Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sir David Attenborough, E1b1b1, explains the Tree of Life.




"All Life is related....."

Are you related to Sir David Attenborough ?  Y-DNA Haplogroup E1b1b1-M35.

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The surname Attenborough derives from a small Nottinghamshire settlement, now absorbed into the suburbs of Nottingham. At the time of the 1881 census its bearers lived mainly nearby in the Trent Valley, with the greatest concentration in Nottingham. Two centuries earlier the hearth tax records show that all eight householders of that name lived within three miles of Attenborough.17 The father of the famous Attenborough brothers, actor Richard and broadcaster and naturalist David, was born in Nottinghamshire.18 The finding by King and Jobling that 87% of the Attenboroughs carried the haplogroup E1b1b1, a rare exotic in Britain, suggests a common ancestor.  How a haplogroup found most commonly in Africa found its way to Nottinghamshire before surnames developed we shall probably never know. African sailors and servants began to appear in Britain from about 1555, mainly in London and a few other cities. During the Medieval period there is almost no evidence that anyone in Britain had ever seen an African.    http://www.buildinghistory.org/distantpast/surnames.shtml


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