Y-chromosomes and the extent of patrilineal ancestry in Irish surnames

@article{Mcevoy2005YchromosomesAT,
  title={Y-chromosomes and the extent of patrilineal ancestry in Irish surnames},
  author={Brian P Mcevoy and Daniel G. Bradley},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  year={2005},
  volume={119},
  pages={212-219}
}
Ireland has one of the oldest systems of patrilineal hereditary surnames in the world. Using the paternal co-inheritance of Y-chromosome DNA and Irish surnames, we examined the extent to which modern surname groups share a common male-line ancestor and the general applicability of Y-chromosomes in uncovering surname origins and histories. DNA samples were collected from 1,125 men, bearing 43 different surnames, and each was genotyped for 17 Y-chromosome short tandem repeat (STR) loci. A highly… Expand
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