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The Kilcoyne/Coyne Project now has 4 distinct Haplogroups:


E1b1b1 - A significant proportion of all Jewish male lines are made up of a wide variety of E1b1b1 (E-M35) sub-clades. 


I2b - The I2b lineage likely has its roots in northern France. Today it is found most frequently within Viking / Scandinavian populations in Northwest Europe and extends at low frequencies into Central and Eastern Europe.


J2 - This lineage originated in the northern portion of the Fertile Crescent where it later spread throughout central Asia, the Mediterranean, and south into India. As with other populations with Mediterranean ancestry this lineage is found within Jewish populations.


R1b1b1e - Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. Its branch R1b1c7 is primarily found in Northern Ireland, and contains the Niall Modal Haplotype.


Lineage 1:

K-003 & K-004 - This family has been “verified” via two different sons of Patrick Coyne, living c1830 in Ireland and is among the most common haplogroup found in NW Ireland.  



** A value "0" for any marker indicates that the lab reported a null value or no result for this marker.  All cases of this nature are retested multiple times by the lab to confirm their accuracy.  Mutation causing null values are infrequent, but are passed on to offspring just like other mutations, so related male lineages such as father and son would likely share any null values. 



The ultimate purpose of this page is to discuss our DNA results.

Participating in a Surname DNA Project provides:

  • A report on the participant's genetic DNA, which is very close (and sometimes identical) to the earliest known ancestor
  • A classification of the participant's "deep" ancestry, which gives insight into the prehistoric origins of your surname ancestors
  • A sense of camaraderie with all who participate in the Family Project, which is particularly strong for those who share a genetic ancestry
  • Stimulation to family research and sharing of information
  • A wider sense of identity and relationship, as we begin to realize how much we are a World Family.
  • A chance to compare your genetic ancestry with those of the Surname and the Variant Spellings
  • Locates the genetic matches that do not share your common surname

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