Re: Micheal of Acadia DNA
Had a bit of time on my hands so for curiosities sake
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I ran your 12 markers against all other perfect 12 markers in the Y base:
here are the hits:
Ireland:**note these are primarily Northern Irish names
O Shields: Ireland
Carey (this is an Irish name)
Goff and Gough
Thompson (this is Welsh)
Wallis (this is Scots)
And you have a handful of German hits.....
The ancient migration of these Celts was over into southern England...from mainland Germany Belgium regions..up the coast to Scotland.....
over to Western Scotland and over to Ireland
They dead end at Ulster......and form a deep DNA cluster
This DNA profile at 12 markers is primarily associate with northern Ireland: over to Scotland......and some residue in England...
and some cross channel traffic to Wales over time.
The Acadian Modal Value DNA profile is a 23@ 390
Germanic Visigothic profile
consistent with the history of the ancient tribes of
There is a better than average chance your man is of Irish or Scots decent...
as the names you hit with are Ulster and Ayrshire Scotland names
Its very unlikely De Forest is of ancient French origin:
possibly recent (as in 1600s)...
Its not the locus of this DNA profile