In order to ensure that the results of any Y-DNA test for a family is representative of that family, ideally it is necessary for at least two men (no closer than 3rd cousins and preferably more distant than that) from each family to be tested.
As of 15th January 2013 Y-DNA results for the following families have been received for inclusion in the project database:
This means that some 57 Manx families - out of a possible total of circa 115 - are now included, representing some 63% of the (indigenous) Manx population (by weighting). However the participation of men from any of the other Manx families not listed above is requested. Volunteers please!
Based on the current sample of results the haplogroup distribution so far is as shown below.
This tallies to some extentl with the earlier Capelli findings in that it shows some 20% of the Manx male population possessing a probable Scandinavia/Viking origin. The frequency and size of each family name within the Manx population is weighted according to the data in the 2001 Electoral Roll for the Island.
If you have already participated in this project and wish to know more about how your own results fit in with the rest of the Manx names tested so far then please feel free to contact me. I am however still a very long way from being able to analyse all the results fully as many more contributions are still required.
If you have any questions about this site please contact John A Creer. Copyright John A Creer 2013