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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Time Line of Henwood in British Isles and World Population

Over 2,000 years ago in about 100 BCE, explorers and traders
from the Mediterraniean world wrote down the names of the people of these
NW islands as PRITANI - BRITANNI was how Romans pronounced it.
People in what is now the county of Hampshire were of the tribe of
ATREBATES.  This was in the late iron age.   They had connections with what is now, northern France.

Originally, the Atrebates were a powerful tribe from northern Gaul.
We think of Gaul as France, but  to the Romans, it
 included present France, Belgium, Luxemburg and parts of the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany on the west bank of the Rhine, and the Po Valley, in present Italy.
                               
Neanderthal Male
Neanderthals went extinct about 40,000 years ago.
  Neanderthals and modern humans share 99.7% of their DNA  and are hence closely related.  Once, Great Britain was connected to Europe.  
In Swanscombe, England (400,000 years ago): Between 1933 and 1955, amateur archaeologists discovered three separate pieces of the same female skull at a gravel quarry in Swanscombe. The skull is thought to be that of an early Neanderthal (although the skull’s age and species status have been questioned.) Less than an hour east of London, the Swanscombe site is now a historical park.  SW England held the oldest modern man, about 41,000
years old today.  It was in Kent's Cavern.  

Date                Population  in British Isles          Population in World (About)
                                                                       
9,000 BCE.(7,000 years ago)..     1,200              1,000,000-10,000,000   farming                                                                                                                      introduced, more born

8,000 BCE                                                            4,000,000,000 global agriculture


5,000 BCE      5,500                                           5,000,000 -20,000,000

4,000 BCE Moses was born in Egypt                                  

2,000 BCE      250,000 England                        27,000,000 (27 million)              
                         50,000 Irish                                                              Stonehenge

500 BCE  Hill forts held a few houses and were cult centers or places for seasonal gatherings.
              Some hill forts were packed wit roundhouses as in Hampshire (Danebury) and had a population of about 200.  They had underground grain silos or storage pits, dug into the ground, capped with clay and capable of holding one or 2 tons of grain apiece.  Thus they could feed themselves.   

 37-0 BCE-CE  Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Judah   200,000,000

17 CE  "Medstead of Hampshire, England,  has a known history going back 3000 years . The name has been spelled  in many different ways including: Maedstede, Maydstede, Meadstead, Meadsted, Medestede, Medstead, Medsted, Medsteid, Medstyd, Meydsted, Meydstede, Midstead and Midsted.  'Mid-Stead' or half way place - in feudal days, the village was on a road from Farnham to Winchester, often travelled by the King and Bishop.
The other popularly held belief is that 'Maedstede' was Saxon for 'the place in the clearing'.
250 CE    3,500,000
500 CE            Roman Empire fell                  180,000,000
1066 CE William I      Norman King                                    
                                         
1300-1400 CE   smaller than France              170,000,000  population fell, plagues in world
and Italy
1466-1503 Elizabeth of York, mother of Henry VIIII      
                                                                                 
1538-159 CE John  and Ann Henwood in Medstead, Hampshire, England
1540 CE          
Henry VIII King of England, Wales and Ireland


1600 CE                                                         560,000,000


1800 CE                                                     945,000,000  from migration, agriculture, industry
1801      1st English census
1804                                                                   1 billion world population 
1819-1861 Queen Victoria-Prince Albert        
                                                                                 
Born February 11, 1827 Henry Henwood and Sarah Cooper Henwood; married in  Hantz, Basingstoke, Hampshire,  Hartley Wintney, England                 
                                             
Born February 6, 1897   Charles Ernest Henwood and Queenie Dorothy Disney Henwood; Charles was born in Winchfield, Hartley Wintney Row, County of Hampshire, England.

1900 CE                                                      1,650,000,000,000
1927 CE                                                       2 billion humans
1960 CE                                                       3 billion humans
1974 CE                                                       4 billion humans
1987 CE                                                       5 billion humans UN -Matej Gaspar of Zagreb born
1999 CE                                                       6.billion humans
2000 CE                                                       6,000,000,000,000  medicine ,cities, industry
2011 CE    England    53,012,456                7 billion humans
                  Scotland     5,295,000
                  Wales         3,063,456
    Northern Ireland      1,810,863
    UK Total:               63,181,775

2017 CE   England     65,493,313                7,500,000,000 world population today.
2024 CE                                                       8 billion humans projected 
2042 CE                                                       9 billion humans projected

David Hume (1752) and Robert Wallace (1761) asked, "Was the growth of industry, urbanization and restructuring of social classes a good thing or not?  Was modernization a blessing or a curse?

Thomas Robert Malthus of Cambridge (1798) replied, "I think I may fairly make two postulata.
1. First, that food is  necessary to the existence of man.
2. Secondly, that the passion between the sexes is necessary, and will remain nearly in its present state.
I say, that the power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.
Population, when unchecked, increases in geometric ratio.
Subsistence increases only in an arithmetical ratio.

He thought that an increase in food supply caused more people and more poverty.  He believed in abstinence but didn't want contraception.  He married at 39.
Poverty was caused by their own fault for not trying harder and welfare only kept the misery they suffered going.  He thought more suffering would encourage people to practice self discipline.

Obviously his theory was not accepted by anyone.  What really happened?
 As the death rate dropped in Britain which was developing economically, the fertility rate declined within a generation or two.  In modern societies, people had fewer children.

Over 2,000 years ago, prosperous Romans adopted the same small family family structure.  Pliny in 23-79 CE then wrote:  "In our time people hold that an only son is already a heavy burden and that it is advantageous not to be overburdened with posterity.  There was Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger.  He must have been a handful.

I have been able to go back 14 generations to John Henwood b: 1538 d: 1591 at age 53 and wife Anne who had 7 children in Medstead, Hampshire, England.  Manor of Medstead was bought by Sir Richard Lyster in 1530.

 Today, Medstead is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 4.3 miles (6.9 km) west-southwest of Alton. The village has a population of around 2,000 and adjoins the village of Four Marks. At over 700 feet above sea level, they are some of the highest villages in Hampshire. The village also has its own restored railway station on the Watercress Line, services from which connect with the nearest national rail station 4.3 miles (6.9 km) to the northeast, at Alton.

 The origins of the ecclesiastical parish of Medstead can be traced back to the Saxon period and the granting of the Liberty of Alresford which covered the present-day ecclesiastical parishes of New Alresford, Old Alresford and Medstead. The Domesday Book of 1086 confirms the establishment of the Liberty's Mother Church, St. Mary the Virgin, Old Alresford. (Domesday Book is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror. Wikipedia)  In the Liberty of Alresford, St. Mary the Virgin had been established as the Mother Church at Old Alresford with chapelries of St. John the Baptist at New Alresford and St. Andrew at Medstead


PROJECTION in 33 years in 2050:

2050 CE...20% of population 12 million people)  will be over age 70  (born 1950-1979 or before)
                                            8 million will be between age 60-70.   (born 1980-1990)
2100 CE...                                                                   11.2 billion world population
                                                                     
Our male Henwood has been DNA tested and carried R1 b1a2 or now called R-M269.  It is the
Western Atlantic Model Haplotype.  A Jewish man was tested and also carries R-M269. 

 "Haplogroup R-M269, also known as R1b1a1a2, is a sub-clade of human Y-chromosome haplogroup R1b. It is of particular interest for the genetic history of Western Europe. It is defined by the presence of SNP marker M269. R-M269 has been the subject of intensive research; it was previously also known as R1b1a2 (2003 to 2005), R1b1c (2005 to 2008), and R1b1b2 (2008 to 2011)[3]
R-M269 is the most common European haplogroup, greatly increasing in frequency on an east to west gradient (its prevalence in Poland estimated at 22.7%, compared to Wales at 92.3%). It is carried by approximately 110 million European men (2010 estimate).[4] The age of the mutation M269 is estimated at roughly 4,000 to 10,000 years ago, making it likely that the haplogroup originates in the European Neolithic, and its sub-clades can be used to trace the migrations associated with the Neolithic expansion."
"The larger Haplogroup R1b (Y-DNA) is dominant in Western Europe, not only Britain and Ireland. While it was once seen as a lineage connecting the British Isles to Iberia (where it is also common), opinions concerning its origins have changed. It is now known R1b and R1a entered Europe with Indo-European migrants likely originating around the Black Sea."
The Mt haplotype (47% of Europe, 44.7% England, 44.1% in Ireland and Scotland; 59.8% in Wales) handed down from mother to son and daughter most common in Europe is ", originating in France.  
  • Haplogroup H (mtDNA) Helena (Sykes), Helina (Oppenheimer). Almost half of Europe carries this.  
  • Sykes found that the maternal clan (haplogroup) pattern was similar throughout England but with a definite trend from east and north to the south and west. The minor clans are mainly found in the east of England. Sykes found Haplogroup H to be dominant in Ireland and Wales. A few differences were found between North, Mid and South Wales. There was a closer link between North and Mid Wales than either had with the South.
    Sykes found that 10% of the Irish population were in Haplogroup U5 called Ursula. He calculated a date of 7,300 BC for the entry of this lineage into Ireland. Similar dates were proposed for the other mitochondrial haplogroups, implying that mitochondrial lines in Ireland are far older there than the arrival of Iron Age Celts. Little difference was found between the maternal clans in the four provinces.

  • Resource: The Tribes of Britain by David Miles, p. 31-35
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-top-five-human-evolution-discoveries-from-england-6792571/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demography_of_the_United_Kingdom
https://www.census.gov/population/international/data/worldpop/table_history.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal
http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/KingsQueensofBritain/
http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/uk-population/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_population
http://www.medstead.org/history.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_R-M269
What haplogroup We Be?  http://jewishfactsfromportland.blogspot.com/2010/01/what-haplogroup-we-be.html
http://www.eupedia.com/europe/european_mtdna_haplogroups_frequency.shtml




Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hampshire and the First Henwood, A Saxon; History and Ydna

Nadene Goldfoot                                            
There are about 8,546 people in the world bearing Henwood as a surname.  They are living in England, the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia 

Could it be that the first Henwood was Hengist, a Saxon?  Saxons came from Saxony in NW Germany who had settled in southern England where I found Henwood ancestors in Hampshire.  The tribe of the ATREBATES had lived in Hampshire.  "This was a British Celtic tribe occupying modern Berkshire and Hampshire, along with areas of West Sussex, western Surrey, and north-east Wiltshire." "Closely related to the north-western Gaulish tribe of Atrebates, they were at their most powerful in the first and second centuries BC. The name Atrebates means 'settlers' or 'inhabitants.'"
                                                                               
The Saxons' entrance happened in or just after 410 AD.  What had happened was was a leader of the British at that time, Vortigern,  invited the Saxon Hengist to protect him against some Picts of Scotland who were attacking him. "Hengist (or Hengest) and Horsa (or Hors) are figures of Anglo-Saxon history, which records the two as the Germanic brothers who led the AngleSaxonFrisian, and Jutish armies that conquered the first territories of Britain in the 5th century. Tradition lists Hengist (through his son, whose name varies by source) as the founder of the Kingdom of Kent.  The shingle beaches of Kent have yielded to the keels of Saxon warships.  

Vortigern was a treacherous tribal chieftain.  After the death of the rightful king, Constantine, Vortigern  needed to protect himself against a coming war, so had recruited this outside help.  He sighted the 3 ships in the Channel that were manned by the Saxon leader, Hengist who had been sent to seek settlements of their own.  Their homeland was no longer able to support them.  This happened at least once every 7 years.  They were promised land on which to settle for their military support and they would in return also get part of Lincolnshire, but then Vortigern wanted Hengist's daughter, Rowena in marriage.  In return he would give Hengist the earldom of Kent.  The Earl of Kent of course was not happy to hear about this! 

 The Britons were so angry when they heard about this offer that they made Vortimer, Vortigern's son from his 1st wife,  their king and expelled the Saxons from the shores.  Rowena was so angry that she ordered Vortimer to be poisoned and Vortigern is made king once more.  Hengist calls together many British earls and barons under Vortigern's patronage to  plan a peaceful blending into their societies  of his Saxons in Britain. 

 Everyone came unarmed.  Hengist  was treacherous and had his men carry a long knife hidden in their clothing.  At his signal,  the Saxons pulled out their knives and killed the Briton standing next to him.  Vortigern is banished by the Saxons to Wales and they took possession of England.   This is considered mythology and not accurate history of how the Saxons arrived and was completely transformed in later centuries.  .  

The monk, Gildas, was a recorder of history in about 540 with his "THE RUIN OF BRITAIN" and wrote, still showing hatred of Saxons, "To hold back the northern peoples, they introducted into the island the vile unspeakable Saxons, hated of God and man alike....of their own free will, they invited in under the same roof the enemy they feared worse than death."

Much later,  the West Saxons of Wessex , in a division of the southern part of Britain, divided southern
Britain into Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.

The Saxons were different from the "barbarians" who finally defeated the Roman Empire within Europe.  The Saxons came from well outside the frontiers of the Empire and had completely different customs and social organizations to emphasize kinship and loyalty to relatives.  Their Gods were Norse ones; Tiw, Woden, Thor, Freya and are remembered in our days of the week-Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.  They are also remembered in English place-names such as Tuesley in Surrey and Wednesbury in Staffordshire.

The Brits showed a strong resistance to the Saxons which culminated in the British victory around AD500  at Mons Badonicus where Geoffrey had King Arthur lead the Brits.  The Saxons moved north and were successful in taking land.Cornwall, where another branch of Henwood have been from, resisted the Saxons until the beginning of the 9th century, so it should be possible that the Henwood line was younger there than in southern England.

The language of English gets nothing from its Celtic roots but almost everything to its Germanic roots.  The Celtic language was replaced by English because the English Celts were simply wiped out or driven to the hills according to Bryan Sykes, researcher of DNA.
                                                                             
Saxons were then fighting against the Danes who had invaded and went on endlessly when King Aethelred ordered a massacre of all Danes in England in 1002.  It was an impossible task in those days but caused hysteria and violence.  The Danes living in Oxford, took refuge in a church which the citizens burned down, causing all the deaths.  The King of Denmark, Sweyn,  intervened at this attempted ethnic cleansing.   so then invaded England in 1013.  His son, Canute or Cnut, crushed the Saxon resistance in 1016 and became King of England!   He had to divide his time between Denmark and England.  Cnut died in 1035 and his son Harold took over for a few years until his death when his brother Harthacnut reined for 2 years before dying in 1042.  Then the Saxon king, Edward the Confessor, was king.  On October 14, 1066, King Harold's Saxon army were attacked by William, Duke of Normandy and his  heavy cavalry. This was the famous Norman Conquest.   Harold was killed by an arrow.  His men did not surrender but fought to the death and were all killed.  William had been given a claim to the English throne by Edward who had no children and had promised it to William.
                                                                                 
After the Norman Conquest of 1066, estates had insisted that men adopt surnames. 
 The reason given was so they could be told apart and that inheritance of land tenancies from father to son could be properly controlled.  By the end of the 13th century, the practice had spread throughout the land, and practically everyone in England had a forename and a surname.
                                                                             
"The surname Hen was first found in Sussex where the family held a family seat before the Norman Conquest of 1066.  The first Hen family lived in the parish of Heene, part of Worthing in the county of Sussex.  it could also be from HENRY.    "It's an English name, a habitational name from any of various places so named, as for example Henwood in Cornwall, in Linkinhorne parish, which is named from Old English henn ‘hen’, ‘wild bird’ + wudu ‘wood’, or Hen Wood in Wootton, Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire), which is named from Old English hiwan ‘religious community’ (genitive plural higna) + wudu.
Source: Dictionary of. " 13, Oxford University Press

                                                                           
The Ydna haplotype of our Henwood  whose grandfather was Charles Ernest Henwood of Hampshire is R1b1a2 or R=(M 269), now called L48.  It is the Western Atlantic Model Haplotype WAMH.  The farthest we have gone tracing the ancestor is  to John Henwood of 1538 in Medstead, Hampshire, England..


 Charles Ernest Henwood

1   Charles Ernest Henwood b: February 06, 1897 in Winchfield, Hartley Wintney Row, County of Hampshire, England
.. +Queenie Dorothy Disney b: December 25, 1899 in Hornchurch, Romford District,  Essex County,  England

Resource; Book:  Saxons, vikings, and Celts-the genetic roots of Britain and Ireland" by Bryan Sykes
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_conquest_of_England
https://www.houseofnames.com/hen-family-crest




Saturday, January 23, 2016

Origins By GedMatch: Eurogenes J Test

Nadene Goldfoot
Steve's paternal grandfather was a Henwood and his grandmother was a Disney.  Steve's mother is Ashkenazi Jewish with the maiden name of Goldfoot, so his DNA reflects this. Her father was Jewish and her mother had converted.   I used the same test I had for myself and my brother. His father's parents came from England for the past hundreds of years.  .   Here are the results.  I would have guessed that 50% of his DNA or more would have been from England.

1. His largest % shows almost 1/4 of his DNA comes from North Central Europe with 23.40% North Central Europe  which lies between Eastern and Western EuropeNorthern Europe is the northern part or region of Europe. Geographically, northern Europe consists of (from west to east): Iceland, the British IslesScandinaviaNorthern GermanyFinland, the Baltic States and Northwest Russia. . His maternal ggrandmother was from Sweden.  That would be north central Europe.  That's why we have a high % here.  Also, his maternal grandparents include Goldfoot who was from Lithuania and Russia.  
Central Europe brown on left with peninsula is United Kingdom and across from it is Netherlands, and green Germany, red Poland, then Belarus, North Sea is white

2. Atlantic States is 21.31%  USA along Atlantic seaboard -recent genes.  It comprises the British Isles (Great Britain and Ireland), Iceland,Belgium, the Netherlands, the central and northern regions of Portugal, northwestern and northern Spain (including theSouthern Basque Country), the southwestern and western portion of France (including Northern Basque Country), western Scandinavia, and northern Germany.

3. Western Mediterranean countries is 12.74%  , France, Italy, Spain, Algeria, Tunisia , and for our history, most likely it was Italy as Jews from Jerusalem went there.   We connect to the famous biblical commentator, RASHI, who was from Troyes, France.

4. Ashkenazi Jewish is 10.65%.  Jews live and lived in Israel (2.8 million), Germany (200,000), Russia (194,000-500,000_ and Poland (25,000).  Our history is from these areas in the Pale of Settlement.  .                                                                                           
                                             
maternal grandfather, Maurice Goldfoot b: 1908 Oregon

Great grandfather-Nathan Goldfoot b:1870  Lithuania
Ashkenazi Jew
5. Southern Baltic States is 9.66% These are  Baltic states  as they are near the Baltic Sea.  
Baltic states [Credit: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.]
Northeastern region of Europe containing the countries of EstoniaLatvia, and Lithuania, on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea. It also includes Finland, N. Scandinavia, Romania, Belarus, It could also come from Lithuania as it is most south and the Goldfoot/Goldfus lived in Lithuania at least back to the 1700s.  .  
6. Eastern Europe is 8.96%        Regions used for statistical processing purposes by the United Nations Statistics Division which classifies Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Turkey in Asia:
  Northern Europe  Scandinavia
  Western Europe  France, Germany, Austria, Czech, Poland, many Jews here
  Eastern Europe  Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, many Jews here
  Southern Europe  Spain, Italy, Bosnia, Serbia
His maternal great grandmother, Zlata Jermulowske, came from Lithuania and Poland with his ggrandfather  coming from Lithuania.  

7. Eastern Mediterranean is 6.88% with Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Syria, Liberia, Greece and Cyprus, and our origins would have been Israel. 

                              

8. Western Asian countries is 4.21% The term is sometimes used for the purposes of grouping countries in  statistics
West Asia
The total population of Western Asia is estimated at about 300 million as of 2015.  It overlaps with Middle East excluding Egypt.  As a geographic concept, "Western Asia" includes the Levant, Mesopotamia, the Arabian peninsulaAnatoliaIran,Armenian Highlands and South Caucasus. The Sinai Peninsula belongs to Western Asia.  Some records include "include the nations of Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Lebanon, Syria, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Iraq, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Oman, and Yemen as part of West Asia.  Our history would come from what they call the Levant which includes Israel.  
9. Middle Eastern countries is 1.99% with Israel being our origin, and could be from the Q also originating in Turkey.  At some time in history could also come from Persia, the home of Queen Esther (Iran today).  


10. Siberian heritage  is 0.16%  This comes from his maternal grandfather, Nathan Abraham Goldfoot's Ydna of Q1b1a with origins of Siberia thousands of years ago.  We were the perfect people to come to Lithuania as Q1b1a, right out of Siberia, Mongolia, parts of Turkey, and into the Pale of Settlement held by Russia.  Of course this trip took thousands of years and I think had to have deviated into Israel around Ur in Iraq.  The % is so small because this was where it all started on the Goldfoot side so very long ago.  
                                                                 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Henwood Facts, Origins and Famous R-M269 People

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                       Family Crest Image (JPG) Heritage Series - 300 DPI





 Familytreedna out of Houston, Texas,  has a group that is working on the surname of Henard and Henwood  that Steve Henwood belongs to.  So far there are just 6 members.  No other Henwood has been tested that matches Steve.  

 "This project's goal is to determine the origin and relationship of the Henard family. The surname and variants are found in France, Ireland, the UK, the USA, Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany. Many common spellings are Henard, Hennard, Hynard, Hinnert, Hinnaert, and Henwood. Several uncommon first names were used by the Henards of Eastern Tennessee, the Henwoods of Cornwall, and the Henwoods of the Canadian Maritimes. Elijah is one of the uncommon names and was used for several generations until the late 19th Century."

Steve's line came mainly from Hampshire, England as I can tell. He hasn't connected with any from Cornwall, which is a peninsula off of the island of England. 

This surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Henwood.' There is a tithing of this name in the parish HENWOOD  of Cumnor, Berkshire.  There is also a hamlet of HENWOOD in east Cornwall.  I've found lots of Henwoods on ancestry.com from Cornwall, England.  
The most Henwood have been found in the following places: 
South Africa1,552  people1: 34,795 Frequency 4,212
England1,5221: 35,4804,847
United States1,3841: 231,40922,662
Australia1,1071: 21,2882,798
Swaziland1,0191: 1,244142
Canada9131: 38,8034,869
New Zealand525

There are 8,546 people with this surname in the world.  It would be nice if some more came to be tested with FTDNA.  2,320 are in the UK where Steve's surname originated with his paternal grandfather, Charles Ernest Henwood,  who was from Winchfield, Hartley Wintney Row, County of Hampshire, England.  
                                                      
" Cornwall is a peninsula bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea,] to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar."

"Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, the former capital city of England."

There are 5 people listed that match Steve with dna starting with Hen.  2 different surnames do match with each other.  That gives the prefix of Hen some serious attention.  

Out of these 5, Steve's mother matched with 3 of them, so they could come from her family.  
Out of these same 3, Steve' mother's brother matched with 2 of the 3.  

A possible relative is "Family Crest Image (JPG) Heritage Series - 300 DPI Doug Henwood b: 1952, American journalist.

Steve's line of Y haplogroup is called R-M269. It's also called R1b1a2.   "The explosion of R-M269 descendants who (seemingly) went from zero to a solid majority in much of Western Europe over the last few thousand years is probably one of the most interesting events in recent European history. Not many would have entertained such a possibility until a few years ago, but truth is often stranger than fiction.


  • Nicholas II (1868-1918), last Russian Tsar had this 
  • haplogroup.  
  • Charles Darwin, relative Y-DNA

    Charles Darwin belonged to Haplogroup R1b, based on a sample from his great-great-grandson. (assuming paternity being as the family argues)

    John Adams and John Quincy Adams, descendant Y-DNA

    United States presidents John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams belonged to Y-DNA haplogroup R1b. (assuming paternity matches the reported genealogy).
  • Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan

    belonged to Y-DNA haplogroup R1b1.
  • Spencer Wells

    Spencer Wells, the project director of The Genographic Project, is a member of haplogroup R1b.
  • Tutankhamun, 18th Dynasty of Egypt, presumed ancient Y-STR

    Y-STR testing on some of the related male Mummies of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt (ca. 1550–1292 BC) predicted them to belong toR1b-M269 However the Y-chromosome of King Tut (ruled ca. 1332 BC) has never been published, and his DNA profile was reconstructed at Zurich-based DNA genealogy centre, iGENEA, based on some screencaps from a Discovery Channel documentary that may or may not belong to the Pharaoh
  • Y-STR extracted from a bloodstained shirt of Nicholas II of Russia (1868–1918) has been predicted as having an R1b haplotype.Testing of descendants of the greatgreatgrandfather Nicholas I of Russia (1796–1855) has confirmed the haplotype. 
  • Possible Y-DNA ancestor is Christian I of Denmark (1426-1481) from the influential Royal House of Oldenburg with many branches that rule or have ruled in Denmark, Russia, Greece, Norway, Schleswig, Holstein, Oldenburg and Sweden.
  • Update: from Mike Henard: "It seems like they used it to avoid detection during the Acadian Deportation in the mid 1750s. I actually remember seeing that name in Barcelona when I went years ago. It was on a billboard so it caught my attention. I still didn’t know much about my family beyond 1796 at that point. It made me look into the Moriscos as a possible origin of our family. I now know that the first Henard was a landowner near Paris in 1202. He was captured during one of the Crusades  so his name was recorded in a history of the area. 

    I have a very different DNA group from your son but one that is also found in Cornwall. I checked your son’s markers and he may be in the sub group R-Z12 downstream of R-M269. My group is R-DF85 and is found below R-M22. Some intensive tests are being run on my kit again because my most distant ancestor comes from an area known to be related to a Celtic tribe that lived in Cornwall, Brittany, and Scotland/Ireland. DNA testing is illegal in France and not everyone there is really interested in it. I still haven’t had a response to the message boards again but hopefully someone will happen to stop by and respond. I know it can take years on some of those boards.

    Mike Henard
Resource: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall
http://forebears.io/surnames/henwood
http://dienekes.blogspot.com/2014/02/recent-radiation-of-r-m269-males-in.html