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Irving of Bonshaw and Irvine of Drum

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Irvine/Irving DNA Results

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View V4P67 161010 Scotland 13 22 14 10 14 16 11 14 11 12 11 29 15 8 9 8 11 22 16 20 28 12 14 14 15 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 19 34 38 12 12
View B74JR N/A Scotch-Irish-USA 13 22 14 10 14 16 11 14 11 12 11 29 15 8 9 8 11 22 16 20 28 12 14 14 15 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 19 34 39 12 12
View WTE8P 29391 Ulster (Fermanagh) 13 23 15 10 14 15 11 14 11 12 11 29 15 8 9 8 11 23 16 19 29 12 14 14 16
View 7MBQM 313289 Ireland 14 24 15 10 15 16 11 13 11 13 12 29 17 8 9 11 11 25 15 20 28 11 11 14 15 11 10 19 21 14 14 21 18 32 38 12 10
View NGVDC U2317 Scotland 12 23 14 10 13 17 11 15 11 13 11 30 18 8 9 10 11 25 14 20 25 12 13 16 17
View KJX35 120827 Ulster (Derry) 13 25 16 11 11 14 12 12 10 13 11 31 16 9 10 11 11 24 14 20 33 12 15 15 16
View SQD8V N/A Ulster (Antrim) 12 25 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 17 17 10 11 19 23 16 15 17 18 37 40 12 12
View N/A 16422 Scotland (Shetlands) 13 23 14 10 11 13 12 12 11 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 17 17
View H7JJM N80666 Scotland 13 23 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 16 17 11 11 19 23 15 15 19 18 37 38 12 12
View ZSGA5 25244 Ulster (Fermanagh) 13 23 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 14 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View AQFTV 111407 Ireland 13 23 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View 9C3EE N/A Scotland (Orkneys) 13 23 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 14 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 31 10 15 16 16 11 10 19 22 15 14 18 17 36 36 12 12
View N45D3 N/A Ulster (Antrim) 13 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 29 17 9 9 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 16 17 34 39 12 12
View T2UH5 29479 Scotland (Orkneys) 13 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 28 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 14 15 16 17 10 11 19 23 15 15 19 17 36 38 12 12
View AURXF N/A Ireland (Limerick) 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 11 13 13 29 17 10 11 11 11 24 15 19 29 15 15 15 17 11 11 19 23 15 15 17 17 35 36 13 12
View QY7VH N/A Ireland (Limerick) 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 11 13 13 29 17 10 11 11 11 24 15 19 29 15 17 17 17 11 11 19 23 15 13 12
View PXSR4 42048 Ireland 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 17 17 11 11 19 23 15 15 17 17 36 37 13 12
View BFWGP 169084 Ulster 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 16 17 11 10 19 23 15 15 18 16 36 39 12 12
View 79AYA 28610 Ulster 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 16 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 39 12 12
View 8VYBC 227553 Ireland 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 16 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 39 12 12
View RWCR4 N/A Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 16 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 40 12 12
View YCM4N N/A Scotland 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 16 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 19 16 36 39 12 13
View DS67G 65048 Ulster (Down) 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 35 39 12 12
View FU9P6 N/A Ulster (Antrim) 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 16 16 16 17 10 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 39 12 12
View P3SB7 332627 Ulster (Derry) 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 31 15 16 17 17 12 10 19 24 15 15 19 16 36 38 12 12
View PSU2X 18960 British-USA 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View 2KF55 45883 Scotland (Dumfriesshire) 13 24 14 10 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 30 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 17 18 11 11 19 23 16 15 19 17 37 37 11 13
View ZQSVS N92743 British Isles 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29
View 99K4X N43896 Scotland (Edinburgh) 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 9 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 17 17 11 11 19 23 15 16 19 17 39 40 12 12
View JAJWF 163590 Scotland (Perthshire) 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 17 17 11 11 19 23 15 15 19 17 39 40 12 12
View 8683G 154919 Ireland 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 14 15 18 16 37 38 12 12
View 3NH2F 160759 Scotland 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 31 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 13 12
View PK2NJ 92190 Ulster (Armagh) 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 31 15 16 17 17 12 10 19 24 15 15 20 16 36 38 12 12
View XVVTZ N/A Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 14 13 30 15 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 30 14 15 16 17 11 11 19 22 17 15 19 17 36 37 13 12
View 96BKC 50787 Scotland 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 14 13 30 18 9 10 11 11 24 14 18 29 16 16 16 17 10 10 19 23 16 14 17 18 34 39 14 12
View 9VZ6R N/A Scotland (Orkney Isles) 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 13 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 14 15 17 18 10 11 19 23 15 15 19 17 36 38 12 12
View MYBA2 28526 Ulster 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 11 13 13 29 17 9 9 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 39 12 12
View 8YFJH 135172 Scotland 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 11 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 37 39 12 12
View HFRHJ 132883 Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 11 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 37 12 12
View VW5W3 204042 Ireland 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 11 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 19 16 36 38 12 12
View 5QJD8 171854 England (Cumbria) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 11 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 31 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 19 16 36 38 12 12
View GRPBN N/A Scotland (Dumfriesshire) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 12 13 28 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 17 16 36 38 12 12
View SMMP4 N/A Ireland 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29
View 7E8PH N/A Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 9 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 39 12 12
View YZQP7 12289 Ulster 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 14 20 30 15 16 17 17 10 10 19 19 15 15 18 16 36 37 12 12
View CPA4E N/A British Isles 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 29 15 15 16 17
View 5WHP5 137312 Ulster (Tyrone) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 29 15 15 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View 2MEVN N/A Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 29 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 20 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View EHKTM 23026 Ulster 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 29 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 37 12 12
View UDWNJ N/A Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 29 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 37 37 12 12
View 2CFDN 213308 British Isles 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 15 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View CFQMM N/A England (Cumbria) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 15 17 17 11 11 19 24 12
View DUSK4 159997 Ulster 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 16 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 39 12 12
View XZ7T3 N/A Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 16 17 11 10 20 24 15 15 18 16 34 39 12 12
View MAFTY 280156 Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 22 15 15 18 16 36 39 12 12
View UYXFD 72683 Ireland 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 23 15 15 18 16 37 38 12 12
View QCFSX 85111 Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 23 15 15 18 16 37 38 12 12
View 7GSKH 92872 Scotland (Dumfries) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 17 16 36 38 12 12
View 252D4 N/A Ireland (Dublin) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 14 37 37 12 12
View 694VT 101670 Scotland 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View RJ7VX 158445 British Isles 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View 6HQTF 72310 British Isles 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View E2DB8 32599 Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View E5S7S N/A Ulster (Tyrone) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View J4XAD N/A British-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View 75VGS N/A Ulster (Armagh) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View FNERN N/A Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View 4AKDG N/A Ulster (Antrim) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View R6AS2 N/A Scotland (Dumfries) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 17 36 37 12 12
View 8TA22 135159 Scotland 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 17 36 38 12 12
View YTMZ7 81921 Ulster (Antrim) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 18
View Y6D3Y N/A Ireland (Dublin) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 18 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View 94MCS 26509 Scotland 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 17 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 17 16 36 38 12 12
View WKXXJ 22874 Scotland (Borders) 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 17 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 39 12 12
View Z33VT 33141 Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 31 15 15 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View 5BY5F N/A Ireland 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 26 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View UP2NC N/A Scotch-Irish-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 19 16 36 38 12 12
View KB57N N7484 Scotland 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 30
View RKZMA 188745 Scotland 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 13 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 31 15 16 17 17
View EEDZ9 147895 British-USA 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 13 12 13 13 29 17 9 9 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 36 38 12 12
View ZFUT9 N/A Ireland 13 24 14 11 11 15 13 12 12 12 13 28
View ECK8Y N/A British Isles 13 24 14 11 11 15 13 12 12 14 12 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 17 36 38 12 12
View SFS38 N/A Ireland 13 24 14 11 12 14 12 12 12 13 13 29
View G3FNR N/A British Isles 13 24 14 11 12 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 15 16 11 11 19 22 15 15 17 17 37 38 12 12
View 7MJ6C N/A Ireland (Cavan) 13 24 14 11 12 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 15 16 11 11 19 22 15 15 17 17 38 40 12 12
View G9HFB N/A Ireland 13 24 14 11 12 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 15 16 11 11 19 22 15 15 18 17 38 39 12 12
View JGWFZ 266144 England (Northumberland) 13 24 14 11 12 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 15 16 11 11 19 22 15 15 17 17 38 38 12 12
View B3TD8 N/A British-USA 13 24 14 11 12 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 20 30 15 15 15 17 11 10 19 24 15 15 18 16 37 38 12 12
View RS7T5 N/A British-USA 13 24 15 10 10 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 31 15 15 16 17 11 11 19 23 15 16 17 17 36 37 10 12
View ZBDKN N/A Scotch-Irish-USA 13 25 14 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 29
View ESVN6 N/A British-USA 13 25 14 11 11 14 13 12 11 13 13 30 16 9 9 11 11 26 14 20 33 17 17 17 17
View C9E3M 174646 British Isles 13 25 14 11 12 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 16 9 10 9 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 15 16 11 11 19 22 15 15 17 17 37 37 12 12
View HYZAW N/A Ireland 14 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 26 15 20 29 15 16 17 17 11 10 19 23 15 15 18 16 36 38 11 12

Genealogies and Possible Deep Ancestry

ID Surname

Variant

Place of Origin Earliest Known Ancestor Possible Deep Ancestry
V4P67 Irwin Scotland Isaac Irwin,

born 1765

The participant claims a Scottish origin, but provides little genealogical detail beyond that. Considering the extreme genetic closeness between V4P67 and B74JR below, and the shared surname and birth year of their earliest known ancestors, I almost wonder whether or not Andrew and Isaac Irwin were twins.

Irwin With An I1 Haplotype

This haplotype belongs to the I1 subclade. The closest matches in YHRD fall in Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland and Denmark. The closest matches in the FTDNA haplogroup database fall in the British Isles and Germany. It could easily have either an Anglo-Saxon or a Danish origin.

V4P67 is just 1 step distant from B74JR at 37 markers, and also just 1 step distant from Elliott participant 6PX8S and an exact match for Elliott participant GZY67. Additionally, at 67 markers, it is just 3 steps distant from three members of the Fairbairn clan (which many consider an adjunct of the Armstrongs). Since this I1 signature is highly atypical of either the Irwins or the Elliotts, it may have originated with the Fairbairns.

B74JR Irwin

Nashville,

Tennessee,

United States

Andrew Irwin,

ca. 1765 - 1824

Andrew Irwin purchased land in the Nashville area in 1789, but no other genealogical info is presently available.

Irwin With An I1 Haplotype

This haplotype belongs to the I1 subclade. The closest matches in YHRD fall in Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland and Denmark.

This haplotype may have come to Britain with the Danes, the Angles or the Norse Vikings. As Stephen Oppenheimer would have it, though, it could also have been in Eastern Britain from the Mesolithic onward.

B74JR has no close matches with any other Irwins, Irvings or Irvines - other than with V4P67 (see above). However, it matches two I1 Elliott haplotypes at distances of 1 step and 2 steps, respectively. Both Elliotts claim Ulster Scottish ancestry. The ancestor of one arrived in Pennsylvania in the 18th century, and the other is from Georgia. We suspect B74JR is related to these two Elliotts - Ysearch IDs 6PX8S and GZY67 - but this DNA signature is highly atypical of either clan.

WTE8P Irvine

Enniskillen Parish,

County Fermanagh,

Northern Ireland

William Irvine,

ca. 1791 - 1875

William was the participant's great-great-grandfather. William may have been born in Enniskillen, Irvinetown or on Montgomery lands near Fivemiletown. A farmer, he emigrated to Canada about 1840 with his second wife (nee Margaret Emerson) and their three children. He had two more children in America, and had sired two sons by his first wife, the former Jane Coulter. Francis, (1835 - 1922), a son of the second marriage, was the participant's great-grandfather.

Irvine With Likely "Ultra-Norse" I1 Haplotype

This haplotype has a DYS390 value of 23, and DYS385a,b values of 14,15 - both of which are "Ultra-Norse" traits. Otherwise, it fits the profile of an I1 haplotype - although its DYS19 value of 15 may converge somewhat with I2a and I2b haplotypes. Closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Norway, England and Russia,. There are also many 2 step matches in Iceland, Norway, the Isle of Man, the Faroes and the Shetlands. Top YHRD matches fall in Norway, Hungary, Croatia and Spain - although some of the Eastern European matches may be the result of convergence with I2a. A Scandinavian origin is most likely.

This URL about the origin of the Ervin name suggests a Norse connecton.

There are no close matches with other Irvines or Irvings so far.

7MBQM Ervin Ireland

&

Ohio,

United States

Benjamin Franklin Ervin,

1863 - 1940

Ben Ervin was apparently born in Ohio, but the participant states that his lineage came from Ireland (probably Ulster). His father was Commodore Ervin, who was living at least as early as 1830.

Ervin With I2b Haplotype

We have no other members of our Irving/Irvine data set who belong to haplogroup I2b. This particular haplotype is uncommon even within I2b, appearing in YHRD only at low frequencies in Bulgaria and Northern Portugal, which curiously suggests a Gothic origin, but most likely indicates Viking descent as the Goths themselves originated from southern Sweden. The closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall predominantly in the British Isles - mostly in Ireland and Scotland - but with single matches in Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland and Norway. This haplotype is most likely of Northern Germanic origin.

There are no close matches with any other participant in this data set - but there are matches with other Ervins (and Arvins) in Ysearch, so it is an established Ervin lineage.

NGVDC Irving Scotland Robert J. Irving,

born 20th century

This participant claims Scottish ancestry, but no additional genealogical info is available at this time.

Irvine With J1 Haplotype

This haplotype has apparently been SNP-tested as J1. Its top match frequencies in YHRD fall among Hungarian Jews, Russians, Chinese living in Wales, Syrians, Polish Tatars and various Hispanic groups. On the other hand, its closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall largely in the British Isles (with one match in Norway). This haplotype may have originated in Central Asia or the Middle East, but it could have been in the British Isles for a very long time - perhaps arriving with Roman auxiliaries, Middle Eastern merchants or other, even earlier arrivals.

There are no close matches with any other Irvines or Irvings so far.

KJX35 Irvine Limavady,

near Londonderry,

County Derry,

Northern Ireland

Joseph Irvine,

1720 - 1780

This branch of the Irvines were originally Ulster Scots, but had relocated to England by the first quarter of the 20th century. The participant is a British native residing in Northumberland.

Irvine With Viking R1a Haplotype

This haplotype is unquestionably R1a. Its top match frequencies in YHRD fall in Belarus, Sweden, Russia, and among Indian population groups. Its closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in India, Hungary and Poland. Strong match frequencies in India are typical of Scandinavian R1a haplotypes, as are matches in Eastern Europe. This haplotype is most likely of Norse Viking origin.

There are no close matches with other Irvines or Irvings so far. (Ysearch record BHAJQ was apparently entered by the same participant listed here.)

SQD8V Irvine

Little Ballymena,

County Antrim,

Northern Ireland

Thomas Irvine,

1828 - 1879

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irvine With R1b Haplotype That Resembles ht35

This haplotype has two key marker values unusual for an Irvine R1b - a DYS393 value of 12 and a DYS390 value of 25. Its top Old World match frequencies in YHRD fall among Slovakian Gypsies, Armenians, Poles, Spaniards and Germans. Although it could still be of "Celtic" or Germanic origin, it could also have come to Britain with Roman troops or settlers of Eastern origin.

There are no close matches with other Irvines or Irvings so far.

16422 Irvine

Whalsay,

Shetland Isles,

Scotland

John Irvine,

born 1818

John Irvine was born in Whalsay, son of Laurence Irvine and Jane Johnson. This is a participant of the Shetland Isles DNA Project, from which more info is available at this URL.

Native British Or Anglo-Saxon Irvine R1b Haplotype

This haplotype has a DYS390 value of 23, which some consider a marker of "North Sea Celtic" ancestry. Two of the three highest match frequencies in the YHRD fall in England - very unusual for any YHRD match pattern - and the other falls in the Pyrenees. That pattern might suggest native British or prehistoric Iberian origin. However, considering the DYS390 value, the fact that there is only match anywhere in Iberia, and that all of the other European matches fall in England, Germany and Northern Italy, this haplotype may actually be Anglo-Saxon.

Closest match among the other Irvines/Irvings is a 10/12 match with ZSGA5, an Irvine haplotype from Ulster whose geographical distribution is definitely "North Sea Celtic".

H7JJM Irvine Stonehaven,

Kincardineshire,

Scotland

Henry "Harry" Irvine,

1477 - 1531

Henry Irvine of Sunnyside was known as the "First of Kingcausie". His son John was born in 1515.

A branch of this lineage emigrated to Canada circa 1910, and included the participant's grandfather and his uncles (Hugh, Alexander and James).

Irvine With Possible Nordic R1b Haplotype

This haplotype has a DYS390 value of 23, which suggests a "North Sea Celtic" ancestry. The highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database include these locales in addition to numerous hits in the British Isles. This haplotype could easily have come to Britain with the Vikings, the Anglo-Saxons or the Celts.

No close matches thus far among the Irvines and Irvings in this data set.

ZSGA5 Irvine Clabby Townland,

Enniskillen Parish,

County Fermanagh,

Northern Ireland

Frederick Irvine,

1901 - 1973

Frederick was the participant's father. His grandfather was Robert, and his great-grandfather was Mount. The family was originally from Fermanagh, and migrated to Canada, where Mount was drowned. His descendants settled in New York State.

Irvine With Possible Nordic R1b Haplotype

This haplotype has a DYS390 value of 23, which in and of itself suggests a "North Sea Celtic" ancestry. The highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Sweden, The Netherlands, Norway and Germany. Closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Germany and Scotland, with slightly more distant matches falling predominantly in the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands and elsewhere. This could be a Celtic, Anglo-Saxon or Scandinavian signature.

Closest match among the other Irvines/Irvings is a 36/37 match with AQFTV, an Irwin from Ireland.

AQFTV Irwin Ireland Don Irwin,

born 20th century

No more genealogical info is available from this participant at this time.

Irvine With Possible Nordic R1b Haplotype

This haplotype has a DYS390 value of 23, which in and of itself suggests a "North Sea Celtic" ancestry. The highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Sweden, The Netherlands, Norway and Germany. Closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Germany and Scotland, with slightly more distant matches falling predominantly in the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands and elsewhere. This could be a Celtic, Anglo-Saxon or Scandinavian signature.

Despite the differences at DYS390 and DYS391, this Irwin is actually well within the genetic mainstream of the Irving/Irvine/Irwin data set. At 37 markers, AQFTV's closest matches are with ZSGA5 at 1 step, and with 4AKDG, 75VGS, and FNERN at 2 steps.

9C3EE Irvine Kirkwall,

Orkney Isles,

Scotland

John Irvine,

1808 - 1892

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irvine With Possible Nordic R1b Haplotype

This haplotype has a DYS390 value of 23, which in and of itself suggests a "North Sea Celtic" ancestry. The highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in the Netherlands, Southern Norway, Spain and Northern Italy. Although it could be of Anglo-Danish or Norse Viking descent, it could just as easily be of prehistoric Iberian or southwest European "Celtic" origin.

9C3EE has no close matches with any other Irvines or Irvings in our data set.

N45D3 Erwin Belfast,

County Antrim,

Northern Ireland

Arthur Erwin

1797 - 1878

No other info is currently available about this entry.

Celtic-Iberian Irvine Haplotype

This haplotype differs slightly from the clan modal haplotype. The top match frequencies in YHRD fall in Portugal, the Netherlands and Spain. It is most likely of Celtic or Iberian origin.

There are no close matches with other Irvines or Irvings so far.

T2UH5 Irvine

Sandwick,

Orkney Islands,

Scotland

George Irvine

Irvines have been in the Orkney Islands at least since the 1420's, and the participant has found mention of Irvines in the Orkneys as early as 1369.

The participant believes that the "most recent common ancestor" (i.e., MRCA) of the Orkney Irvines was John Irvine of Sabay, who was born around 1460.

Orkney Irvine Close To Borders Haplotypes

This top match frequencies in YHRD fall mostly in Spain, Portugal, Italy and among Hispanic Americans. Nonetheless, Denmark is number 2 among the European matches, and Hamburg is number 7 - hence an Anglo-Danish origin is not infeasible. The standard interpretation for a British DNA signature with a match pattern like this one is that it came from Iberia in prehistoric times and belongs to the indigenous population of Britain.

Out of the 37 markers, T2UH2 is 4 steps distant from the Orkneys Irving, 9VZ6R. These individuals are most likely related.

AURXF Irwin

Kilfrush,

Knocklong,

County Limerick,

Ireland

William Irwin, b. 1840

No other info is currently available about this entry.

Irwin With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Some of the U.S. matches are most likely Scots-Irish or English in origin, while others are listed as Hispanic. The DYS391 value of 10 is shared by nearly half of the Irvine/Irving group, and one of our researchers believes this was the ancestral value.

Out of 32 markers, AURXF is 2 steps distant from the other Limerick Irwin, QY7VH. These individuals are most likely related.

QY7VH Irwin

Rathainy,

Knockainy,

County Limerick,

Ireland

Eoin O'Ciarmhachain,

ca. 1785 - 1845

This participant is not of Scottish origin, but of Gaelic Irish descent. The O'Ciarmhach clan (Anglicized to Kirby) were chiefs of Knockainy until the Norman invasion of the 12th century.  One branch of the clan moved to Kilkenny, where they took the name Kerwick. Those that stayed in Knockainy added the patronymic "ain" to their surname, and later changed it to Irwin. It would appear that close match AURXF - also from Limerick - is Gaelic Irish as well.

Irwin With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Some of the U.S. matches are most likely Scots-Irish or English in origin, while others are listed as Hispanic.

Out of 32 markers, QY7VH is 2 steps distant from the other Limerick Irwin, AURXF. These individuals are most likely related.

PXSR4 Erwin Ireland

Cornelius Erwin,

born 1850

Cornelius Erwin's father was from Ireland, but was probably of Scottish descent. He may have resided in Quebec before moving to Rochester, New York, where Cornelius was born. Cornelius worked as a foreman at Eastman-Kodak until about the age of 60.

Erwin With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Some of the U.S. matches are most likely Scots-Irish or English in origin, while others are listed as Hispanic. Exact FTDNA Haplogroup matches fall in Denmark, the British Isles, the Netherlands and Spain. 1 step matches are widespread, with many in Iceland, Ireland, England and Scotland.

This haplotype is an 11/12 match with ZSGA5, but there are no close matches with haplotypes at higher marker levels.

BFWGP Erwin Rowan County,

North Carolina,

United Status

John A. Erwin,

1745 - 1821

John Erwin was born in North Carolina of Scots-irish stock. By the 1800's, he had relocated his family to Sumner County, Tennessee. His brothers included Arthur Erwin of the Belvedere Plantation near Morganton, North Carolina and Alexander Erwin, who fought at King's Mountain in 1780. John's son Matthew Erwin married Irena Stephenson in Sumner County in 1826, and by 1840 had moved to McNair County, Tennessee.

Erwin With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Some of the U.S. matches are most likely Scots-Irish or English in origin, while others are listed as Hispanic. Exact FTDNA Haplogroup matches fall in Denmark, Norway, England, Ireland, Scotland, Holland and Spain.

Out of 37 markers, BFWGP is 1 step distant from 79AYA, 2 steps distant from RWCR4, and 3 steps distant from YCM4N, DS67G and FU9P6. This one falls within the Irvine/Irving genetic mainstream.

79AYA Erwin Northern Ireland

Matthew Irwin or Irvine,

born 1710

The participant can trace at least six generations back to Ulster, but loses the trail short of Scotland.

Erwin With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Some of the U.S. matches are most likely Scots-Irish or English in origin, while others are listed as Hispanic. Exact FTDNA Haplogroup matches fall in Denmark, The Netherlands and Spain. 1 step matches are widespread, with many in Iceland, Ireland, England and Scotland.

Out of 37 markers, 79AYA is 1 step distant from RWCR4, and 3 steps distant from WKXXJ, J4XAD, PSU2X, 7E8PH, Y6D3Y, E2DB8 and E5S7S. This one falls within the Irvine/Irving genetic mainstream.

8VYBC Erwin Ireland James Erwin,

born ca. 1755

James Erwin emigrated from Ulster to America before 1790, when he appears on a census for Harford County, Maryland.

Erwin With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Some of the U.S. matches are most likely Scots-Irish or English in origin, while others are listed as Hispanic. Exact FTDNA Haplogroup matches fall in Denmark, The Netherlands and Spain. 1 step matches are widespread, with many in Iceland, Ireland, England and Scotland.

Out of 67 markers, 8VYBC is an exact match for 79AYA, 2 steps distant from DS67G, and 3 steps distant from 694VT. This participant is also a close match for many others in this data set, and clearly falls within the Irvine/Irving genetic mainstream.

RWCR4 Erwin North Carolina,

United States

James Erwin,

1787 - 1859

James Erwin was born in North Carolina and died in Arkansas. He married Jane or Jeanne Kennedy in 1810.

Erwin With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Some of the U.S. matches are most likely Scots-Irish or English in origin, while others are listed as Hispanic. Exact FTDNA Haplogroup matches fall in Denmark, The Netherlands and Spain. 1 step matches are widespread, with many in Iceland, Ireland, England and Scotland.

RWCR4 is 1 step distant from 79AYA out of 37 markers.

YCM4N Erwin Scotland Robert W. Erwin,

1816 - 1875

This Erwin line is reputedly descended from James Irvine of Crimond, born in 1709.

Erwin With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Some of the U.S. matches are most likely Scots-Irish or English in origin, while others are listed as Hispanic.

At 37 markers, YCM4N's closest matches include 79AYA at a distance of 2 steps, and BFWGP and RWCR4 at a distance of 3 steps. Despite the DYS391 value of 10, this haplotype lies in the genetic mainstream of the clan.

DS67G Erwin Carricknadarrif,

Anahilt Parish,

Country Down,

Northern Ireland

John Erwin,

1787 - 1859

John Erwin belonged to the United Irishmen and participated in the Rebellion of 1798. He and his wife, Margaret Erwin emigrated to York County, South Carolina in 1810. Their children included Ailsey (1808-1877), Mary Ann (1810-1851), Jane (1814-1884), Nancy (ca. 1816-1870's) and Robert Henry Erwin (1820-1887).

Erwin With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Some of the U.S. matches are most likely Scots-Irish or English in origin, while others are listed as Hispanic. Exact FTDNA Haplogroup matches fall in Denmark, The Netherlands and Spain. 1 step matches are widespread, with many in Iceland, Ireland, England and Scotland.

Out of 67 markers, DS67G is 2 steps distant from 79AYA, and 4 steps distant from 5BYSF and E2DB8. Out of 37 markers, DS67G is 3 steps distant from RCWRC4, WKXXJ, 7E8PH, E5S7S, J4XAD and PSU2X.

FU9P6 Erwin Gleno,

Raloo Parish,

Country Antrim,

Northern Ireland

Matthew Erwin,

born ca. 1700

Matthew Erwin emigrated to Pennsylvania, where his son Arthur was born in 1739. Arthur's son Alexander was born in North Carolina in 1770, Alexander's son Marcus D. Erwin was born in North Carolina in 1813, Marcus's son James Albert Erwin was born in Indiana in 1842, and James's son Joseph Franklin Erwin was born in Nebraska in 1869.

Erwin With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. Some of the U.S. matches are most likely Scots-Irish or English in origin, while others are listed as Hispanic.

At 37 markers, FU9P6's closest matches include 79AYA at a distance of 2 steps, and RWCR4 and BFWGP at a distance of 3 steps. Despite the DYS391 value of 10, this haplotype lies in the genetic mainstream of the clan.

P3SB7 Irvine Londonderry,

Country Derry,

Northern Ireland

James Irvine,

1797 - 1866

James emigrated to the United States around 1820 and settled in Florence, Alabama.

Irvine With Irish or Nordic R1b Haplotype

The DYS385a,b combination of 11,15 has a slight bias towards the "North Sea Celtic" area, but otherwise has a reasonably Celtic distribution. Highest frequency matches in YHRD fall in Ireland, the Southern United States, Norway, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are numerous exact matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database, most of which fall in the British Isles and Teutonic language countries such as Norway, Germany and the Netherlands.

At 37 markers, P3SB7's closest matches in this data set are with PK2NJ and 5QJD8, both at a distance of 3 steps. However, there are many other matches with various Irvines, Irvins, Erwins, Irwins and Irvings at slightly greater distances - enough to confirm that this participant falls within the genetic mainstream of the clan.

PSU2X

Irving Ballymena,

Antrim,

Northern Ireland

Joseph Irvin or Irving,

1749 - 1825

Joseph migrated from Virginia to South Carolina. His son Levin acquired land by lottery in Hall County, Georgia, and eventually settled in Jackson County.

Irving With Possible Nordic R1b Haplotype

Highest European match frequencies in YHRD for this haplotype fall in Sweden, Norway, the Rhineland, Lombardy - as well as areas with a possible Norman influence, such as Paris, Aragon and the vicinity of Flanders. Exact FTDNA Haplogroup matches fall in Sweden and Scotland, with 1 step matches falling in England, Shetland, Iceland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal. As an R1b, of course, this haplotype could have come from anywhere - but it is interesting that Sweden took the top spot in both YHRD and FTDNA.

Out of 37 markers, PSU2X is 2 steps distant from J4XAD, E2DB8, E5S7S, and 3 steps distant from 79AYA, 2MEVN, Y6D3Y and 5BY5F.

2KF55 Irvine St. Mungo,

Annandale,

Dumfriesshire,

Scotland

David Irvine,

born 1738

David Irvine was born in Annandale, and emigrated with his wife and children to Prince Edward Island (originally St. John's island) in May 1774, on board the "Lovely Nelly". His descendants eventually emigrated to Boston (and/or Braintree), Massachusetts.

Irving With Possible Nordic R1b Haplotype

Highest European match frequencies in YHRD for this haplotype fall in Sweden, Norway, the Rhineland, Lombardy - as well as areas with a possible Norman influence, such as Paris, Aragon and the vicinity of Flanders. Exact FTDNA Haplogroup matches fall in Sweden, Ireland, Scotland and Luxembourg.

Although 2KF55 is identical to Irving participant PSU2X at 12 markers, and similar on that level to several Erwins, there are no close matches at 37 markers.

ZQSVS Irving British Isles Gary M. Irving,

born 20th century

No other genealogical info is available at this time.

WAMH Irvine

This is the most common - and widespread - 12 marker Y-DNA signature in Western Europe.

We only have 12 markers right now, which is not much to go on for WAMH. Thus far, however, ZQSVS is a 12/12 match with 99K4X, JAJWF, 8683G, 3NH2F and PK2NJ.

99K4X Irvine

Edinburgh,

Scotland

Charles Irvine,

born 1738

Charles Irvine married Janet Spence in Edinburgh in 1764, but eventually moved to Perth, where the couple had two sons, James and William. James Irvine is the ancestor of this participant, and his brother William is ancestor of JAJWF. James's descendants lived in Perth until the participant's grandfather emigrated from Scotland to New York in 1870.

WAMH Irvine

This is the most common - and widespread - 12 marker Y-DNA signature in Western Europe.

At 67 markers, 99K4X is just 2 steps away from JAJWF.

JAJWF Irvine

Perth,

Perthshire,

Scotland

William Irvine,

1766 - 1852

William and his brother James were born in Perth to Charles Irvine, a shoemaker, and Janet Spence, from a family of perfumers and hairdressers. Not inappropriately, William became a shoemaker, while James became a hairdresser. William eventually moved to Edinburgh, and his son, Charles Stuart Irvine, moved to London in the 1830's. According to the participant, 99K4X is a descendant of William's brother James.

WAMH Irvine

This is the most common - and widespread - 12 marker Y-DNA signature in Western Europe.

At 67 markers, JAJWF is just 2 steps away from 99K4X. However, despite this clear connection with another Irvine, most of JAJWF's closest 67 marker matches are with members of the Elliott and the Glendenning clans, as well as wtih a number of Beatties and/or McVitties.

8683G Irvine Ireland Christopher Irvine,

1775 - 1840

No other genealogical info is available at this time.

WAMH Irvine

This is the most common - and widespread - 12 marker Y-DNA signature in Western Europe.

At 37 markers, 8683G is no more than 3 steps distant from numerous Irvines and Irwins, including E2DB8, UYXFD, 694VT, 75VGS, FNERN, J4XAD, E5S7S and many others, both in this project and in the Irwin project. Despite being WAMH, 8683G is clearly within the genetic mainstream of the clan.

3NH2F Irvin Scotland David Neil Irvin,

born 20th century

No other genealogical info is available at this time.

WAMH Irvin

This is the most common - and widespread - 12 marker Y-DNA signature in Western Europe.

At 37 markers, 3NH2F is no more than 3 steps distant from numerous Irvines and Irwins, including E2DB8, 2MEVN, Z33VT, 694VT, 75VGS, FNERN, J4XAD, E5S7S and many others, both in this project and in the Irwin project. Despite being WAMH, 3NH2F is clearly within the genetic mainstream of the clan.

PK2NJ Irwin County Armagh.

Northern Ireland

Henry Irwin,

born 1790

The participant believes Henry Irwin may have been from Armagh, but he married in Dublin in 1813.

Irwin With A Perfect WAMH Signature

This is the most common - and widespread - 12 marker Y-DNA signature in Western Europe.

PK2NJ is within 4 steps of at least two Irvins and one Irwin whose DNA results are posted in Ysearch, but which are not included here because they are not (yet) official participants. PK2NJ shares enough tell-tale features to be grouped within the genetic mainstream of the clan.

XVVTZ Irwin Robstown,

Texas.

United States

Robert S. Irwin,

born 20th century

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irwin With A Variation of WAMH

This haplotype differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype by a single step on the DYS389i marker which offsets the DYS389i,ii pair values from 13,29 to 14,30. The highest frequency matches in YHRD fall almost exclusively among Hispanic Americans and Iberians, with the top European frequencies among Basques and in the Pyrenees. This haplotype is most likely of prehistoric Iberian origin.

Although both XVVTZ and 96BKC have the same 12 marker basic haplotype, they appear unrelated and have no close matches in the Irvine/Irving data set.

96BKC Irving Scotland James Irving,

born 1694

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irving With A Variation of WAMH

This haplotype differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype by a single step on the DYS389i marker which offsets the DYS389i,ii pair values from 13,29 to 14,30. The highest frequency matches in YHRD fall almost exclusively among Hispanic Americans and Iberians, with the top European frequencies among Basques and in the Pyrenees. This haplotype is most likely of prehistoric Iberian origin.

Although both XVVTZ and 96BKC have the same 12 marker basic haplotype, they appear unrelated and have no close matches in the Irvine/Irving data set.

9VZ6R Irving Shapinsay,

Orkney Isles,

Scotland

Criste Irving,

circa 15th century

The Irving that provided this haplotype is a descendant of the same line as Washington Irving. This line originated with Criste Irving, who lived in Sabay, Orkney in 1468.

Irving With A Variation Of WAMH

This haplotype differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype by a value of 13 on the rapidly mutating marker DYS439. WAMH is common everywhere throughout Western Europe, especially among Basques and along the Celtic fringe of the British Isles.

Out of the 37 markers, 9VZ6R is 4 steps distant from the Orkneys Irvine, T2UH2. These individuals are most likely related.

MYBA2 Irwin Probably

Ulster

Arthur Irwin,

1767 - 1841

Arthur probably emigrated from Ulster, and was living in Belmont County, Ohio in 1820. His sons, Arthur and Joseph, were born in 1812 and 1829, respectively. Arthur moved to Pennsylvania, and later to Illinois. He is the progenitor of this participant's line.

1 Step Off The Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the most common clan haplotype by a DYS439 value of 11 rather than 12. Exact matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Finland, Norway and Poland, but 1 step matches are plentiful, occurring in Iceland, Scotland, the Shetland Isles and the Isle of Man, England, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Norway and the Ukraine. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon, or even Scandinavian.

MYBA2 matches E2DB8 and WKXXJ on 34 out of 37 markers, and is close enough to several others to suggest that it is definitely in the genetic mainstream of the clan.

8YFJH Irwin Scotland &

Ogden,

Illinois,

United States

George Arthur Irwin,

born 1875

George Irwin appears to have been born in Illinois, and the attribution of his ancestry to Scotland was based on family lore, not genealogical fact - however correct it may ultimately be.

1 Step Off The Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the most common clan haplotype by a DYS388 value of 11 rather than 12. The closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database at 25 markers fall exclusively in the British Isles. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon, or even Scandinavian.

Out of 67 markers, 8YFJH is 4 steps distant from 694VT and UYXFD, 5 or 6 steps distant from many other Irwins, Irvines and Irvings, and unquestionably belongs to the genetic mainstream of this clan.

HFRHJ Irwin Pennsylvania,

United States

William Irwin,

ca. 1792 - 1860

According to family tradition, William Irwin was of Scots-Irish descent. He was living in Greene County, Ohio as of 1820, married to an Ohio native named Mary. A man named Andrew Irwin, who was born in 1765, lived next door to William and may have been related. Andrew Irwin's father, John, was born in Scotland in 1726. Any connection between William and Andrew remains speculative however.

1 Step Off The Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the most common clan haplotype by a DYS439 value of 11 rather than 12. Exact matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Finland, Norway and Poland, but 1 step matches are plentiful, occurring in Iceland, Scotland, the Shetland Isles and the Isle of Man, England, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Norway and the Ukraine. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon, or even Scandinavian.

Out of 67 markers, HFRHJ is just 2 steps distant from Irwin participant 694VT - and from two Armstrongs, both from County Tyrone. These Armstrongs are genetically Irvines or Irwins, and their proximity to HFRHJ suggests that this participant's ancestors may also have resided in Northern Ireland. HFRHJ is also just 3 steps away - at 67 markers - from many other Irwins, Irvines and Irvings, and unquestionably epitomizes the genetic mainstream of this clan.

VW5W3 Irvin Ireland James Irvin,

born 20th century

The participant claims Irish descent, but that is all we know about his lineage at this time.

1 Step Off The Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the most common clan haplotype by a DYS439 value of 11 rather than 12. Exact matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Finland, Norway and Poland, but 1 step matches are plentiful, occurring in Iceland, Scotland, the Shetland Isles and the Isle of Man, England, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Norway and the Ukraine. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon, or even Scandinavian.

Out of 37 markers, the closest match is 5QJD8 at a distance of 1 step. However, there are numerous matches at a distance of 2 steps - with, for instance, 4AKDG, 75VGS, 694VT, E2DB8, E5S7S, GE9PK, UP2NC, J4XAD, FNERN, RJ7VX and HFRHJ in this data set - as well as with many others in the Clan Irwin Project. This participant clearly belongs to the mainstream of the clan.

5QJD8 Irwin Kirlinton,

Cumbria,

England

George Irwin,

1769 - 1855

George owned "Hallfoot Farm" in Little Corby, near Carlisle - a property that stayed in the family for 200 years. His grandson, Walter Irving (1843-1923), left for British Columbia in 1862, and then for New Zealand in 1863. He finally settled on South Island. Two of George's daughters emigrated to America.

1 Step Off The Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the most common clan haplotype by a DYS439 value of 11 rather than 12. Exact matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Finland, Norway and Poland, but 1 step matches are plentiful, occurring in Iceland, Scotland, the Shetland Isles and the Isle of Man, England, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Norway and the Ukraine. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon, or even Scandinavian.

Out of 67 markers, 5QJD8 is just 3 steps distant from 694VT, and 4 steps distant from Z33VT, 5BY5F and E2DB8. Out of 37 markers, its closest matches include 75VGS, FNERN, E5S7S and J4XAD at a distance of 3 steps. It has similarly close matches with many other Irwins, Irvines and Irvings in this data set.

GRPBN Irving Bonshaw,

Dumfries,

Scotland

Francis Irving,

ca. 1568 - 1633

Francis Irving was an MP and Provost of Dumfries. He is believed to have been the son of Christopher Irving (ca. 1540 - 1582), the Laird of Bonshaw.

1 Step Off The Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs at DYS389i, where it has a value 12 rather than 13, causing the DYS389ii to be offset from 29 to 28. Top match frequencies in YHRD fall in Italy, Northern Germany, the Netherlands, the Rhineland and Switzerland. This could easily suggest either a Celtic, a Flemish or an Anglo-Saxon origin.

GRPBN has a pedigree leading back to the Irvings of Bonshaw, and his haplotype clearly falls within the mainstream of the clan. On 37 markers, GRPBN is 3 steps distant from 94MCS, E2DB8, E5S7S, UP2NC and J4XAD. These are his closest matches, but GRPBN is also just 5 steps distant from fellow Bonshaw Irving R6AS2, which is in the realm of "possible relatedness".

SMMP4 Ervin Ireland David Ervin,

born 1785

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

This haplotype is a 12/12 match with most Irvine/Irving entries, but we currently have too little information to determine whether or not SMMP4 belongs to the genetic mainstream of the clan.

7E8PH Irwin Chester County,

Pennsylvania,

United States

Robert Irwin,

1766 - ca. 1800

Robert died somewhere between 1797 and 1802. He was believed to be the son of George Irwin (1728-1815) of Chester County, PA. George's father, also named George Irwin, was born in Londonderry in 1685, emigrated to America in 1720, and died in Chester County in 1748. This Irwin claims descent from the Irwins of Drum. George Irwin, Sr.'s father, grandfather and great-grandfather were Jared, James and Alexander 10th of Drum, respectively.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, 7E8PH is 2 steps distant from E2DB8, E5S7S, WKXXJ and J4XAD. These are the closest matches, but there are other close ones. Incidentally, Drum Irwin 7E8PH is only 4 steps and 5 steps distant from Bonshaw Irvings R6AS2 and GRPBN, respectively. All fall within the genetic mainstream of the Irvine/Irving clan.

YZQP7 Erwin Northern Ireland

Edward Erwin,

1689 - 1772

The Erwins emigrated to America in 1727, settling first in Pennsylvania, and then moving to Long Glade, Augusta Country (Georgia?) between 1735 and 1740.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, YZQP7 is 4 steps distant from E2DB8, E5S7S, R6AS2, 2MEVN, UWDNJ and J4XAD.

CPA4E Irwin British Isles S. Irwin,

born 20th century

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 25 markers, CPA4E is an exact match with EHKTM, and 1 step distant from J4XAD, E2DB8, E5S7S, 252D4, 2MEVN, Y6D3Y, XZ7T3, UWDNJ and UYXFD.

5WHP5 Irwin County Tyrone,

Northern Ireland

Thomas Irwin,

1823 - 1856

Thomas Irwin's father was also named Thomas, and his mother's name was Margaret Caldwell. Both Thomas and his parents emigrated to the United States, and Thomas died in Lawrence County, Illinois.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, 5WHP5 is just 1 step distant from CPA4E and 2CFDN, and nearly as close to many other participants in this data set. 5WHP5 clearly belongs to the genetic mainstream of the clan.

2MEVN Irwin Covington,

Kentucky,

United States

Samuel Irwin,

1816 - 1899

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, 2MEVN is 1 step distant from E2DB8, E5S7S and J4XAD, and 2 steps distant from 5BY5F, UYXFD and Y6D3Y.

EHKTM Irvin Northern Ireland

Christopher Irvin,

1730 - 1791

A full account of Christopher Irvin's ancestry, and of the history of the Irvines and Irvings in general can be found at here.

This participant also engaged us in a lengthy and informative e-mail discussion of Irvine/Irving origins, which appears at this URL.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

This haplotype is a 23/25 match with 94MCS, CFQMM and EHKTM, a 33/37 match with YZQP7 and 79AYA, a 34/37 match with PSU2X and WKXXJ, and a 35/37 match with E2DB8.

UDWNJ Irwin Ohio,

United States

Samuel Irwin,

1757 - 1839

Samuel Irwin sired William Irwin. Descendants of William include James D. Irwin (1802 - 1876), also of Ohio, and Marvin Irwin (1837 - 1874), who settled in Defiance, Ohio.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, UWDNJ is 2 steps distant from R6AS2, E2DB8, E5S7S, UYXFD, 252D4 and J4XAD.

2CFDN Irwin British Isles

Jack Irwin,

born 20th century

This participant is an American living in California, but has not yet responded to our requests for genealogical information.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, 2CFDN is 1 step distant from Irwins Z33VT, 75VGS, 694VT, E5S7S and GE9PK, and similarly close to many other members of this data set alone. This participant clearly belongs in the genetic mainstream of the clan.

CFQMM Irving Carlisle,

Cumbria,

England

Adam Irving,

1801 - 1885

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 30 markers, CFQMM is 2 steps distant from 252D4, E2DB8, E5S7S, 94MCS, WKXXJ, R6AS2, UWDNJ, J4XAD and Z33VT.

DUSK4 Erwin Ulster Robert Erwin,

born ca. 1830

Robert Erwin was the father of William Erwin and Lecretia Erwin Grey.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, DUSK4 is 1 step distant from 79AYA (and two others in the Irwin project), and 2 steps distant from many others, both in this project and in the Clan Irwin project - including WKXXJ, 4AKDG, 75VGS, 694VT, E2DB8, E5S7S and RWCR4. This one is clearly within the genetic mainstream of the Irvine/Irving clan.

XZ7T3 Irvin Luzerne County,

Pennsylvania,

United States

Thomas Irwin,

1794 - 1860

Thomas Irwin was probably born in New York, but married Clarissa Tuttle and moved to Pennsylvania. He and Clarissa had seven children who lived to adulthood. These include Mary Ann (1816), Andrew (1817), Elizabeth (1821), Harriet (1823), Arminda (1827), Charles (1828), Thomas (1833) and Smith (1835). All but Smith moved to Crawford County after 1850. This branch of the Irwins is believed to be of Irish descent.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, XZ7T3 is 4 steps distant from 79AYA, and 5 steps distant from E2DB8, E5S7S, WKXXJ, 2MEVN, Y6D3Y, 7E8PH, RWCR4 and J4XAD.

MAFTY Ervin Lancaster County,

South Carolina,

United States

Oliver Tilman Ervin,

1892 - 1963

Oliver's father may have been David Nathaniel Ervin (or Irvin), and his brothers were George Richard Ervin, Thomas Nathaniel Ervin and Henry Ervin.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, MAFTY is closest to Ervin participants 94MCS at 4 steps and 252D4 at 6 steps. MAFTY is clearly in the genetic mainstream of the clan.

UYXFD Irwin Ireland

William Irwin (born Irvine),

1690 - 1763

William Irvine changed his name to Irwin when he emigrated to North America.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

On 37 markers, UYXFD is just 2 steps away from E2DB8, E5S7S, 2MEVN, UWDNJ and J4XAD.

QCFSX Irwin Lancaster Cty.,

Pennsylvania,

United States

Samuel Irwin,

born 1736

Samuel Irwin was born in Pennsylvania, and was almost certainly of Scots-Irish descent.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain, and the closest matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database on all levels fall predominantly in the British Isles. This haplotype is most likely native British in origin.

On 67 markers, QCFSX is just 1 step away from 694VT and UYXFD, and similarly close to many others. This participant clearly belongs to the Irwin/Irving genetic mainstream.

7GSKH Irvine Dumfries,

Scotland

John Irvine,

1811 -1849

John Irvine was born in Dumfries, but emigrated to Canada before 1840 and settled in Saint John, New Brunswick. His brother Hugh also emigrated, and both men became ship builders. John died of cholera in 1849, and was buried in Quebec City.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

On 37 markers, 7GSKH is just 1 step distant from 6HQTF, E2DB8, E5S7S, 694VT and J4XAD - and very close to numerous others. This participant clearly belongs to the main line of the Scottish Irvines.

252D4 Ervin Dublin,

Ireland

Charles Irvine,

1784 - 1848

Charles Irvine was born in Dublin, Ireland, but no other genealogical info is available at this time.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, 252D4 is 2 steps distant from UWDNJ, and 4 steps distant from UYXFD, E2DB8, E5S7S, RAS2 and J4XAD.

694VT Irwin Virginia,

United States

(and probably Scotland before that)

John Irwin,

ca. 1765

John Irwin moved from Virginia to Jefferson County, Georgia in the late 18th century. His son was Thomas Irwin (1806 - 1852), his grandson was Richard Peel Irwin (1841 - 1908) and his great-grandson was John Daniel Irwin (1877 - 1939).

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 67 markers, 694VT is just 1 step distant from 5BY5F, E2DB8 and two others (4AKDG and QCFSX) not yet included in this data set. It is also just 2 steps distant from PSU2X, D3MSG, 94MCS and UYXFD. All of these are Irvines, Irwins or Irvings.

RJ7VX Erwin British Isles

William Lon Erwin,

born 1886

No additional genealogical info is currently available from this participant, who also belongs to the Clan Irwin Project.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, RJ7VX is an exact match for 4AKDG, 75VGS, FNERN, J4XAD, 694VT, E2DB8 and E5S7S - and is similarly close to many others in this data set. This participant clearly stands at the genetic center of the clan.

6HQTF Irwin British Isles

Geoff Irwin,

born 20th century

No other info is currently available about this entry.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, 6HQTF is an exact match with E2DB8, E5S7S, 694VT and J4XAD, and 1 step distant from 5BY5F, Y6D3Y, 7GSKH and 2MEVN.

E2DB8 Irvine Lynchburg,

Virginia,

United States

Samuel Irvine,

lived ca. 1800

Samuel Irvine married Anne Fitzhugh Rose in 1794, and fathered a son named John. The Irvines settled in Amherst and Bedford Counties of Virginia, and reputedly had cousins in Pennsylvania. The participant is quite certain the family was originally from Ulster.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, E2DB8 is an exact match with E5S7S, 6HQTF, 694VT and J4XAD, and 1 step distant from 2MEVN, Y6D3Y, 7GSKH and 5BY5F.

E5S7S Irwin Aughnacloy,

County Tyrone,

Northern Ireland

Richard Irwin,

1720 - 1772

Either Richard Irwin or his forebears reputedly came from Scotland.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, E5S7S is an exact match with E2DB8, 6HQTF, 694VT and J4XAD, and 1 step distant from 5BY5F, Y6D3Y, 7GSKH and 2MEVN.

J4XAD Irvin Pennsylvania,

United States

Henry F. Irwin,

born 1814

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, J4XAD is an exact match with E2DB8, 6HQTF, 694VT and E5S7S, and 1 step distant from 5BY5F, Y6D3Y, 7GSKH and 2MEVN.

75VGS Irwin Loughgall,

Armagh,

Northern Ireland

Edward Irwin,

1795 - 1878

Edward's father was also named Edward, and he had a brother named James.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, 76VGS is an exact match with 694VT and E5S7S, 1 step distant from Y6D3Y, 2MEVN and 5BYSF, and is similarly close to many other Irwins, Irvines and Irvings in both this group and the Irwin and Irvine projects.

FNERN Irvin Augustus County,

Virginia,

United States

John Irvin,

1810 - 1858

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, FNERN is an exact match with J4KAD, 2 steps distant from UP2NC, and is similarly close to many other Irwins, Irvines and Irvings.

4AKDG Irvine Gleno,

Antrim,

Northern Ireland

David Irvine,

1721 - 1804

David Irvine may have been the son of William Irvine (born ca. 1698 in Gleno, Antrim) and Anne Craig. He emigrated to America, and married Jane Kyle in Bedford County, Virginia in 1754. He died in Madison County, Kentucky in 1804.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, 4AKDG is 1 step distant from 7GSKH. Out of 67 markers, 4AKDG is only 2 steps distant from E2DB8. This individual is clearly within the genetic mainstream of the clan.

R6AS2 Irving Bonshaw,

Dumfriesshire,

Scotland

William Irving,

died 1506

William Irving evidently belonged to the Bonshaw line.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, R6AS2 is 2 steps distant from UWDNJ, E2DB8, E5S7S, 694VT and J4XAD. These are his closest matches, but there are several others - including a 32/37 match with fellow Bonshaw Irving GRPBN, which is in the realm of "possible relatedness".

8TA22 Irving Scotland Joseph Irving,

born 1814

Joseph Irving was born in Scotland, but emigrated to New York, where he worked as a cooper. He married a woman named Gertrude and appeared in the U.S. census circa 1860. This line apparently emigrated later on to Australia.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, 8TA22 is 1 step distant from FNERN, 694VT, 4AKDG, 75VGS, E2DB8, E5S7S, R6AS2 and J4XAD, and 2 steps distant from numerous others. This Irving clearly belongs to the genetic mainstream of the clan.

YTMZ7 Erwin

Ballymena,

Antrim,

Northern Ireland

John Erwin, 1860 - 1954

John Erwin was of Scottish descent, but lived all his life in Ballymena. He married Jane Rainey (1866 - 1950), and they had 13 children. Of those who survived to adulthood, one remained in Ireland (George Erwin), one emigrated to Scotland, two to Ontario, Canada (Thomas Alexander Erwin and Joseph Erwin), and another seven to the United States.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 25 markers, YTMZ7 is an exact match with Y6D3Y, and just 1 step distant from XZ7T3, UWDNJ, UYXFD, E5S7S, 252D4, 6HQTF, E2DB8, J4XAD, R6AS2, 694VT and 2MEVN. This participant falls squarely in the genetic mainstream of Irvine/Irving clan.

Y6D3Y Irwin

Dublin,

Ireland

Alexander Erwin,

died 1744

Alexander Erwin's date of death was taken from a probate document filed in Ireland.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, Y6D3Y is 1 step distant from E2DB8, E5S7S, 694VT and J4XAD, and 2 steps distant from 5BY5F and 2MEVN.

94MCS Ervin Lancaster,

Pennsylvania,

United States

James Ervin, 1750 - 1810

This participant believes his Ervins came to America from Ulster, and hail originally from Scotland. He also believes that Irving was the "root spelling" of the clan name after the 13th century.

More info about the Irvings and Irvines from a website prepared by the participant's cousin.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. Exact matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database fall in Iceland, Portugal, Scotland, the Isle of Man, England, France and Spain. That is a fairly typical AMH match pattern, suggesting a Celtic or Iberian origin.

Out of 37 markers, 94MCS is 2 steps distant from WKXXJ, J4XAD, E2DB8 and E5S7S.

WKXXJ Irvine Minto,

near Hawick,

The Borders,

Scotland

William Irvine, 1784 - 1861

William belonged to the Irvines of Minto.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

This haplotype is a 25/25 match with 94MCS, a 24/25 match with CFQMM, a 22/25 match with XUYQV, a 32/37 match with YZQP7, a 33/37 match with PSU2X, a 34/37 match with 79AYA and EHKTM, and a 35/37 match with E2DB8.

Z33VT Irwin Armstrong County,

Pennsylvania,

United States

Eugene M. Irwin,

born 1856

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, Z33VT is 2 steps distant from J4XAD, E2DB8 and E5S7S.

5BY5F Irwin Ireland Robert Irwin,

1823 - 1897

Robert Irwin was born in Ireland, but died in Ontario, Canada.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, 5BY5F is 1 step distant from E2DB8, E5S7S and J4XAD, and 2 steps distant from Y6D3Y and 2MEVN.

UP2NC Irvin North Carolina,

United States

Zachariah Mitchell Irvin,

1827 - 1899

Zachariah Irvin was listed as living with his mother Delila Irvin in Rutherford County, Tennessee in the 1850 census.

Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype Is 1 Step Off WAMH

This is the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

Out of 37 markers, UP2NC is 2 steps distant from E2DB8, E5S7S and J4XAD.

KB57N Irwin Scotland John Irwin,

born 20th century

(This is a new participant who joined from the Genographic Project. We have solicited genealogical info, but have not yet received any.)

1 Step Off The Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the most common clan haplotype by a DYS389ii value of 30 rather than 29. European matches in YHRD fall in Holland, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Portugal. Closest match in the FTDNA Haplogroup database falls in Ireland, while 1 step mutations fall throughout the British Isles, Iberia, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and Germany. The haplotype appears to have a general Western European origin and cannot be tied to one place.

This haplotype is an 11/12 match with nine of the Irvine/Irving haplotypes gathered so far.

RKZMA Irwin Scotland John T. Irwin,

born 20th century

This participant states that the Irwins came from two areas - Lanarkshire, Scotland and Antrim, Northern Ireland. He has not provided any additional information thus far.

1 Step Off The Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the most common clan haplotype by a DYS426 value of 13 rather than 12. European matches in YHRD are identical to those for WAMH and fall all across Western Europe. Exact 12 marker matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database are similarly widespread, but the largest number fall in the British Isles.

At 25 markers, RKZMA is 2 steps distant from Z33VT, UYXFD, J4XAD, GE9PK, FNERN, 4AKDG and many others in this data set with surnames such as Irwin, Irvin, Irvine, Erwin and Irving. He has even closer matches in the Irwin Surname Project. This participant is clearly within the genetic mainstream of the clan.

EEDZ9 Irwin British Isles William Arthur Irwin,

born 1814

The participant has no other information about this ancestor, but his antecedents almost certainly came from the British Isles - possibly Ulster.

2 Steps Step Off WAMH

This is close to the modal haplotype of our Irvine/Irving sample, and differs from the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype only in its DYS385a,b values of 11,15 and an unusual value of 13 on DYS388. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. It is also common in United States samples. It could feasibly be either Celtic or Anglo-Saxon.

EEDZ9 is squarely within the genetic mainstream of most Irvines, Irvings and Irwins. At 37 markers, his closest matches are with Irwin participants 75VGS, 7E8PH, 694VT and E5S7S at a distance of 2 steps.

ZFUT9 Erwin Ireland William Erwin,

1757 - 1791

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

2 Steps Off The Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs at DYS426, where it has a value of 13 instead of 12, and at DYS389i, where it has a value 12 rather than 13. Neither of these markers is a fast mutator, but the difference is not great enough to rule out descent from the genetic mainstream of the clan. Top match frequencies in YHRD fall in Italy, Northern Germany, the Netherlands, the Rhineland and Switzerland. This could easily suggest either a Celtic, a Flemish or an Anglo-Saxon origin.

The closest match for ZFUT9 so far is an 11/12 with Bonshaw Irving GRPBN.

ECK8Y Irwin Westmoreland County,

Pennsylvania,

United States

Edward Irwin,

1760 - 1845

Edward Irwin lived most of his life in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

3 Step Variation of Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

The basic 12 marker haplotype for this individual differs from the clan modal signature by a DYS389i value of 14, which shifts the DYS389i,ii pair values from 13,29 to 14,30, a DYS426 value of 13, and - most unusually - a DYS392 value of 12. Matches in YHRD fall in Argentina, Syria and Tuscany. The DYS392 is most likely a freak mutation, and the geographical range of the haplotype is consistent with an Iberian or Central European Celtic origin in any case.

Out of 37 markers, ECK8Y is 4 steps distant from J4XAD, R6AS2, E2DB8 and E5S7S. Hence, there is a good chance that this individual belongs to the genetic mainstream of the clan.

SFS38 Ervin Ireland Robert Irwin,

1797 - 1878

Robert Irwin, Sr. migrated from Ireland to Philadelphia, where he is buried in Fernwood Cemetery, Delaware County, PA. His son Robert was born in Ireland in 1847 and died in the U.S. in 1896. He is buried alongside his father. Robert, Jr.'s surname was listed as Irvin in 1880, but was later changed to Ervin.

1 Step Off The Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from WAMH by a DYS385a value of 12 instead of the modal 11. Its top match frequencies in YHRD fall among Basques and Hispanic Americans, and in the Netherlands, Norway and Central Italy. With that eclectic spread, it could arguably have originated among the prehistoric Iberians, Central European Celts, Anglo-Saxons, the Flemish or the Vikings.

SFS38 is a 12/12 match with G3FNP, 7MJ6C and G9HFB.

G3FNR Ervin British Isles

Alexander B. Ervin,

1811 - 1880

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

1 Step Off The Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from WAMH by a DYS385a value of 12 instead of the modal 11. Its top match frequencies in YHRD fall among Basques and Hispanic Americans, and in the Netherlands, Norway and Central Italy. With that eclectic spread, it could arguably have originated among the prehistoric Iberians, Central European Celts, Anglo-Saxons, the Flemish or the Vikings.

At 37 markers, G3FNR is 2 steps from C9E3M, and 3 steps from 7MJ6C and G9HFB. All four are also probably related to SFS38 and constitute an Irish lineage.

7MJ6C Irwin County Cavan,

Ireland

John Irwin,

born ca. 1755

John's sons include Robert, born circa 1780, and John, born in 1789. Robert's son John was born in County Cavan in 1809 and died in Ontario in 1879.

1 Step Off The Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from WAMH by a DYS385a value of 12 instead of the modal 11. Its top match frequencies in YHRD fall among Basques and Hispanic Americans, and in the Netherlands, Norway and Central Italy. With that eclectic spread, it could arguably have originated among the prehistoric Iberians, Central European Celts, Anglo-Saxons, the Flemish or the Vikings.

At 37 markers, 7MJ6C is 2 steps from G9HFB, and 3 steps from G3FNR and G9HFB. All four are also probably related to SFS38 and constitute an Irish lineage.

G9HFB Ervin Ireland

Robert Irwin,

1797 - 1878

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

1 Step Off The Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from WAMH by a DYS385a value of 12 instead of the modal 11. Its top match frequencies in YHRD fall among Basques and Hispanic Americans, and in the Netherlands, Norway and Central Italy. With that eclectic spread, it could arguably have originated among the prehistoric Iberians, Central European Celts, Anglo-Saxons, the Flemish or the Vikings.

At 37 markers, G9HFB is 2 steps from 7MJ6C, and 3 steps from G3FNR.

JGWFZ Irwin Knarsdale,

Northumberland,

England

William Irwin,

1745 - 1820

William Irwin was born in Knarsdale, but died in Blanchland, Northumberland. One William Irwin, born in Knarsdale in 1773, may have been his son - but another William Irwin, born in Blanchland in 1801 and died in Hexham in 1860, seems a more likely candidate. This Irwin lineage is atypical genetically for the clan, and the participant believes it descended patrilineally from a Bell. Bells and Irwins were neighbors in Dumfriesshire between the 13th and 17th centuries.

1 Step Off The Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from WAMH by a DYS385a value of 12 instead of the modal 11. Its top match frequencies in YHRD fall among Basques and Hispanic Americans, and in the Netherlands, Norway and Central Italy. Its top matches in the FTDNA haplogroup database are extremely widespread across Western Europe. This haplotype could theoretically have come from anywhere in that vicinity.

At 37 markers, 266144 is 3 steps distant from G9HFB and 7MJ6C, and 2 steps distant from G3FNR. SFS38 is an exact match at 12 markers.

B3TD8 Arwine New Jersey,

United States

Abram Arwine, b. 1794

This entry was taken from Ysearch, and does not belong to an official participant of the Border Reivers DNA Project. However, "Irwin" was listed as a variant surname in theYsearch record, the haplotype resembles those of other Irvine/Irving entries, and New Jersey did have Scots-Irish settlements. Hence, we have included it here.

1 Step Off The Irvine/Irving Modal Haplotype

This haplotype differs from the most common clan haplotype by a DYS385a value of 12 rather than 11. Highest European match frequencies in YHRD fall in Denmark, Switzerland, Saxony, the Netherlands and England. There are a few lower frequency matches in Iberia and Italy, but the locus of this haplotype seems largely Teutonic. An Anglo-Saxon or Danish origin is entirely plausible.

Out of 25 markers, B3TD8 is 2 steps distant from CFQMM. That is the closest match in this data set, but certain tell-tale marker values (e.g., the DYS448/449 values of 20,30) suggest an definite affinity with the genetic mainstream of the Irvines, Irvings and Irwins.

RS7T5 Erwin United States Joseph Erwin,

born 1795

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Maverick R1b Irvine/Irving Haplotype

The highest match frequencies in YHRD for this haplotype fall among samples in Greece, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, the Rhineland and Poland. This peculiar combination of the Iberian, the Mediterranean and the circum-Baltic appears often among R1b haplotypes with DYS19 values of 15. This hints of some rather exotic possible origins - or it could be just a coincidence. It could have come to Britain with the Romans or a Germanic group, but is most likely of native or prehistoric Iberian origin.

This haplotype is not a close match with any other entry in our Irvine/Irving data set.

ZBDKN Ervin

Ross,

Greene County,

United States

Moses Ervin,

1823 - 1870

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Ervin With "Swedish" R1b Haplotype

This haplotype is 5 steps distant from the basic 12 marker Irvine/Irving modal signature. Its only European matches in YHRD fall in Sweden, which suggests an origin among the Vikings or the Danes.

This haplotype is not a close match with any other entry in our Irvine/Irving data set.

ESVN6 Erwin United States

John Erwin, 1762 - 1846

(Genealogical information is confined to what was available in the Ysearch, as this is not an official participant.)

Iberian/Celtic Irvine/Irving Haplotype

The highest match frequencies in YHRD for this haplotype fall among Hispanic Americans, and in Northern Italy, Switzerland and Spain - with several matches in Baltic countries such as Latvia and Lithuania. This is an interesting combination of geographies that could suggest either the migration of Eastern Germanic tribes to Iberia or the diaspora of Spanish Sephardim to Eastern Europe - but neither of these scenarios is likely to be relevant to this Erwin entry. We suspect the haplotype is of Iberian or Central European Celtic origin, and may have been present in Britain since pre-Roman times.

This haplotype is not a close match with any other entry in our Irvine/Irving data set.

C9E3M Irving New Haven,

Indiana,

United States

Floyd Irving,

born ca.1828

Floyd was born in New Haven, Indiana. His descendants believe that his ancestry was originally either English or Scottish.

Unusual R1b For Irvine/Irving Clan

This haplotype differs from the most common signature for the clan by at least 3 steps on the basic 12 markers. The top matches in YHRD fall in the Netherlands, Germany and Northern Italy. Exact matches in the FTDNA Haplogroup database are widespread across Western and Northern Europe. This haplotype is common enough to have originated anywhere in these regions.

C9E3M does not have a haplotype typical of the clan, although it may be related to 7MJ6C, G3FNP and G9HFB. At 37 markers, the closest match among these is G3FNP at a distance of 2 steps.

HYZAW Irwin Ireland

Christopher Irwin,

born 1823

Christopher Irwin emigrated from Ireland to America, and settled in Poweshiek County, Iowa. His parents were Thomas Irwin and Mary Reilly, and he fathered two sons, James and Charles.

WAMH Variation With A DYS393 Value Of 14

This haplotype differs from WAMH by a single step on the DYS393 marker. The top European frequencies in YHRD fall in Central Greece, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, England and Portugal. There are also many high frequency matches among Hispanic Americans. This haplotype was most likely common among the prehistoric Iberians and European Celts, but it could have been common among the Anglo-Saxons as well.

HYZAW closest match is a 32/37 match with 5BY5F.

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