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View ZGFUS 49846 Ulster (Donegal) 13 23 14 10 11 14 12 12 13 13 13 30 16 9 9 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 17 17 11 11 19 23 15 15 17 17 37 38 12 12
View AS6MS 176197 Scotch-Irish-USA 13 25 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 8 9 11 11 25 15 19 28 13 13 15 16 11 10 19 23 15 15 17 16 37 38 12 12
View QUUFV FTDNA Scotch-Irish-USA 13 25 14 11 11 12 12 12 12 13 14 29
View EBWMX FTDNA Scotch-Irish-USA 13 25 14 11 11 12 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 14 18 30 15 16 16 18 11 11 19 23 16 16 17 17 36 39 12 12
View TTE2G FTDNA England 13 25 14 11 11 12 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 12 11 25 14 18 30 15 16 16 18 11 11 19 23 16 16 17 17 37 40 12 12
View W27EG FTDNA Scotch-Irish-USA 13 25 14 11 11 12 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 12 11 25 14 18 30 15 16 16 18
View KYAWU 277291 British-USA 13 25 14 11 11 12 12 12 12 13 14 29 18 9 10 12 11 25 14 18 30 15 16 16 18 11 11 19 23 16 16 17 17 37 40 12 12
View AJAZ3 FTDNA Ireland 13 25 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 28 18 9 10 11 11 25 16 18 29 15 15 15 18 10 12 18 23 16 15 17 18 34 37 13 12
View 78E98 24539 Scotland 13 25 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 31 15 16 16 17 11 12 19 23 18 16 18 16 38 39 12 12
View 5P8CB 30767 Scotland (Angus) 13 25 14 12 11 13 12 12 11 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 31 15 16 16 17
View JV56E 44543 Scotland (Wigtonshire) 13 25 14 12 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 31 14 16 16 17 11 12 19 23 17 16 18 16 38 39 12 12
View HJKGJ 35749 England (Cumbria) 13 25 14 12 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 31 15 16 16 17 11 12 19 23 17 16 18 16 38 39 12 12
View YTVJN 303567 Ulster (Antrim) 13 25 14 12 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 33 15 16 16 17 11 12 19 23 17 16 17 16 39 39 12 12
View ZD898 99592 Ulster (Donegal) 13 25 14 12 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 31 15 16 16 17 11 12 19 23 17 16 17 16 38 39 12 12
View PH8X5 117672 Ireland 13 25 14 12 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 31 15 16 16 17 11 12 19 23 17 15 18 16 39 39 12 12
View ZHEVK 28656 Scotland (Wigtonshire) 13 26 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29

Genealogies and Possible Deep Ancestry

ID Surname

Variant

Place of Origin Earliest Known Ancestor Possible Deep Ancestry
ZGFUS Herron Ballymacool,

Letterkenny,

County Donegal,

Ireland

Edward Heron,

born 1795

Edward's son William was born in 1823 in Ballymacool, Letterkenny, Donegal, emigrated to Ontario in the 1840's, and died in Toronto in 1888.

R1b1b2e Haplotype

This haplotype has been SNP tested as R1b1b2e, which includes the Ui Niall modal haplotype, formerly identified as R1b1c7. Its highest frequency matches in YHRD are largely Germanic, falling in the Netherlands, Saxony, Switzerland and Western Poland. Closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Germany, Iceland and the British Isles.

ZGFUS does not resemble the other haplotypes in our Heron/Herron data set, and almost certainly belongs to a different lineage.

AS6MS Hern Virginia,

United States

John Hern,

ca. 1775 - 1856

John Hern was born in Virginia, but migrated to Kentucky, then to Boone County, Maryland, and finally to Cane Hill, Arkansas. He was listed in an 1850 census as a wheelwright, and was most likely of Scots-Irish descent.

Hern Haplotype May Be Distinct

This haplotype differs from the most common Heron/Herron signature by a DYS391 value of 10 and, more importantly, a DYS392 value of 13. Its highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Spain, Northern Italy and Germany. Its closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall mostly in the British Isles, but also include matches in Germany, France and Spain. This is a typically widespread R1b haplotype, and could have come to Britain with the prehistoric Iberians, the Central European Celts, the Anglo-Saxons - or even the Romans.

AS6MS thus far has no close matches in our Heron/Herron data set.

QUUFV Herron Claiborne,

Mississippi,

United States

Edward Herron,

1808 - 1863

This is not an official participant of the Border Reivers project, so additional genealogical info is not currently available.

1 Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS385b marker, which has a value of 12 instead of 13. The highest match frequencies in YHRD fall in Crete (probably an anomaly resulting from the small size of the Cretan sample), Ireland, England, the Netherlands and Iberia. This haplotype is clearly Western European in origin, and of native Gaelic origin within the context of the British Isles.

QFUUV matches TTE2G and W27EG on 12 out of 12 markers and 78E98 on 11 out of 12 markers. The "Herrin" or "Herring" branch of the family, found in the Southern U.S., appears to represent a distinct lineage. However, their DNA signature is an "Irish Sea" variant like the rest, so they are probably descended from the Heron genetic mainstream.

EBWMX Herring Marion County,

South Carolina,

United States

Benjamin Herring,

1780 -1865

This is not an official participant of the Border Reivers project, so additional genealogical info is not currently available.

R1b1b2e Haplotype

This haplotype has been SNP tested as R1b1b2e, which includes the Ui Niall modal haplotype, formerly identified as R1b1c7. The highest match frequencies in YHRD fall in Crete, Ireland, England, the Netherlands and Iberia. This haplotype is clearly Western European in origin, and of native Gaelic origin within the context of the British Isles.

EBWMX is 3 steps distant from TTE2G out of 37 markers, 1 step distant from W27EG out of 25, and a 12/12 match with QUUFV. It is also a fairly close match to most other Herron, Heron and Herring signatures in this data set

TTE2G Herrin Chatham County,

North Carolina,

United States

Edward Herrin,

1712 - 1789

Edward's son was Shadrack Herring, who was born in 1765 and died in 1830. The family was reputedly from England.

1 Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS385b marker, which has a value of 12 instead of 13. The highest match frequencies in YHRD fall in Crete, Ireland, England, the Netherlands and Iberia. This haplotype is clearly Western European in origin, and of native Gaelic origin within the context of the British Isles.

TTE2G matches W27EG on 25 out of 25 markers, QUUFV on 12 out of 12 markers and 78E98 on 11 out of 12 markers. The "Herrin" or "Herring" branch of the family represents a distinct lineage. However, their DNA signature is an "Irish Sea" variant like the rest, so they are probably descended from the Heron genetic mainstream.

W27EG Herring Georgia,

United States

John Herring,

ca. 1755 - 1823

This is not an official participant of the Border Reivers project, so additional genealogical info is not currently available.

1 Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS385b marker, which has a value of 12 instead of 13. The highest match frequencies in YHRD fall in Crete, Ireland, England, the Netherlands and Iberia. This haplotype is clearly Western European in origin, and of native Gaelic origin within the context of the British Isles.

W27EG matches TTE2G on 25 out of 25 markers, QUUFV on 12 out of 12 markers and 78E98 on 11 out of 12 markers. The "Herrin" or "Herring" branch of the family, found in the Southern U.S., represents a distinct lineage. However, their DNA signature is an "Irish Sea" variant like the rest, so they are probably descended from the Heron genetic mainstream.

KYAWU Herron Maryland,

United States

Ricky Herron,

born 20th century

This participant has not yet responded to our request for genealogical information, but one may surmise from his matches so far that his patrilineal ancestors may have been immigrants from Ulster.

Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS385b marker, which has a value of 12 instead of 13. The highest match frequencies in YHRD fall in Crete, Ireland, England, the Netherlands and Iberia, and the closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall predominantly in England, Scotland and Ireland. This haplotype is clearly Western European in origin, and most likely of native Gaelic origin within the context of the British Isles.

At 37 markers, KYAWU has multiple matches at a distance of 3 steps, including TTE2G and W27EG - as well as numerous other participants in the Herrin/Herring Surname Project which are not listed here.

AJAZ3 Herron Ireland

John Paul Herron,

born 20th century

This is not an official participant of the Border Reivers project, so additional genealogical info is not currently available. However, this individual lists Hearne, Ahearne, O'Earain and O'Herron as alternate surnames - so this may well be a Herron of Anglicized Irish Gaelic origin.

Probable Irish Gaelic Herron

This haplotype is 2 steps away from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype - and is, in fact, much closer to WAMH than to the Ui Niall variation more typical of the Heron clan. YHRD matches fall among Cajuns, Bulgarian Turks, and in Portugal, Norway, Netherlands, England and Germany. This surprising mix suggests that the haplotype is simply widespread, and could just as easily have come to the British Isles with Anglo-Saxons or Norse as with prehistoric Celts or Iberians.

AJAZ3 has no close matches thus far in our Heron data set.

78E98 Heron Northampton,

Fulton County,

New York,

United States

Samuel Heron,

1808 - 1860

This branch of the Herons is descended from three brothers who emigrated from Scotland or Northern England to Toronto, Ontario. Samuel Heron, a printer, may have emigrated from Toronto to New York about 1850, and was recorded in Fulton County census in 1860. His son, Christopher H. Heron, was born in Toronto in 1842.

1 Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS385b marker, which has a value of 14 instead of 13. The closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Scotland, followed by addtional close matches in England, Germany, France, Iceland and Spain, with the largest quantity falling in Ireland. The highest match frequencies in YHRD fall in Crete (probably an anomaly resulting from the small size of the Cretan sample), Ireland, England, the Netherlands and Iberia. This haplotype is clearly Western European in origin, and of native Gaelic origin within the context of the British Isles.

Out of 37 markers, 78E98 matches HJKGJ at a distance of only 3 steps. These two clearly belong to the same lineage. 78E98 also matches 5P8CB at 22 out of 25 markers, amd may be related to that participant as well.

5P8CB Heron

Kirrimuir,

Angus,

Scotland

John Heron,

born 1847

John's sons Lynn, Fred, Robert and William all emigrated to the United States. The participant's grandfather, Fred Roy Lewis Heron, was born in 1885, emigrated in 1905, and was buried in Princeton, West Virginia in 1962.

1 Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS391 marker, which has a value of 12 instead of 11. The largest number of close matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Ireland, followed by Scotland, with additional close matches in England, Iceland, Germany, France and Portugal. The highest match frequency in YHRD falls in the Netherlands, with an additional match in Sweden. This haplotype would be typical of the Gall-Gaedhil of Galloway or the Norse-Gaelic settlers of Cumbria.

5P8CB matches HJKGJ on 24 out of 25 markers, 78E98 on 22 out of 25 markers, and JV56E and ZD898 on 11 out of 12 markers. This group of Herons represents a distinct lineage recently found in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Cumbria. Nonetheless, their DNA signature is an "Irish Sea" variant like the rest, and they most likely share with these others a paternal ancestor not too many centuries ago.

JV56E Heron Ardwal,

Stoneykirk,

Wigtonshire,

Galloway,

Scotland

Alexander Heron,

1761 - 1825

Alexander was born in Scotland, but died in Wigton Manchester, Jamaica. His parents were William Heron and Agnes Dalziel, both of whom may have been born in 1733. William and Agnes had ten children. Of these, William, Jr. may also have emigrated to Jamaica. William, Jr.'s son, Patrick, left for Jamaica in 1821. Here he was recorded as an "overseer" and died at age 40 in 1838. The youngest son of William Heron, Sr. was Samuel Heron, born in 1775.

1 Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS391 marker, which has a value of 12 instead of 11. The largest number of close matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Ireland, with additional close matches in Scotland, England, Germany and Iceland. The highest match frequency in YHRD falls in the Netherlands, with an additional match in Sweden. This haplotype would be typical of the Gall-Gaedhil of Galloway or the Norse-Gaelic settlers of Cumbria.

At 37 markers, JV56E is 1 step distant from HJKGJ, 3 steps distant from ZD898, and 4 steps distant from 78E98 and PH8X5. This participant clearly belongs in the genetic mainstream of the clan.

HJKGJ Heron

Cumbria,

England

David Heron,

born 20th century

The participant knows little of his ancestors beyond his grandfather, but is a native Briton residing in Cumbria.

1 Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS391 marker, which has a value of 12 instead of 11. The largest number of close matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Ireland, with additional close matches in Scotland, England, Germany and Iceland. The highest match frequency in YHRD falls in the Netherlands, with an additional match in Sweden. This haplotype would be typical of the Gall-Gaedhil of Galloway or the Norse-Gaelic settlers of Cumbria.

Out of 37 markers, HJKGJ matches ZD898 at a genetic distance of 2, and 78E98 at a distance of 3. HJKGJ also matches 5P8CB on 24 out of 25 markers, and JV56E, PH8X5 and ZD898 on 12 out of 12 markers. Considering the relative rarity of their shared haplotype, all of these individuals are most likely related.

YTVJN Heron

Ballyhone Townland,

Carnmoney Parish,

County Antrim,

Northern Ireland

Robert Heron,

1687 - 1771

This lineage spelled the surname with one "r" until about 1920, when the participant's grandfather changed it to "Herron". At the time, he was homesteading in Saskatchewan, Canada.

1 Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS391 marker, which has a value of 12 instead of 11. The largest number of close matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Scotland and Ireland, with some additional matches in England, Wales, France and Norway. The highest match frequency in YHRD falls in the Netherlands, with an additional match in Sweden. This haplotype would be typical of the Gall-Gaedhil of Galloway or the Norse-Gaelic settlers of Cumbria.

Out of 67 markers, YTVJN matches ZD898 and PH8X5 at a distance of 5 and 6 steps, respectively. (Ysearch record MF4GA is an exact match, but that is a duplicate posted by participant.) Out of 37 markers, YTVJN matches HJKGJ and JV56E at a distance of 4 and 5 steps, respectively. This participant clearly belongs to the genetic mainstream of the clan, and to its Ulster branch in particular.

ZD898 Harron

County Donegal,

Ireland

William Harron,

born 1779

William Harron was from Donegal. His descendants entered the United States in 1925.

R1b1b2 Haplotype

This haplotype has been SNP tested as R1b1b2, which includes the Ui Niall modal haplotype, formerly identified as R1b1c7. The largest number of close matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Ireland, with additional close matches in Scotland, England, Germany and Iceland. The highest match frequency in YHRD falls in the Netherlands, with an additional match in Sweden. This haplotype would be typical of the Gall-Gaedhil of Galloway or the Norse-Gaelic settlers of Cumbria.

Out of 37 markers, ZD898 matches HJKGJ at a distance of 2 and PH8X5 at a distance of 3. ZD898 is clearly within the genetic mainstream of the Heron clan.

PH8X5 Heron Ireland

(presumably Ulster)

Samuel Heron,

born late 18th century

Samuel may or may not have been born in Ireland, but his children were recorded as having been born there. The family apparently returned from Ulster to Scotland. Samuel's widow Martha Ann Reid Heron, was living in Leswalt, Wigtownshire as of 1841. This branch of the Herons remained in Wigtownshire until 1927, when the participant's father emigrated to Canada.

1 Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS391 marker, which has a value of 12 instead of 11. The largest number of close matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Ireland, with additional close matches in Scotland, England, Germany and Iceland. The highest match frequency in YHRD falls in the Netherlands, with an additional match in Sweden. This haplotype would be typical of the Gall-Gaedhil of Galloway or the Norse-Gaelic settlers of Cumbria.

Out of 37 markers, PH8X5 matches HJKGJ and ZD898 at a genetic distance of 3. Out of 25 markers, PH8X5 matches 5P8CB and QB7WH each at a distance of 1. All of these individuals are most likely related.

ZHEVK Herron Penninghame,

Wigtownshire,

Scotland

John Heron,

born 1700

John's son James was born betwen 1719 and 1725 and married in 1744. James's son John was born in 1750 and was married in Dumfries in 1772. His son James was born in Dumfries in 1784 and died in Glasgow in 1863.

1 Step Off The "Irish Sea" Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the "Irish Sea" modal haplotype at the DYS390 marker, which has a value of 26 instead of 25. The closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Ireland, with additional close matches in Ireland, Scotland, England and Iceland. The highest match frequency in YHRD also falls in Ireland. This haplotype would be typical of the Gall-Gaedhil of Galloway or the Norse-Gaelic settlers of Cumbria, and is entirely consistent with the participant's Wigtownshire ancestry.

There are no matches with other Herons in our data set closer than 10 out of 12. However, since this is, like all our other Heron haplotypes, a variant of the "Irish Sea" signature, we suspect that the participant is at least distantly related to the Heron genetic mainstream.

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