English Surnames: DNA, plural origins and emigration

Plant, Dr John S and Plant, Prof Richard E (2014) English Surnames: DNA, plural origins and emigration.

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Since the turn of the millennium, DNA testing has helped with establishing the sizes of biological descent families within surnames. Some surnames have a dominant family: their remaining populations can be ascribed either to NPEs (non paternity events)or to smaller separate-origin families. Previously, there was no direct evidence as to how large each male-line family could grow within a surname, considering that real-life plural-origin surnames could contain a few or many separate-origin families of various sizes. However, DNA testing is providing evidence to help indicate in particular the size of the largest male-line medieval descent family in a surname. We here perform statistical analyses of some relevant DNA results. This allows us to compare the DNA results with some predicted findings from our computer simulations.

Item Type:Other
Keywords:DNA surnames onomastics simulations
Subjects:Biology > Population Biology
Computer Science > Statistical Models
ID Code:9748
Deposited By: Plant, Dr John S
Deposited On:24 Aug 2014 21:04
Last Modified:20 Apr 2015 11:41


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