Re: New Findings On the Ireland Front
- I should clarify that while there is no "hard evidence" of the Cork connection, we do have a participant who has clues in his DNA that he could possibly having an early Irish origin. It does not match the Ely Carroll subgroup, so if he does have an early Irish origin it is different and he somehow acquired the same surname along the way. His page with explanation is here: http://www.bowesonenamestudy.com/dna_project_pages/participants/haplogroup_r1b/r1b1b2a1a/ireland_tipperary_-_bowess/
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mhbowes11" <martha.bowes@...> wrote:
> As many of you know, one of the goals of this project has been to see whether we can use DNA to shed any light on our surname origins in Ireland, recorded in most Irish surname histories as being in Cork according to one story or another: http://www.bowesonenamestudy.com/findings_2/origins/irish-origins/irish-ancient-origins-cork/
> To date there is not a shred of evidence to support the explanations that have been put forth historically, although our study is still young and because of the historical recordeven if it conflicts with itselfwe need to continue to keep an open mind about a Cork connection.