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Mcarthy and McCartney August 16, 2012 6:05 AM

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Hey I'm Deirdre McCarthy from Long Island,New York.Does anyone here know if there is a connection between the names McCarthy and McCartney.I think it would be really interesting to find out as I have a friend with this name.


Re: Mcarthy and McCartney January 25, 2013 9:26 AM

By : Nigel


Deidre,



Y-DNA analyisis suggests that some McCartneys and McCarthys share the same first millenium - if not later - common ancestry. Others are certainly independent of any McCarthys, but then the McCarthys themselves do not all share the same common ancestor within the past 2,000 years.  So why not have a male of each family take a Y-DNA test and see if you are related?  Go to http://www.familytreedna.com/public/McCarthySurnameStudy/default.aspx to find out more and click on the Join Request tab to participate and / or contact me if you have any questions.



 



 


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