS,
  title={A Y-Chromosome Signature of Polygyny in Norman England},
  author={Maglio Michael},
  year={2014}
}
A thirty-seven marker short tandem repeat (STR) genetic analysis of Y-chromosomes reveals an unnoted modal haplotype showing a significant association with surnames claimed to have descended from the Norman dynasties and allied with William, Duke of Normandy, during his conquest of England. This suggests that such phylogenetic prevalence is a biological record, supports the reliability of early genealogies and illustrates the link between power and polygyny in European society.