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Driscoll DNA Project
Corca Laidhe

The most recent common ancestor of the O'Driscoll is said to be hEidirsceoil, born about 910 A.D., a descendant of the Corca Laidhe clan. The DNA project has revealed that there are different genetic branches to the O'Driscoll family tree. In an attempt to discover the DNA type of "The O'Driscoll" the genealogy was examined looking for a lead to a living male descendant but none could be found. Comparisons were then made with other surnames also said to be Corca Laidhe. Preliminary results show that the Driscoll are unique amongst the Corca Laidhe names:

In order to progress further a Corca Laidhe DNA project and a Yahoo group on the subject have been started. It is hoped that a more comprehensive examination of the ancient genealogies coupled with participation of persons of other Corca Laidhe names will lead to identification of the ancestral haplotype of the hereditary line.

See also: A Preliminary Genetic Investigation of the Corca Laidhe (Colin Ferguson)

This page was last modified: Sunday, 25-Aug-2013 13:32:44 MDT

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