http://mctiernan.com/dnatest.htm 10-19-2014

The MacTighernan DNA Test

McTernan / McTiernan / MacTiernan

The goal is to map all MacTighernans both genetically and geographically. With 94 tests completed and 3 TBR,  the DNA sampling in this test is random currently from 94 MacTighernans or surname variants from around the world that at the time of testing live in eleven countries on five continents with no correlation except the same surname and the same close proximity of origin in Cos Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon and Cavan. Like most Irish families, the deep time history of the MacTighernans is all but lost.

The DNA test is perhaps the only chance to begin to make any family connections as many of the MacTighernan families like a smaller scale of the larger Irish Diaspora have scattered to distant lands in the world and live there today. The spelling of the surname does not really matter as the historical spelling never seems to match the current spelling in many of the families so the Gaelic spelling of MacTighernan is used to cover all the variants of our surname including McKiernan. 

To date, almost all 94 tested MacTighernans that know their origins come from this small area in NW Ireland shown in green on the map on the left, 450 square miles more or less with the three exceptions, Gus, Michael (NJ) and Terry whose verbal family history states that their line is from Scotland and David (CN)'s verbal family history states that his family is from the Kilarney Lakes, Co Kerry area of Ireland. Based on the DNA study at this point in time it appears that the origins of most MacTighernans, 62 out of 94 are in Co Leitrim. Clay MacTarnaghan's family origin is in Co Antrim. The Google earth satellite image that marks the townland origin of each MacTighernan if known is at this site: http://mctiernan.com/McTmaps.htm

While Leitrim is one county, it is historically divided into North and South Leitrim with Lough Allen being the dividing line. In South Leitrim from the mid 1500s, the Irish Clan way of life was under serious threat. An increasingly powerful English administration was slowly but surely extending its influence and dominion. In a visit to Mohill in 1540, the Saxons destroyed the monastery and beheaded the guardian and several of the friars. By 1590, the English government forces were actively routing the local clans. All MacTighernans in the DNA test from Leitrim come from north Leitrim with the exceptions of Ed (NJ), [Scott (CO), Cathal, Sean-SF], Jim III and Charles whose family origins are in townlands in South Leitrim.

Philip O'Rorke, The O'Ruairc of Bréifne whose family were the past kings of Drumahaire in Co Leitrim has taken the DNA test. The O'Rorke DNA web site is  http://www.familytreedna.com/public/roark/. The O'Conor Don, Cathal Crovderg O'Conor, whose ancestors were the past high kings of all of Ireland has has also taken the DNA test. So far we do not genetically relate to either one. With the tests completed so far we 94 MacTighernans fall into 18 separate, distinct and unrelated genetic groups.

Genetic diversity equals age. The more diverse genetic make up of a population in a specific area, the older it is. In all the world, Africa has the most diverse genetic makeup. Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa has the most genetic diversity in all of Africa which is where the first humans gathered to exit to populate the rest of the world. Western Europe including Ireland has the least diverse genetic population of all areas on earth. So in Africa the population moved and in western Europe they did not, genetically speaking. The Genographic project sponsored by National geographic and IBM goes into this in great detail https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/index.html Use my kit number to see the display, FWRFL845CH

There is no way to know for certain what the total number is for distinct genetically separate MacTighernans on a worldwide basis. In 1659 only 4275 people lived in all of Co Leitrim of which MacTighernans were 38, 26 in north Leitrim and 12 in south Leitrim. 

The below is taken from the book the life and times of Sir Frederick Hamilton 1599--1647.  The Leitrim town of Manorhamilton is named after Sr Frederick, who is known for his habit of hanging a Catholic a day.

In or about 1620 several Leitrim locals were given lands in James I plantation effort. A Mulmory MacTernan is listed as a lesser grantee during James I Plantation effort in Leitrim. In 1641, Mulmory MacTernan, of Lisnanorrus, chief of the clan, was a resident justice of the peace for Co Leitrim.  Some years earlier he was the Co. Leitrim Sheriff.  As such he was the important man in the county also owning the neighboring townlands, Drumbrahade, Lisacoghil, Lisnanaw, Tullintowell and possibly Greaghnaglogh.  The 1847 Griffith's validation list possible descendents: Thomas in Lisnanorrus and James in Greaghnaglogh.  The 1901 and 1911 census list a Thomas, 1871--, and his wife Mary, 1873--,  in Lisnanorrus with two children, John Francis, 1897--, and Anne, 1902--. 

The undertakers were listed as receiving the divided lands of The O'Rourke. Mulmory MacTernan is listed as receiving 500 acres of O'Rourke land which was at the lower end of the scale. The expectation was for the grantee to keep the local natives in check.  The grants to lesser sub chiefs [like MacTernan] were to help crush the power of the O'Rourkes once and for all.  The king took a higher percentage of the confiscated land in Leitrim as opposed to other counties as the Leitrim natives needed more civilization than the midlands.  In February 1642, Hamilton sent a force of 80 horse and foot to relieve the protestants at Parke Castle. On their return to Sir Frederick's castle they were attack by a 1000 Irish rebels.  After a fierce battle the English won and killed 60 of the rebels.  Mulmory MacTernan was one of the 60 killed.

North Leitrim's largest town, Manorhamilton back in the mist of time was called "O'Rourke's little fields". Its recent name was given to one of the most dreaded local rulers, Sir Frederick Hamilton who came to Manorhamilton from Scotland and founded a castle in 1638. He was the grandson of James II,  Earl of Arran. It was said that Sir Frederick was used as an example if you were trying to make Cromwell look good. He was to use the gallows in Manorhamilton daily, to hang a Catholic. One of his last and many acts of destruction was the burning of Carr Castle, a stronghold of the O'Rourkes at Glencar in 1641.

Lord Hamilton had invited the local chiefs to dine at his castle with the intention of killing them while they ate. As the time approached for the servants to do the deed, the old Irish piper providing the music for the feast played the song, "Make your visits short and far between". Too busy eating to notice, the local chiefs were killed. Lord Hamilton and his castle fell in 1652 when attacked by the Royalist Clanricard and Owen Roe O'Neill. As per Lorcan O'Runai in his book "From Rosclougher to Rooskey": Lord Hamilton escaped from his castle hiding in a group of women released by Owen. It is said that he shed tears as he paused on horseback to take a last look at his castle in flames.

Most likely our early history falls under one of these three noted MacTighernans

Earlier in the 11th century two MacTighernan families were noted in Irish history as chiefs, Lord McTernan of Tullyhunco, Co Cavan and the McTernans of Co Fermanagh. Their lines may well be extent at this point in time. In recent history, at least since the famine years, most of the MacTighernans in Ireland are found in Co Sligo and Co Leitrim. The historical family origins of the majority of the DNA testers are in Co Leitrim. How we might connect to them or to each other is very difficult to prove as written records in Ireland usually start at around the 1850s going no further back in time.

The McTernans of Co Fermanagh may have disappeared and there are no known descendants of the other two 19th century historically well known MacTighernan families from Rockfield and Tullyhunco listed below. The seat of the Tullyhunco MacTighernan family for many hundreds of years was Cruacan mic Tigearnain where The O'Rourke was inaugurated Prince of the Bréfny. It is now called Croaghan, lying six furlongs [3/4 mile] northerly of the village of Killeshandra in the barony of Tullyhunco in Co Cavan. The MacTighernan castle ruins is at this web site: http://mctiernan.com/castle.htm  In Irish history the Rockfield McTernans were part of the landed gentry which translates to being well off and being able to send the kids off to boarding schools.  One went to medical school in Paris and ended up a surgeon in HMS Naval service seeing action in the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay and also being on the island of St. Helena when Napoleon died. 

Unconnected McTernan Ancestors Townland of Origin County Barony Civil parish Catholic
parish
Dioceses P L U Probate
District

DNA
Group
McTernans of  Rockfield
Gortgarrigan
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Cloonlogher
Drumlease
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
?
McTernans

Fermanagh






?
McTernans of Tullyhunco
Croaghan
Cavan
Tullyhunco
Killeshandra
Kildallan
Kilmore
Cavan
Cavan
?
Mullimory MacTernan
Lisnanorrus
Leitrim
Drumahaire Inismagrath
Inismagrath Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina ?


According to John C. McTernan's recent book titled Sligo Families, vol II,  Leet's Directory (1812-1814) listed three McTernan 'seats' or residences, namely that of Con at Rockfield [noted above], James of Leonagh and Hugh [ T group baseline ] at Mount Allen in Co Roscommon whose family was originally from Sweetwood townland in Co Leitrim.

A recumbent tombstone in Killargue old cemetery behind the chapel bearing the family coat-of-arms, is inscribed with the names of Farrel McTernan, 1752--1818 and his wife Mary Dolan, 1752--1798. Farrel is the given name of the earliest known ancestor of Hugh McTiernan (Bos) family line who is in the T2 DNA Group.

The Chapel of Creevelea was the traditional burial place of the McTernans of Rockfield, Mount Allen and Heapstown [and Sheskin] where large recumbent flagstones mark their final resting places. In close proximity another memorial links the families of O'Rourke and McTernan and is inscribed as follows: Here lyeth the bodye of Hugh O'Roirk and Catherine McTernan who departed this life May 22, 1721. This is the mysterious gravestone that has the symbols of playing cards, heart, spade, diamond and club along with the etching of a cat which in O'Ruaric history is supposed to have awaken him from a nap in a pasture preventing him from being captured by enemies. The foot of the McTernan Achievement at left states: The McTernan coat of arms hereby illustrated is officially documented in Burke's General Armory. The original description of the Arms [at left] is as follows: Two lions pass., GU. When translated the Blazon also describes the original colors of McTernan Arms as: Ermine; two red lions walking. Above the shield and helmet is the crest which is described as: A Red Griffin Standing, Green Wings Raised.

This info can be complex so please read the headers and footers in all the following grids to make it easier to understand

The 18 separate, distinct and different MacTighernan DNA groups start with the letter T which is just a naming convention as each of the DNA groups are in all ways equal, none being more pure than the other.

The genetic and geographic spread of the 94 MacTighernan testers, 73 of the 94 know their county of origin, 61 of the 94 know their townland
MacTighernan Testers County of Origin

Testers that know their
townland of origin

Tester's country at time of test
Tester's
continent
Testers
All identified
MacTighernans
DNA
Group

Leitrim
Sligo
Kerry
Roscommon
Cavan
Antrim
Scot-
land
Unknown
Total

Leitrim
51

America North
America
42
120
T
20

1

1

2
5
29

Sligo
4

Ireland Europe
21
32
Ta
2






1
3

Roscommon
1

England Europe 15
43
Tb
1







1

Cavan
2

Canada North
America
6
9
Tc







1
1

Kerry 1

Australia Oceania 2
35
Td
1







1

Antrim
1

Indonesia Asia 1
1
Te







1
1

 Scotland 1

Zimbabwe Africa 1
1
Tf
1







1

Unknown  33
Iraq Asia 1
1
T3
10
3


1


1
15




Northern Ireland Europe 3
15
T3a
3
1





1
5




Scotland Europe 1
80
T3b






1

1




Japan Asia
1
T3c
1


1
1



3




Norway Europe
1
T3d
4







4




Spain Europe
2
T3e
1







1




Switzerland Europe
1
T4






1
1




 New Zealand Oceania 1
4
T5





1


1




Wales
Europe

2
T6







1
1








T2
16
1





6
23








T2a
2







2








Current
Total

62
5
1
1
3
1
3
18
94 
Total
94
11  5
94
348
TBR 2






1
3






 
in process

















The goal is to map the genetic and geographic profile of all MacTighernans, our origins and connections.

Listed below are the possible centers of origin for each MacTighernan in the 18 different DNA groups if known
18 distinct MacTighernan
DNA Group baselines

Looking solely at baselines, possible townland
of origin for each of the 18 DNA Groups

Total #
in each
group

The Baselines,
Perfect 25 / 25

matches in
their group
1
T
Leonagh townland or Tullynacross townland or Moneenatieve or Beagh / Killavoggy townland or Sweetwood, Co Leitrim or Killinagh Parish, Co Cavan
29
12
2
T a
Derrinvoher or Derrinweer townland, Co Leitrim
3
3
3
T b
Feenagh townland, Co Leitrim
1

4
T c
Unknown
1

5
T d
Gortermone, Killarga, Drumahaire, Co Leitrim
1

6
T e
Unknown 1

7
T f
Unknown
1

8
T 2
Townlands of Corglancy, Greaghnafarna in Killanummery parish,  Bargowla, or Drumahaire (T) or Oughteragh parish, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim or Co Sligo or Scardan, Co Leitrim
23
14
9
T 2 a
Killaunmmery, Co Leitrim
2
2
10
T 3
Geevagh Parish or townland of Tap both in Co Sligo or Kilcoosy or Cleenaghoo in Co Leitrim 15
9
11
T 3 a
Corratavy townland or Gortermone townland, Killarga parish, Co Leitrim
5
4
12
T 3 b
Unknown or Scotland ? 1

13
T 3 c
Tulcon townland, Co Leitrim, Gubveeney, Co Cavan or Strokestown, Co Roscommon
3

14
T 3 d
Gleneige or Moneyduff, Co Leitrim
4
2
15
T 3 e
Drumshanbo Parish, Co Leitrim
1

16
T 4
Unknown
1

17
T 5
Raloo, Co Antrim
1

18
T 6
Unknown
1






Total MacTighernan tests completed
94 

MacTighernan test in process at the lab:  
DNA Test TBR = To Be Returned:  JohnT (190362),  Sam (210637) & Paul-C (312141)  3
The O'Rorke test and the O'Conor Don Cathal Crovderg O'Conor test completed
2

The ancestors of the two McTernan families from Leonagh in Co Leitrim, Rory's from Sweetwood in Co Leitrim & Mountallen, Co Roscommon and mine from Sheskin, Co Leitrim all of whom are in the T Group are buried in the Abbey of Creevelea, Co Leitrim. Rory's earliest known ancestral home is in Sweetwood, Co Leitrim and then in Mountallen Townland in Co Roscommon which has the date 1671 etched in the fire place mantle which implies the year of construction of their family home.  From Mount Allen the family moved to Heapstown, Co Sligo.  John C. McTernan [T3a], the well known Co Sligo arthur and retired Chief Librarian of Co Sligo in his book Sligo Families II writes that the Mount Allen / Heapstown McTernan family originally came from Sweetwood, Co Leitrim and relate to the Leonagh, Sheskin and Rockfield McTernan families. Three of these four families are buried at the Abbey of Creevelea with the Rockfield McTernans whose male line has become extent buried in their family vault at Brockley Cemetery, Parish of Lewisham, Kent, England.

Relationship of the DNA Groups to each other: The T and T3 Group baselines only have 16 out of 25 DYS markers that match. More than 1/3 of the markers do not match resulting in a 9 loci pattern mutation event difference. The T2 Group baseline has an 8 loci difference to the baselines of both the T Group and the T3 Group. Philip O'Rorke, The O'Ruairc of Bréifne has a 9 loci mutation event difference with the baselines of the T and the T2 Groups but only a 7 loci mutation event difference with the T3 Group baseline. The O'Conor Don has a 21 / 25 match to the T3a baseline. If you are in one DNA group you do not genetically relate to any other MacTighernan in any other DNA Group.

Those in the baselines for each of the 18 separate MacTighernan DNA groups are a perfect 25 / 25 genetic match to each other in their group
DNA
Group

Total
# in
Group

# in
Baseline
Group

Those MacTighernans with a perfect match in their specific DNA group forming their group baseline
are below, excludes
The O'Ruairc of Bréifne. & The O'Connor Don
  10 of the 18 DNA groups have only one individual so far
T
29
12
Mark (673), Michael (CN) (3436), Martin (3713), Rory (1029), Thomas (CA) (17363), John (ST) (49265), Tony (106135),
John-P
(134141), John-Rev (149591), Hugh-K C. McKiernan (158701), Gerard (170331) & Terry (303655)
T a
3
3
Scott (AU) (639), Adrian (106134) & Richard (135598)
T b
1
1
John (USA) (635)
T c
1
1
Sgt. Chris McTurnan (31886)
T d
1
1
John Frank (117676)
T e
1
1
Myles (187076)
T f
1
1
Colin (192960)
T 2
23
14
Geoffrey (3435), Bernie (2145), Max (71428), Eugene (128783), Jim-SP (155834), KevinM (170332), Mike-PA (175937), Mike-Eng (172135),
Jerry (251863), Brandon (330351), Barry (201474), SeanJ (282944) & Michael-S (310360)
T 2 a
2
2
Patsy (121178) & Nigel (261247) 
T 3
15
9
Leo (21151), Eoghan (636), Jim (NJ) (1010), Scott (CO) (5451), Jim (MA) (9497), John W (31885), Cathal (117675), Sean-SF (135597)
&
Edwin (201472)
T 3 a
5
4
David (NJ) (2392), John C. (637), Cathal-NI (243949) & JohnV (293153)
T 3 b
1
1
Gus (8724)
T 3 c
3

Ed (NJ) (8723), Kevin-CN (171485) & JoeT (307245)
T 3 d
4
2
Sean (128774) & Paul-NI (180027)
T 3 e
1
1
Peter (138619)
T 4
1
1
Warren (251864)
T 5
1
1
Clay (313992)
T 6
1
1
Joe-NY (201475)
sub total
94 

completed test
in process at lab


 
TBR = to be returned
3

JohnT (190362), Sam (210637) & Paul-C (312141)
Total
97




The Great Unsolved MacTighernan Mysteries

1. Locate Reverend Stephen's "copybook"    He was interested in historical and Gaelic matters for which he was made a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 1884. In addition, Rev. Stephen McTernan was a member of the Societe Generale in Paris, France for which he received an annual sum of money. Reverend Stephen's personal papers were uncovered in 1907, by Rev. Charles Comey, curate of Cloonclare, Manorhamilton. The papers were found in St. Claire's Chapel in Manorhamilton. Cloonclare was in the ancient parish of Cloonloger, now included in the Catholic parish of Drumlease, Co. Leitrim.  More on his personal papers which are called the "Copybook"   Finding this may be a key to unlocking the wider McTernan family history as Rev. Stephen kept this diary from childhood.  Rev Stephen is my 1st cousin, 3 generations removed in the T Group.

2.  Understand the O'Rourke and McTernan connection in the Chapel of Creevelea as it was the traditional burial place of the McTernans of Rockfield, Mount Allen and Heapstown [and Sheskin] where large recumbent flagstones mark their final resting places. In close proximity another memorial links the families of O'Rourke and McTernan and is inscribed as follows: Here lyeth the bodye of Hugh O'Roirk and Catherine McTernan who departed this life May 22, 1721. This is the mysterious gravestone that has the symbols of playing cards, heart, spade, diamond and club along with the etching of a cat.  Tie one of the future DNA testers to  The O'Ruairc of Bréifne whose family were the past kings of Drumahaire in Co Leitrim

3. Tie one of the DNA  testers to the James McTernans, of the Rockfield McTernans a British naval surgeon who was in the squadron which protected St. Helena during the residence there of Napoleon, and was present on the island at the death of that distinguished, but unfortunate monarch in 1821. James was also the surgeon on a British warship in the Chesapeak Bay in the war of 1812.  In historical documents the Rockfield McTernans and the Heapstown McTernans [ Rory's line in the T group baseline ] are called kinsmen and are related via the maternal line with the paternal link still unknown.

4. Understand the meaning of the 4,000 year old Cairn   located on Rory's Heapstown family estate. What might be the connection to Rory's McTernan family who are in the T Group baseline.

5. The McTernan School: located in Waterbury, CT.  In 2005, St. Margaret's-McTernan school changed its name to Chase Collegiate School. The new name honors the Chase family, which helped to found both St. Margaret's and the McTernan School.  Charles McTernan from Foxbourgh, MA founded the school.  Charles' son Donald married and lived in France having two daughters.  Male line may descend from Charles' uncle, Patrick, 1863--,  who was born in Boston. This family immigrated to the Boston area from Co Leitrim. Long shot for DNA match.

6. Private Patrick McTiernan, --2-1858, service number 3755 Private in the 34th Foot (Cumberland Regiment) was wounded in the final attack on the Redan in the Crimean War and also served in the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Awarded the Indian Mutiny Medal: The Indian Mutiny Medal was a campaign medal approved in 1858, for issue to officers and men of British and Indian units who served in operations in suppression of the Indian Mutiny. He died along the Gangis River in February 1858.  His Army records state that he was from Co Leitrim and his wife's name was Jane. To  what family does he belong

7. Private John McTiernan, --6-3-1876, Private in the 88th Foot (1st Cannaught Rangers)  fought in the Indian Mutiny of 1857 in the battle of Central India and awarded the Indian Mutiny Medal.  Central India battle: January - June 1858. Awarded to all those who served under Major-General Sir Hugh Rose in actions against Jhansi, Kalpi, and Gwalior. Also awarded to those who served with Major-General Roberts in the Rajputana Field Force and Major-General Whitlock of the Madras Column, between January and June 1858. To what family does he belong ?

8.  McTiernan, --<1911, a soldier in the British Army serving in India who married a girl named Susan from Co Tipperary about 1894.  They had 2 children, Eveleen McTernan 1897--, born in Co Tipperary and Patrick Larsfield McTernan, 1895--, born in Colaba, St. Joseph, Bombay India. In 1901 the family was living on Melsop St in Co Offaly.  In 1911 they lived on Eden St, Co Offaly.

9. Jane Aloyaia McTernan, 1888--, born  in Calcutta station, Bengal, India

10.  Thomas McTiernan, 1883--1893, died at 10 years old at the army station of Mount Abu which is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India near the border with Gujarat.  There is no mention of his parents in records.

11. Bernardette McTiernan, 1890--1893, most likely the sister of Thomas above.  Died at the army station of Mount Abu which is a popular hill station in the Aravalli Range in Sirohi district of Rajasthan state in western India near the border with Gujarat.  There is no mention of her parents in records.

12. Whereabouts of the McTernan Stone, an excessively heavy round stone thrown by Thomas McTernan known as Long Tom from Ardvoley, the grandfather of John-Rev in the T Group baseline. The stone thereafter was known as the McTernan Stone.  The Stone lies now in the area of Killavoggy.

13. Tirmactiernan, Co. Leitrim on the banks of the Shannon/Erne canal system in South Leitrim.  About 7.1 KM from Carrick on Shannon. Why was it named Tirmactiernan and any connection to any in the DNA test.

14. What might be our connection to Rathmactiernane, a townland in Killoran parish, Co Sligo listed in the Hearth roll of 1665 with Cahill McTanist?

15. A horse by the name of MacTiernan is racing in Dublin for the 2010 to 2012 season.  He is running well, previously owned by Christine Kiernan.  Why did she name the horse MacTiernan ?

16.
Cathal Mac Tigernan was King of West Connacht... died 1059... which means he predates the O'Rourkes. Áed in Gai Bernaig, King of Connacht from 1046 to 1067, had invaded and conquered Maigh Seóla in 1051, blinding its king. Cathal mac Tigernán is the next ruler of the kingdom recorded, but only upon his death in 1059.

17. Origin of the 3 ring forts in the townland of Listernan, Co Cavan and why the name which in Gaelic means Ternan's fort ?

18.  So far none of the MacTighernans genetically match either The O'Ruairc or The O'Conor Don

Solved so far

19. The pamphlet written in 1845 by James MacTernan, <1815--1855, of the Mount Allen McTernans that settled at Heapstown, in Co. Sligo entitled "An Address to my Fellow Countrymen", in which James claimed descent from Tiernan O'Rourke, Prince of Breffni. Found by John C. McTernan.  This James McTernan also invented a new breed of horse called the Buckshot Chestnut.  This is Rory MacTiernan's family in the T Group baseline.

20.  The McTernan Street in Cambridge, MA, USA formerly Lake St. right outside of County Boston.  This is Myles McTernan's family: Te DNA Group

21.  McTernan Road, Tinderry, NSW, Australia 2626: is named after the pioneering McTernan family of the area, descending from Hugh and Mary McTernan of Michelago of which Scott (AU) is a descendent in the Ta DNA Group

22. Origin of McTernan Place, Worrigee, NSW, Australia 2540: is probably named after Barney McTernan, Hugh's son who lived down there and had a stagecoach business of which Scott (AU) is a descendent in the Ta DNA Group

23. Origin of McTiernan Close, Wilsonton, QLD, Australia 4350: probably named after Sir Edward McTiernan who relates to Leo McTiernan in the T3 Group baseline

24.   McTiernan Way, a road in downtown Minto named on 9-2-2013 by the Village of Minto, New Brunswick, Canada after the long history of the family in fire prevention.  This is Michael (CN)'s family in the T DNA Group.

25.  Gwladys McTernan Park,  a park in Naracoorte, South Australia, Australia, named after Gwladys who is in the Ta DNA Group

26. Lac McTiernan, a lake in Quebec, Canada, a 7 hour drive  north of Ottawa and 5 hours north of Montreal.   Lac McTiernan was named after William McTiernan born in Bryson, Canada.  He worked for the Canadian International Paper Company in the early 1930’s. To find out more about this man and his father, David McTiernan, who both worked in the back country of Gatineau River, read the following book, particularly chapters 14 and 15, CRAWFORD, Venetia, et Gunda LAMBTON. The Wildest Rivers – the Oldest Hills : Tales of the Gatineau and Pontiac, Maitland, Ontario: Canadian International Paper Company may have been bought by E B Eddy Company. The family had a home in the Mason Lumber camp operated by the E. B. Eddy Company.  This is Maggie's family in the T Group.

If anyone has any information on any of the remaining unsolved mysteries above please let me know

The McTiernans haven't held tenaciously to their family name over centuries sometimes under duress if did not mean something of real value to them. A legitimacy to their culture and land that stretched back into the distant past to an ancestral line. The Scribe O' Clery in his genealogies refers to two families of Mc Tiernans of North Leitrim, the Clann Tiarnain Bunnaidhe that is the McTiernans of the Bonnet (Drumahaire) and the Clann Tiarnain na Caraha or the McTiernans of Corry (between Drumkerrin and Lough Allen) could this explain at least two of the main groups? There is also a possibility that some of those in groups of their own represent the last survivors of the true McTiernan lineage and that the 3 main groups are very successful interlopers? courtesy of Austin McTiernan.

DNA Scoring

Each DNA Group is of equal standing. Each group's baseline is where all in that group started.  The baselines of the 18 distinct DNA groups form automatically when 2 or more MacTighernans genetically match each other perfectly, 25 / 25 then they become the baseline of that specific group.  Matches of 23 or 24 out of 25 are in that group just not in the baseline.

Distance 1:
24 / 25 Probability of a close relationship is very high. You share the same surname (or a variant) with another male [and close proximity of origin] you mismatch by only one 'point' on only one marker. For most closely related and same surnamed individuals, the mismatch markers are usually either DYS 439 or DYS 385 A, 385 B,389-1 and 389-2 from our first panel of 12 markers, and on the following from the second panel of 13 markers: DYS #'s 458 459 a 459b 449, 464 a-d, which have shown themselves to move most rapidly.

Distance 2: 23 / 25 Probably related. You share the same surname (or a variant) with another male [and close proximity of origin] and you mismatch by two 'points' among the 25 markers tested. The probability of a close relationship is good, however your results show mutations, and therefore more time between you and the other MacTighernan.

Distance 3: 22 / 25 Probably not related. You share the same surname (or a variant) but are off by 3 'points' or 3 locations on the 25 markers tested.  The following 2 charts show matches that are close but yet still outside of the threshold to match.

How we match, 25 is perfect match--the T, Ta, Tb, Tc, Td, Te & Tf Groups
How 37 of 94 MacTighernans in 7 of the 18 DNA Groups match each other based on mutation event differences
Group -->
29 in the T Group
3 in Ta
Tb
Tc Td
Te Tf


DNA
Group
Individual
Mark, Martin,
Michael (CN),
Thomas (CA),
Rory, Tony, John-P,
John (ST), Gerard,
John-Rev, Hugh-K
& Terry
Michael
Jim
(CA)
Jim-
SGL
Tom
John
-con
Martin
-Red
Mike
-UK
Pat
Joe
David
(CN)
& +
Bob
(CN)
Douglas
+
Mick
Sean
-sol
& Noel
Michael
(NJ)

Larry
Gene
Scott (AU),
Richard
&
Adrian
John
(USA)
Sgt.
Chris
John
Frank
Myles
Colin
Philip
O'Rorke

Cathal Crovderg O'Conor
Mark, Martin,
Michael (CN),
Rory, Tony, Gerard,
Thomas (CA),
John (ST), John-P,
John-Rev, Hugh-K
Terry
25
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
23
23
23
23
23
22
22
21
21
18
18
22
16
14
T
Michael
24
NA
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
22
22
22
22
22
21
21
20
20
19
19
21
15
10
T+1
Jim (CA) 24
23
NA 23
23
23
23
23
23
23
22
22
22
22
22
21
21
20
22
19
19
21
17
14
T+1
Jim - SGL
24
23
23
NA
25
25
25
23
23
23
22
22
24
22
22
21
21
20
20
17
17
21
15
8
T+1
Tom
24
23
23
25
NA 25
25
23
23
23
22
22
24
22
22
21
21
20
20
17
17
21
15
11
T+1
John-con
24
23
23
25
25
NA
25
23
23
23
22
22
24
22
22
21
21
20
20
17
17
21
15
11
T+1
Martin-Red
24
23
23
25
25
25
NA
23
23
23
22
22
24
22
22
21
21
20
20
17
17
21
15
11
T+1
Mike-UK
24
23
23
23
23
23
23
NA
23
23
22
22
22
22
22
21
21
20
20
19
19
23
15
11
T+1
Pat Joe
24
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
NA
23
23
22
22
22
23
21
21
20
19
17
17
21
15
13
T+1
David (CN) +
& Bob (CN) +
24
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
23
NA 24
22
24
24
22
21
21
20
22
19
17
21
17
13
T+1
Douglas (CN) +
23
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
23
24
NA
21
23
23
23
20
21
20
23
18
17
20
17
13
T+2
Mick
23
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
21
NA
21
21
21
20
20
19
19
16
16
20
14
12
T+2
Sean-sol & Noel
23
22
22
24
24
24
24
22
22
24
23
21
NA
23
21
20
20
19
21
18
16
20
16
12
T+2
Michael (NJ)
23
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
24
23
21
23
NA 21
20
20
19
21
18
16
20
16
13
T+2
Larry
23
22
22
22
22
22
22
22
23
22
23
21
21
21
NA 20
21
20
21
16
17
20
17
13
T+2
Gene
22
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
20
20
20
20
20
NA 19
18
18
15
15
19
13
12
T+3
Scott (AU),
Richard & Adrian
22
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
21
20
20
20
21
19
25
20
19
15
17
19
15
11
Ta
John (USA)
21
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
19
19
19
20
18
20
25
19
16
16
22
14
11
Tb
Sgt. Chris 21
20
22
20
20
20
20
20
19
22
23
19
21
21
21
10
19
18
25
18
17
18
19
13
Tc
John Frank
18
19
19
17
17
17
17
19
17
19
18
16
18
18
16
15
15
16
18
25
21
17
15
11
Td
Myles
18
19
19
17
17
17
17
19
17
17
17
16
16
16
17
15
17
16
17
21
25
17
15
11
Te
Colin
22
21
21
21
21
21
21
23
21
21
20
20
20
20
20
19
19
22
18
17
17
25
14
9
Tf
Philip O'Rorke 16 15 17 15
15 15
15
15
15
17
17
14
16
16
17
13 15 14 19
15
15
14
25
14

Cathal Crovderg
O'Conor
14
10
14
8
11
11
11
11
13
13
17
12
12
13
13
12
11
11
13
11
11
9
14
25

DNA Group
T
T+1
T+1
T+1
T+1
T+1
T+1
T+1
T+1
T+1 T+2
T+2
T+2
T+2
T+2
T+3 Ta
Tb
Tc Td
Te
Tf



Above numbers for perfect match of 25 / 25 are in red background - for the specific DNA groups, the red + sign means the grouped individuals are related

How we match, 25 is perfect match--the T3e, T3d, T3c, T3b, T3a & T3 Groups
How 29 of 94 MacTighernans in 6 of the 17 DNA Groups match each other based on mutation event differences
Sean & Paul-NI are the baseline of the T3d Group
Group -->


T3e
4 in T3d
  3 in
T3c Group

T3b
5 in T3a
15 in the T3 Group
DNA
Group
Individual
Philip
O'Rorke
The
O'Ruairc
Cathal Crovderg O'Conor
The O'Conor  Don
Peter
JohnL+
Thady
+
Sean +
&
Paul-NI
Ed
(NJ)
JoeT
Kevin
-CN
Gus
David-NJ,
John C.,
Cathal-NI
& JohnV
John
EN
Charles
&
Gary
Lary
-CT
Paul
-UK
Jim
III
Joe
Leo, John W.,
Eoghan, Jim (MA),
Jim (NJ),
Scott (CO),, Cathal,
Sean-SF & Edwin

Philip O'Rorke 25 14
17
15
16
16
15
12
15
18
16 15
17 17
17
17
19 18
Cathal Crovderg O'Conor 14
25
13
17
18
17
16
14
16
20
21
20
21
20
20
20
20
20

Peter
17
13
25
17
15
15
14
10
16
16
15
14
16
15
16
16
16
17
T3e
JohnL +
15
17
17
25
24
22
18
16
17
18
18
17
21
17
18
18
18
19
T3d+3
Thady +
16
18
15
24
25
23
19
17
18
19
19
18
22
18
19
19
19
20
T3d+2
Sean + & Paul-NI
16
17
15
22
23
25
21
19
20
19
19
18
20
18
19
19
19
20
T3d
Ed (NJ) 15 16
14
18
19
21
NA
23
24
18
17
16
18
18
19
21
19
20
T3c
JoeT
12
14
10
16
17
19
23
NA
22
15
15
14
16
16
17
19
17
18
T3c
Kevin-CN
15
16
16
17
18
20
24
22
NA
19
16
15
17
17
18
20
18
19
T3c
Gus
18
20
16
18
19
19
18
15
19
25 19
18
20
20
21
20
20
21 T3b
David (NJ), John C.,
Cathal-NI & JohnV
16
21
15
18
19
19
17
15
16
19
25
24
22
20
21
21
21
22
T3a
JohnEN
15
20
14
17
18
18
16
14
15
18
24
NA
21
19
20
20
20
21
Charles & Gary
17
21
16
21
22
20
18
16
17
20
22
21
NA
21
22
22
22
23
T3+2
Lary-CT
17
20
15
17
18
18
18
16
17
20
20
19
21
NA
24
22
22
23
T3+2
Paul-UK
17
20
16
18
19
19
19
17
18
21
21
20
22
24
NA
23
23
24
T3+1
Jim III
17
20
16
18
19
19
21
19
20
20
21
20
22
22
23
NA
23
24
T3+1
Joe
19
20
16
18
19
19
19
17
18
20
21
20
22
22
23
23
NA
24
T3+1
Leo, John W.,
Eoghan,
Jim (MA),
Jim (NJ), Scott (CO),
Cathal, Sean-SF &
Edwin
18
20
17
19
20
20
20
18
19
21
22
21
23
23
24
24
24
25
T3
DNA Group


T3e
T3d+3
T3d+2
T3d
T3c
T3b T3a
T3+2
T3+1
T3

JohnL above is only a 22 / 25 match to the baseline of the T3d group but is a cousin to Thady and Sean, hence JohnL is positioned in the T3d Group.  JohnEN and Cathal-NI are related.  Above numbers for perfect match of 25 / 25 are in red background - for the specific DNA groups, the red + sign means the grouped individuals are related

How we match, 25 is perfect match--the T2 & T2a Groups
How 25 of 94 MacTighernans in 2 of the 18 DNA Groups match each other based on mutation event differences
Group -->
23 in the T2 Group
2 in T2a


DNA
Group
Individual
Geoff, Bernie,
Eugene, Max,
Jim-SP, KevinM,
Jerry, Brandon,
 Mike-Eng
,
Barry,
Mike-PA+,
SeanJ+, Michael-S &
Tim
Greg
Adam SeanM
Philip
+
Kevin
-mus
+
Paul
Michael
(Eng)
Jim
(P)
Dan
W
Patsy
Nigel
Philip
O'Rorke

The
O'Ruairc
Cathal Crovderg O'Conor

The  O'Conor Don

Geoffrey, Eugene, Bernard Jr,
Max, Jim-SP, KevinM, Jerry,  Brandon
Barry, Mike-Eng
, Mike-PA+,
SeanJ+, Michael-S & Tim
25
24
24
24
24
23
23
23
23
22
16
17
16
13
T2
Greg

24
NA
23
23
23
22
22
22
22
21
17
18
17
15
T2+1
Adam 24
23
NA
23
23
22
22
22
22
21
19
20
15
13
T2+1
SeanM
24
23
24
NA
23
22
22
22
22
21
19
20
15
13
T2-1
Philip +
24
23
23
23
NA
24
22
22
22
21
18
19
15
12
T2+1
Kevin-mus +
23
22
22
22
24
NA
21
21
23
22
19
18
16
13
T2+2
Paul
23
22
22
22
22
21
NA
21
21
20
16
17
14
14
T2+2
Michael (Eng)
23
22
22
22
22
21
21
NA
21
22
15
16
15
12
T2+2
Jim (P)
23
22
22
22
22
23
21
21
NA 24
18
17
16
13
T2+2
Dan-W
22
21
21
21
21
22
20
22
24
NA
17
16
16
13
T2+3
Patsy
16
17
19
19
18
19
16
15
18
17
NA
24
18
12
T2a
Nigel
17
18
20
20
19
18
17
16
17
16
24
NA
17
11
Philip O'Rorke 16 17
15
15
15
16
14
15
16
16
18
17
25 14

Cathal Crovderg O'Conor 13
15
13
13
12
13
14
12
13
13
12
11
14
25

DNA Group
T2
T2+1
T2+2
T2a




Above numbers for perfect match of 25 / 25 are in red background - for the specific DNA groups, the red + sign means the grouped individuals are related.

Warren McTernan is the sole McTernan in the T4 DNA group and is a 5 out of 25 marker match with the T Group and a 7 out of 25 with the T3 Group. Clay MacTarnaghan is the sole tester in the T5 DNA Group.  A 22 / 25 match or less in the previous grids most likely means no common genetic ancestor or the common ancestor is well beyond 2000 years or 70 generations back in time, as in T Group baseline compared to the T3 Group baseline which is a 16 / 25 match. Surnames came into existence in the year 1120 more or less. Gene who is in the T Group is an exception as his 3 mutations occurred in only one locus and is considered a radical mutation but is still listed as being in the T Group.   JohnL is a 22 / 25 match to the T3d baseline but is a cousin to Thady and Sean in the T3d baseline.

94 tests completed in the MacTighernan DNA test as of July 20, 2014
In process means the kit is at the testing lab, TBR means kit is to be returned
In process
at lab

TBR
Total
MacTighernans
94 

3
97
The O'Ruairc of Bréifne: Philip O'Rorke

1



The O'Conor Don: Cathal Crovderg O'Conor
1



Totals
94 


3
97

Mark may relate to Martin from Dublin as both families are from the townland of Leonagh. Peter McTiernan of Canada is related to Michael (CN). Turner Bluechel through his maternal line is related to Rory and his sister Alannah. The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800.

12 in the T Group baseline of the 29 total Ancestor lines in the T Group
25 / 25 DNA Match
T baseline

Leonagh
Killinagh
Parish,
Co
Cavan

TBD
Sweetwood, Co Leitrim,
Mountallen & Lyonstown,
Co Roscommon & Heapstown
Co Sligo

Co Roscommon
> Ardvoley in

Beagh /
Killavoggy
Killavoggy
/ Scotland
TBD Tullynacross
Moneenatieve
Scotland
TBD


















Hugh 1708-1784







James
c. 1790



Hugh 1760-1832







Patrick
1821



James
1805-1856

Thomas
1792


John
1821




Charles *
1859
James
c 1830

Thomas
Michael
1838

Edward
*

1844

Cpt Hugh
1837-1911

Thomas
1846


Martin


Peter
James
1889
Lillian
Coyne
James
Laur.
1861

Joseph
James
Sr

Will.
James

1881
Henry
1876

Thomas
Long Tom
1877
Patrick
John
Felix
1886-1972
Garrett

James J.
1860

James
1921
Eliz.
Lovett
Hugh
1900

Joseph
James Jr.
1914
Louis
Edward
1915
Hugh *
Murrough
1912

Francis
1917
Patrick
Edgar
1914
John
John Martin
1917-2010
John
Michael
James
Joseph
1901

Kevin
Mark
674

Martin
3713
Thomas
(CA)
17363

Michael
(CN)
3436

Rory
1946
1029

Alannah
John-Rev
149591

Gerard
1950
170331


John
(ST)

49265
Tony
106135
Mary
Bohan
John-P
134141

Terry
303655
Hugh-K
158701


Patrick

Gerry
Michael

Ben
Antoinett
Schapper
John


Lisa





USA
Erin
USA Canada
Indonesia
Aus
USA
USA
Scot-
land
Scot-
land
Eng
Erin
Erin
New
Zealand
Erin
DNA kit numbers in above chart are in Italic, other numbers are YOB. Perfect 25 / 25 matches are in red and are the baseline for the T DNA group
All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. Last row is tester's location at the time of the test
Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800.  * = immigrant

In the below grid, Joe's family of Naas, Co Kildare is related to Sean-sol.. The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800
11 of the remaining 29 Ancestor lines of the T Group (non baseline), with a 23 or 24 match to the baseline
24 / 25
DNA
Match
24 / 25
DNA
Match
24 / 25
DNA
Match
24 / 25
DNA
Match
24 / 25
DNA
Match

24 / 25
DNA
Match
24 / 25
DNA
Match
24 / 25
DNA
Match

23 / 25
DNA
Match
Sheskin
Derryvalanagher
Glebe

Drumahaire
Town

Corcusconny Friarstown Beagh Morerah Killarney Lakes, Co Kerry
Hugh I
1708-1781








Hugh II
>1728->1781









Hugh III
<1763->1835









Hugh IV
c. 1791->1851

Hugh
c. 1800

Owen
1804





Patrick * = Margaret Hogg
1796                                       
Hugh V
1836-1909

Edward
*
1838
Thomas
*

Patrick
John*
1831

James?

Michael
William
James
1834

John
1827
Hugh
VI*
1866

John
1873
Michael
*
1864
James
1867

Mary
James
John
1859

John
Martin
James Cormac = Catherine
1844          Lee

David
James
1862
Thomas
1858
Robert
1874
John
Francis
1901

Ellen
Flynn
*

Maisey
Watson

William
1891
Thomas
Francis
Durkin

Patrick
Daniel
George
1897

James
Michael
Joseph
Patrick Patrick
1895-
Michael
Joseph
William**
James
1917
James
Earl
1909
Douglas
John
1899
Michael
674
Maureen
Bower

Frank
Watson

James
1923

Tom
Durkin

Joan
Good
Jim-SGL
149592
+
Tom
640
+
John
-Con
164166
+
Seamus
+
Martin
-Red
313991
+

Mike
-UK
+
155833
Pat Joe
1948-
282943
Mary
Bernice
Maggie
David
(CN)
49264
Bob
(CN)

85141
Ronald
Osborne
Rayburn
1929
Jeremy
1978

Craig
Bower

Craig
Watson

Jim
(CA)
1953
646


Denise
& Enda


Claire


Matt Noel,
Hugh,
Rory &
Padriac
Steve
Vollick



Lori,
Kathy
& Kevin
Douglas
5450
Gale
Duarte
USA
Eng
Aus
USA Eng
Erin USA
Erin Eng
Eng Erin
Canada
Canada
DNA kit numbers in above chart are in Italic, other numbers are YOB
All townlands above are in Co leitrim unless noted.  Last row is tester's location at the time of the test.

Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800. ** = 3 mutations in one locus * = immigrant, the red + is a perfect DNA match to each other in above grid. The blue +  above is for Mike-UK who is a 23 / 25 match to Colin in the Tf Group.  ** Lac McTiernan in Quebec named after William. Life in the Canadian forest 100 years ago

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800
6 of the remaining 29 Ancestor lines of the T Group (non baseline), with a 23 or 24 match to the baseline (except Gene** 22 / 25)
23 / 25
DNA
Match
23 / 25
DNA
Match
23 / 25
DNA
Match
23 / 25
DNA
Match
22 / 25
DNA
Match **
Caddagh
Glebe

Doonkelly
Fivemilebourne
The Manor

Scotland Drumahaire
Town
Drumahaire
Town





Terrence
Geoffrey




Terrence
Geoffrey




Terrence
Geoffrey


James = Ellen McKeon John Sr
1817
Terrence
Geoffrey


Hugh *
1-1848-

John*   =     Georgina
9-1852-2-1902                          
John Jr.*  = Maryanne Donegan
1847                                            
Terrence
Geoffrey
John = Anne Kerrigan
William
1897

Walter Francis* John = Elizabeth Needham
1882
Eugene
1873
Alice
Terrence
Joe +
1917-
John James
Walter
Francis
Edmund Eugene
1913
Mary
Elizabeth
Gleason

Helen
Whitney
Joe
Walsh
Mick
164138
Terry
Brian
Sean-sol
128785

Noel
243950

Michael
(NJ)
85140

Larry
26554
Walt
Brennan
Phil
Ed
Michele
Gene
**
1960
9498
Paul
Gleason

Marion
Whitney
Martin
Pat
Ferguson


Robert
James










Michele Anne
McTiernan-Gleason


Erin
Erin
USA USA USA
DNA kit numbers in above chart are in Italic, other numbers are YOB. All townlands above are in Co leitrim unless noted.  Last row is tester's location at the time of the test.
Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800. ** = 3 mutations in one locus * = immigran+ = Owner of Pub in Naas with slogan, Hack On to McTernan's
 

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800
Ancestor lines of the Ta, Tb, Tc, Td, Te & Tf Groups
While still in their own distinct genetic DNA Group, Scott (AU), Richard, Adrian and Colin are a 22 / 25 match, John (USA) & Sgt Chris are a 21 / 25 match and John Frank & Myles are a 18 / 25 match with the T Group baseline.
3 in the Ta Group
Tb Group
Tc Group Td Group
Te Group
Tf Group
25 / 25
DNA
Ta baseline
25 / 25
DNA
Tb baseline
25 / 25
DNA
Tc baseline
25 / 25
DNA
Td baseline
25 / 25
DNA
Te baseline
25 / 25
DNA
Tf baseline
TBD Derrinvoher / Derrinweer
Fenagh
Barony of
Rosclogher

TBD
(McTiernan to McTurnan)
Gortermone
Barony of
Drumahaire
TBD
Co
Leitrim?















John
1782







Hugh *  1809-1880 = Mary Glennon
John
<1825


Francis



Thomas 1845-1886
Patrick 1852 - 1903
William
Glennan
1853
Hugh
1845

James
Julius
Charles
c. 1855


John *
1824-
James
McTereny

John  Thomas  1874
William
1870-1934
Harold
Edward
John
Hubert
William
Glennan
1886
Hugh*
1865
Samuel
Ashley
Frank

Hugh A.
1857-1938
Michael
1873
John Keith
1907 - 1982
Selwyn
Thomas
1906
Lynn Sylvester
1901-
Bernard = Gywladys Calnan
1913                             
Leo
Allan
Douglas
Oscar
Glennan
Hugh
1896

William
Willard
John George
John*
David
Edward
1896-
Michael
Francis
Peter
Moya
Deidr
1941
Leo
1934
Neville
William
1933-
Kevin
Valerie
Patricia
Grant
Anthony

John
Dennis

David Bruce
(AU)
1954
Richard
Patrick
135598
Nicholas
Trevor
James
Margaret
Donoghoe

Hugh
1924

William
Randy
Dan John
Frank
1935
117676



Jacqueline
Myles
James
William
Francis
-1944
Erit
1929
Ed
Adrian
106134
Michael
Jenni
Scott
(AU)
639
Kim
Anthony



Bradley &
Matthew

Lachlan,
Wesley &
Cameron
Kristie
Tenille &
Hamish Liam

Campbell
&
Madeline
Nicholas
Michael
Glennan
Donoghoe
John
(USA)
635
Chris
Lee
31886

Kim Selina
Tanner
Myles
James
187076

Colin+
192960

























Eng
Australia
USA
Iraq USA
USA
Eng
USA USA

DNA kit numbers in above chart are in Italic, other numbers are YOB. Perfect 25 / 25 matches are in red and are the baseline for their specific DNA group
All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. Last row is tester's location at the time of the test
Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800. * = immigrant
the blue +  above is for Colin who is a 23 / 25 match with Mike-UK in the T Group

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800

9 of the 14 in the T 2 Group baseline of the 23 total Ancestor lines in the T 2 Group
25 / 25 DNA Match
T 2 baseline

Co Sligo TBD Drumahaire (T) TBD TBD
TBD /
Canada
Greaghnafarna
Killanummery
parish

Drumahaire (T)
Co Leitrim


























Teddy / Thady
c 1800
Patrick
1836







James* = Mary Welsh
1826-                     
John
c 1866
Bernard*
c 1855



Michael
McTearnen
Owen Terrence
James = Sarah Jennings
1863                       
John
1893
Bernard Sr.
1885
Bernard William James
1898

Hugh

Patrick


Michael
1921 
John
1899-
WWI

William = Charlotte
1888-  Phillips 
        
Tom
Harold Joseph
1904-     
Geoff
3435
Bernard Jr.
1917
2145
Bernard
Eugene
David
John
John
Wilson
1928
Eugene Robert Leo
Eugene
128783
Mary
**

Michael
Eugene

Frederick
James
1920-1996

Ken
1927
Peter
1936-
Dave
Sue
Calvert
Bernard
III
KevinM
170332
Max
1973
71428
Jim-SP
155834
Eugene Tim
327535

Michael
Anne
Conlon


Barry
201474
Dean

David
Mike-Eng
172135
Edith
Ann
Maynard
Peter
Geraldine
Paul






Joseph





Owen





David-soc


Duncan
Phil
Layton


Eng USA Eng Eng USA USA
Erin
Erin
Middlesbrough England
DNA kit numbers in above chart are in Italic, other numbers are YOB. Perfect 25 / 25 matches are in red and are the baseline for the T2 DNA group All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. Last row is tester's location at the time of the test. Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800. * = immigrant.  ** see 164166.  Scardan townland above is no longer listed in Killarga parish

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800
5 of the 14 in the T 2 Group baseline of the 23 total Ancestor lines in the T 2 Group
25 / 25 DNA Match
T 2 baseline

Bargowla

Manorhamilton
Scardan
>
Mullaghmore







John = Mary Rodden
c 1810                      


James * = Bridget Donnelly
10-5-1838                       

John Joseph *
1852-1887

John Francis = Jennie Killian
1-28-1873                          
George Steven
1881-

Henry
1904
John Francis
1895      
James
Edward
1914 
George
1909-1953
William S.  I
1911       
Gerald John
1906-
Bartholomew
1863-1933
Don
Mike
Sr.
John Francis
blackjack
1920
Ronnie
Goldberg
Dennis
Judy
William S. II
John Gerald
1935-
Frank
-1993
Matt
Mike-PA
175937
Craig
John
Patrick
Dennis
Eugene
Brian-MD
William S. III
Jerry
251863
John
Gerald
James
Michael-S
310360
Alice
Brennan



Mike
SeanJ
Adam
282944



Cassidy




Brandon
330351
Orla
Bob
USA
USA Erin
USA
DNA kit numbers in above chart are in Italic, other numbers are YOB. Perfect 25 / 25 matches are in red and are the baseline for the T2 DNA group All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. Last row is tester's location at the time of the test. Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800. * = immigrant.  Jerry Mack Rd, Ocean City, MD is named after Jerry McTernan, the grandfather of Jerry McTernan 251863 above.   Scardan townland above is no longer listed in Killarga parish

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800

9 of the remaining 23 Ancestor lines of the T2 Group (non baseline), with a 23 or 24 match to the baseline (except Dan-W with 22/25)
T2a
Group
baseline
24 / 25
DNA Match
24 / 25
DNA Match
24 / 25
DNA Match
24 / 25
DNA Match
23 / 25
DNA Match
23 / 25
DNA Match
23 / 25
DNA Match
23 / 25
DNA Match
22 / 25
DNA Match
24 / 25
DNA
Match
24 / 25
DNA
Match
TBD Drumahaire (T) TBD
Killeen, Kilmore or Drumkeel in Killargue parish
then Lisgavneen

Corglancy Co Leitrim Co Leitrim Drumshanbo
Parish
Killaunmmery



Farrell
1710-10-8-1781








? McTiernan c 1745








? McTiernan c 1780








Michael
c 1810

Owen
c 1795


?  = Elizabeth
 1817-



James*
Hugh F.
1846

Bryan
1829
James*
1858
James A James
1846-1885

Cornelius Patrick
c 1875
Henry
Francis
Charles
1889
Hugh*
1887
James
Hugh
c 1882
Beatrice
c 1885
Patrick*
1873
John*
1876
Terrence
1884
John*
1880
James A James Percy
1878
James
Daniel
Francis
John
Patrick
1905
Henry
Francis
Martin
1921
Charles
Hugh
J. (Bos)
1918
James
1922
John
Duggan
1899
Bridget
Duggan
1900
Mary
c. 1896
John
c. 1897
2 kids
b. MA
Bernard Edward Francis
James
1918
James A James
1914-1989
Patrick
James
John
Daniel
Francis
John
Patrick
1940
SeanM
261248
Philip
146792
Kevin
-mus
134142

Cathal
Chris
Holly
Dr
Anne





Sarah
Murphy
Michael
(Eng)
5449
Paul
Edwin
73917
Jim (P) +
63418
Andy
1950-
Patsy
121177
Seamus
Norbert
Greg
149593
Adam
Patrick
19343
Simon

Jarlath
Kevin
-IL

Amanda
McClain
Rachel
Tompa





Michelle
Gerard

Matt

Dan-W +
187077


Nigel
261247
Canada
England USA
Eng
Erin USA
England
USA USA England Erin
DNA kit numbers in above chart are in Italic, other numbers are YOB.  All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. Last row is tester's location at the time of the test. Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800. * = immigrant.  The red +  in the above grid is a 24 / 25 DNA match to each other. Nigel & Patsy only match 24 / 25 but as they are 1st cousins they become the baseline of the T2a Group.


The McTernan family history from Tullycorka written by Brother Gerald McTernan shows that he is related to Jim (NJ). Leo, Eoghan, Jim (MA), Jim (NJ), John W., Cathal and Scott (CO) match 25 / 25. John L., Cindi, Jim, Maryellen and Kathy are related to Scott (CO). The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800.  Cathal's grandfather, James 1876-, had four additional siblings, Patrick, Bridget, Ellen & Mary Gaffney, nee McTiernan


9 in the T 3 Group baseline of the 15 total Ancestor lines of the T 3 Group
25 / 25 DNA Match
T 3 baseline



Kilcoosy?

TBD
Co Roscommon
>

Tullycorka
Tap / Ummeryroe
Co Sligo

Cleenaghoo then
Aghatawny Upper
then
Ballinamore Town
Oughteragh Parish
Cleenaghoo then
Ballinamore Town
Oughteragh Parish

Ardmeenan then
Ballinamore Town
Oughteragh
Parish









widow Tiernan


Thaddeus

Phelim
<1800

James Tierney
1813

Terrence
c 1800

Phelim
1789

Patrick = Mary
c 1815-1885             

Lawrence = Bridget Earley
c 1810-                   
James
J.

William*
1846-
Patrick
<1836

Myles
Elim
Owen
Tierney*
1864

James
Joseph*
1837

Thomas
1829
Michael
1838
Thomas
1837
James = Ellen Stringer
c. 1842                      
Patrick  = Mary Dwyer
           c. 1839                                

Law-
rence
*
1842
John* = Mary Elcock
1846-1911
James
S. *

William
John
1882-
James
1856

Patrick
1859

Patrick
James
Tierney

Patrick*
1861

Michael
Joseph*
1875

Tom
1867
Ed
John
Joseph
1879
Pat James = Mary Anne Flynn
1876                           

Francis
1874
John = Mary
1869-1931         


Joseph
Elcock
1883-1917
James
Michael
c. 1885
Francis
X.

Edwin
Thomas
1906-
James*
1897

Felix*
1904

Michael
1905*
Robert
McTiernan
Sir
Edward

Joseph
1920

Tom
1911
Wini-
fred

Sean
1919
Michael Gerry
1916
Tony
1919
Cathal
1921
Helena James
Patrick
*
1911

Pat
1902

John
1907

Michael
the Bull
1906

John H Joseph
Edward
James
Michael

John
W

31885

Edwin
John
201472
John
1934

Jim
(NJ)

1010

John
Kevin
Bob & Francis
Maureen
Hatch

Jim
(MA)

9497


Leo
21151

Phyllis
Mary
Ann
Orrico

Eoghan
1958
636
Austin Gerry
Ann
David
1970
Cathal
1958
117675
Austin
Quinn

Kevin
Patrick
1945

Gary
James,
Padraig,
Seamus

Tom
Des-
mond
Joe
John
1950

John R Mary
Ellen
Fargey
Scott
(CO)

5451

Adam

Brian
1971


Trent
John



Kaylie





John Felim Gerard
Barry




Sean
-SF
135597




Des-
mond



Cindi Kathy Bill




























John N


USA USA
USA
Aus
USA
Aus USA
Eng Erin Erin USA Erin
Aus
USA
DNA kit numbers at the bottom are in Italic, other numbers are YOB. Perfect 25 / 25 matches are in red and are the baseline for the T3 DNA Group. All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. Last row is tester's location at the time of the test. Ancestors in the light colored row were born c. 1800-. * = immigrant.  Michael, c 1840, was another son of Lawrence, c 1810-  in the above grid in Scott (CO)'s line and had a son, Lawrence, 1869-1904 who died in Brooklyn, NY.     John, 1869-, in Sean-SF line had a total of 12 kids, only 4 showing above.  Megan and Shannon are Sean-SF's sisters. 

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800

6 of the 15 remaining Ancestor lines of the T 3 Group (non baseline), with a 23 or 24 match to the baseline
24 / 25
DNA Match
24 / 25
DNA Match

24 / 25
DNA Match
23 / 25
DNA Match
23 / 25
DNA Match
23 / 25
DNA Match
Killargue parish
then
Greaghnaglogh
Lavaur
?
Drumshanbo
Parish
Co
Leitrim
Drumreilly parish /
Knocks
/ Glebe
Bellanagh
Co Cavan






Seamey
c 1780



Michael
c 1779

James
1806
William I


Hugh
c 1809

Patrick
1846
William II
1846


Hugh
c 1845

John*
1897
James Augustine I
Martyn
Peter
Edward *
1879
Michael
*
Patrick
Joe
1028
Margaret James Augustine II
Francis
1909
Lawrence
1914
Charles Edward 1918
638
**
John
Francis

John-
bld

Kevin Jim Murphy Jim III
122584
Paul-UK
171484
Lary-CT
175938
Charles
Gary
164167
**
Jeff
Kevin

Jack
Joseph
7-1-2011-




Chris
Michael-
law
Stephen



Erin
USA USA
Eng
USA USA
USA
DNA kit numbers at the bottom are in Italic, other numbers are YOB.  All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. Last row is tester's location at the time of the test. Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800. A ** in the above grid are a perfect DNA match to each other. * = immigrant


The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800

Ancestor lines of the T3c, T3b & T3a Groups
While still in their own distinct genetic DNA Group, David (NJ), Cathal-NI, John C.  7 JohnV are 22 / 25, JohnEN is a 21 / 25 match, Gus is a 21 / 25 and  Ed (NJ) is a 20 / 25  match with the T3 baseline
3 in the T3c Group
T3b 5 in the T3a Group
24 / 25 Ed (NJ) & Kevin, 23 / 25 Ed (NJ) & JoeT
DNA Match
T 3c Group
25 / 25
DNA Match
T 3b baseline
25 / 25
DNA Match
T 3a baseline
24 / 25
DNA Match
T 3a baseline
Tulcon Strokestown
Co Roscommon
Gubveeney
/ Blacklion
Co Cavan

Scotland
TBD
Corratavy Co Sligo? Gortermone,
Killarga parish
Drumahaie
(T)





































Bernard
Tiernan
<1846

Michael
1845



James
*
1834

Martin
c 1814


Francis?
Francis*
1876
Patrick
Thomas Edward
1880


Charles

James
1859

Charles
1844-1983


Francis
c. 1866


Maurice
1922

Patrick
Edward
Michael
1916

Farrell
Patrick


James
1890
Martin
1892
James
Charles
Kevin
1901
John
Vincent
John
Charles
James
1908

Patrick
Patrick
Charles
Michael
Ed (NJ)
8723
Nancy
(DC)
JoeT
307245
Kevin
-CN
171485
Ken
Helene
Berna
-dette

Farrell
Ramsey

David
(NJ)

1920
2392
Joe
John C.
637

Kevin
-tax
John
Vincent

Cathal
1936
Paddy
John








Deirdre
Mullen


Gus

8724

Jim

Mark
John
V
293153

Cathal
-NI

243949


JohnEN
310361

















Ryan


USA Erin
Canada
Erin Zimbabwe
Africa
USA
Erin
USA
Erin
USA Northern
Ireland
DNA kit numbers at the bottom are in Italic, other numbers are YOB. Perfect 25 / 25 matches are in red and are the baseline for their specific DNA Group.
All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. Last row is tester's location at the time of the test
. Ancestors in the light colored row in the above
grid were born c. 1800. * = immigrant. JohnEN and Cathal-NI are related. 

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800
Ancestor lines of the T3e & T3d Groups
While still in their own distinct genetic DNA Group, Sean, Paul-NI & Thady are
 a 20 / 25 and
JohnL is a 19 / 25 and Peter is a 17 / 25 match with the T3 baseline
T3e
4 in the T3d Group
25 / 25
DNA Match
T 3e baseline
23 / 25 & 22 / 25
DNA Match
T 3d Group
25 / 25
DNA Match
T 3d baseline
Drumshanbo
Parish
Moneyduff, > Gleneige,
> Mulkaun,Conray
Gleneige









Stephen
<1800


Michael
Terence*
1826-
1884
Ann
1834

Charles
1830
Laughlin
1808
Martin Bryan = McGovern
1808                   
James
Michael = Mary Devaney
1837                    
Stephen
Terence
1859-
1921




Garrett
1860
Patrick = O'Conor
1854                  
Bryan = Gavany
1851              
little
Patrick
Patrick = Anne
                   Connally
James = Kate
    1878      Egan   
Stephen
Terence
1901-
1953






Michael
1894


Patrick
1891

Thomas
1897
Patrick Mick
Jim
1920

Michael
Peter
1932
138619





Thady +
138618
Charles
Paddy
Pascal Theresia
Levis
Patrick James
PJ
1932
Patrick
-2001
Maureen

Paul-NI
180027
Siobhan
Porter

Mark
1957







Pascal
JohnL +
269707
Sean +
128784


Eoin
Marrianne
& Genevieve

Michael










Caitriona Ciaran





Wakefield
England


Erin

Erin
Erin
USA
Erin
Erin
Northern
Ireland
Eng
DNA kit numbers at the bottom are in Italic, other numbers are YOB. Perfect 25 / 25 matches are in red and are the baseline for their specific DNA Group.
All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. Last row is tester's location at the time of the test
. Ancestors in the light colored row in the above
grid were born c. 1800. * = immigrant. + Sean above relates to Thady and JohnL. 

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800Warren in the T4 DNA Group is in the Q Haplogroup. 

Ancestor line of the T4 Group
Ancestor line of the T5 Group
Ancestor line of the T6 Group



T4 Group
T 5 Group
T 6 Group
25 / 25
DNA Match
T 4 baseline
25 / 25
DNA Match
T 5 baseline
25 / 25
DNA Match
T 6 baseline
TBD
Raloo,
Co Antrim





David
Alexander
1730


John


William
1819


James
1859

John B
Samuel
Charles
Warren
Harold
John
Warren
251864
James
Roy

Clay
313992
Roy
Joe-NY
201475
Colleen
Ryall





USA
USA
USA

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800

MacTighernans & their ancestors that should want to do the DNA test
1st table of 12 of 49 MacTighernans yet to be tested
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Greaghnafarna, Killanummery Parish
/ Mullagh

Leonagh
Sweetwood /
Killavoggy
Sweetwood
Lower

Lavaur
TBD Drumahaire
(T)

Drumahaire
(T)

TBD

Co Leitrim


Co
Roscommon
TBD




































Bartholomew = Mary Kelly
  c 1800                                        

Mary
McTernan
1800


William




James
c 1800
James
c 1800


Barth-
olomew

Patrick = Anne Gallagher
1840-                                      
John
Felix
McGovern

Michael
Patrick
Myles


Patrick*
1827-
Michael
1830


John
6-24-1872--

+ 9 kids
Mike
John
Jimmy
Jamsey
Maria
Daly
1883
Patrick
1870
James
John
McGovern

Peter
c 1860
John
Mike* Hugh*
1887

Walter
I
Patrick
H
1863-
John
Henry
1855-
Henry
Patrick
Charles
1855-

Maureen
1915-2008

John /
Michael

Terry
Kevin /
Michael
Bridget
Conlon
Patrick
Joseph
Daly
Catherine
Staley
1912

John
Bridget
Mary
1909
Mary
Ellen
Traynor
Ben
McGovern
Alice
1907
Bridget
1896
John
Katherine
Bradley

Willie
Hugh
Joseph
1888


Walter
II

Charles C.
1882-
William
Francis
1895-
Leo
Joseph






Kevin
Conlon
Mick
Daly
Patt Ann
Patterson
John
Michael
Margaret
Fowley
Arthur
Martin
Traynor

Ben
McGovern


Gerry
Shea
1926
John
P.
1924-


daug?



Walter
III

Donald
1919-2002
William
Francis
1922-
Francis
Matt







Amanda
Krisco

Clodagh
Monk
Mary
Traynor

Gwen
Brogdon
Steve
Nocita
Gerry
Shea



Rita
Jason
Helder
Brennan
(NJ)
Phil
Ed
Jim
-
FL

Angelina
Lequand
Regina
Bellier
William
Francis
(OK)
Gerald,
James,
John
Robert
Charles
Theresia
Staron
























Frederic
& Oliver
Maureen,
Caroline
& Sabine
Michael
Patrick



Erin
Eng
USA Eng
Eng
USA USA USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
France
USA
USA
Any female MacTighernans listed above must have a male relative with the surname of MacTighernan do the DNA test
In the French line above, Patrick, 1827-, had a brother Charles, 1839-, that came to the USA  All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted.
2nd last row would be tester's location at the time of the test
Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800. * = immigrant


Charles C. McTernan, 1882--, in the above grid was the founder of The McTernan School, Waterbury, CT whose male line may be extent.  Gwen Brogdon's McTernan line comes from the townlands of Killavoggy and Sweetwood Lower in Co Leitrim which are two of the townlands that were owned by Rory's McTernan family that originated in Sweetwood, Co Leitrim then Mountallen, Co Roscommon then Heapstown, Co Sligo.  Maria Daly above had 8 kids.

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800

MacTighernans & their ancestors that should want to do the DNA test
2nd table of 13 of 49 MacTighernans yet to be tested
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Drumahaire
(T)
TBD
TBD
Drumahaire
(T)
TBD
Ballinamore
TBD
Drumshanbo
Drumkerrin
TBD
TBD
Kilcoosy
Ballintogher
Co Sligo














































Thomas
1815


Patrick
c 1820


James
McTernan






Michael*
1843
John*
c1846


Mary
Flynn
1842

Hugh
Tierney
Hugh
Tierney






William
1878
Tom Mike


Anne
Norton*
1869

Hugh
Tierney
1868
Hugh
Tierney
1868






Gerard





Catherine
Sheridan
1904

Ellen
Trainer
Ellen
Trainer


Ted
John
Tripp
John*
Roger
Sister
Regina



Douglas
Barbara
John-
Elm
Ann
Delmore
1930
Mike
-LA
Eileen
Santen
Eileen
Santeen
Joseph
John
-w
Ted
Joe
Garrett
JohnT
190362
Roger




Dillon


Ellen
Romagnoli
Wooton
Erin
Erin
Tim /
Willie













Mark
Romagnoli
(Scranton)




USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
Canada
Canada
/ Erin
Any female MacTighernans listed above must have a male relative with the surname of MacTighernan do the DNA test
All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. 2nd last row would be tester's location at the time of the test
Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800. * = immigrant


The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800

MacTighernans & their ancestors that should want to do the DNA test
3rd table of 12 of 49 MacTighernans yet to be tested
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
Drumkeeran TBD
Manorhamilton Manorhamilton or Co Sligo
Scotland
Co Leitrim TBD
Co Cork
TBD Co Sligo
TBD TBD







































Andrew













James
Patrick



Peter
1855-1932

Michael




John
James

James

Thomas
Joe
Pat
Joseph
James
Patrick
Francis
Elizabeth
Margaret
Henderson
Gordon
David


Michael
1878-1934


George
Jackie



John
Tom
Kirsten
Michelle
Laurence


Joe
Thomas
1929-
Francis
Jim


Gordon
David


Helen
1917-1972

Joe Dave Michael






Sinead
son
son



Thomas
-UK


Richard
2 sons,
1 daughter
Liz



Wenona
Suydam
Peter
John
Archie
Young
Sam
210637


Katrina
Leigh
Michael
-STV
Dave
Jayne
Ron
John
Pol
Neil

















Peter














England England England
Sweden
Eng
Scotland
USA
USA
USA Scotland
Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland Scotland
Aus
Aus
Any female MacTighernans listed above must have a male relative with the surname of MacTighernan do the DNA test
All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. 2nd last row would be tester's location at the time of the test
Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800 * = immigrant. Cormac was also known as John


The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800 9999
MacTighernans & their ancestors that should want to do the DNA test
4th table of 6 of 49 MacTighernans yet to be tested
38
39
40
41
42
43
Drumshanbo
Parish
Drumahaire
TBD
Miskaun
Gort-
nacorkoge

TBD






















Charles
James
1871





John
Joe
1900-1966

Thomas


Martin
John
1941-2005

John
Patrick

Padraig
Frank
-2013
Paul
-C
312141
Gerry
Moira
Kevin

Carl
(airport)
son









Erin
Erin
Erin
Erin
Erin
Erin
Any female MacTighernans listed above must have a male relative with the surname of MacTighernan do the DNA test
All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. 2nd last row would be tester's location at the time of the test
Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800 * = immigrant. Cormac was also known as John

The symbol "<" is an event that occurred before that year and a ">" is an event that occurred after that year, e.g. <1800 means born before 1800
MacTighernans & their ancestors that should want to do the DNA test
5th table of 6 of 49 MacTighernans yet to be tested
44
45
46
47
48
49
TBD
Co Leitrim
Co Leitrim
TBD
TBD TBD










































Ramon Veira McTiernan
SeanSP
Paul
John Anthony
Conor
Dave
Spain
Spain
New Zealand
Norway
Japan
Switzerland

All townlands above are in Co Leitrim unless otherwise noted. 2nd last row would be tester's location at the time of the test. Ancestors in the light colored row in the above grid were born c. 1800. * = immigrant.  Ramon's mother is a McTiernan


Known Townland of Origin for the McTernans / McTiernans / MacTiernans / McKiernans in the DNA test
Perfect 25 / 25 matches have a red background and are the baseline for each of the 18 DNA groups with each group in their own color
Individual, kit # & DNA group
Townland
of Origin
County
Barony Civil
parish
Catholic
parish
Dioceses P L U Probate
District

Registrar
District
1911 Census
District

Electoral
Division
Mark McTernan 673 T
Martin McTiernan
3713 T
Leonagh
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Killarga
Killargue
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Drumahaire Belhavel
Michael (CN) McTernan 3436 T
TBD








?
Rory MacTiernan 1029 T
Sweetwood
Mountallen

Heapstown
Lyonstown
Leitrim
Roscommon
Sligo
Roscommon
Drumahaire
Boyle
Tirerrill
Boyle
Killanummery
Kilronan
Kilmacallen
Ardcarne
Killanummery
Kilronan
Riverstown
Cootehall
Ardagh
Elphin
Elphin
Elphin
Manorhamilton
Boyle
Sligo
Boyle
Ballina
Taum
Ballina
Taum
Drumahaire
Keadew
?
Keadew
Belhavel
Aghafin

Lakeview
Crossna
Thomas (CA) McTernan 17363 T
TBD Cavan Tullyhaw
Killinagh
Killinagh
Kilmore
Enniskillen
Cavan

?
John (ST) McTernan 49265 T
TBD








?
Tony McTiernan 106135 T
Tullynacross
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Killarga Killargue Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Killarga
John-P McTiernan 134141 T
Moneenatieve
Leitrim Drumahaire Killarga Killargue Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire
St. Patrick's
John-Rev McTernan 149591 T

----
Ardvoley in
Beagh / Killavoggy
Roscommon
---
Leitrim
---
Drumahaire
---
Killanummery
---
Killanummery
---
Ardagh
---
Manorhamilton
---
Ballina
---
Drumahaire
?
----
Garvagh
Hugh-K McKiernan 158701 T
Scotland







?
Gerard McTernan 170331 T
Killavoggy
Leitrim Drumahaire Killanummery Killanummery Ardagh Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Garvagh
Terry McTernan 303655 T
Scotland









Michael McTiernan 674 T + 1
Sheskin
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Killarga
Killargue
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Drumahaire Cloonlougher
Jim (CA) McTiernan 646 T + 1
Derryvalannagher
Glebe
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Inishmagrath
Inishmagrath
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Drumkerran
Mahanagh
Jim McTiernan - SGL 149592 T + 1
Drumahaire (T)
Leitrim
Drumahaire Drumlease
Drumlease
(Drumahaire)
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Drumahaire
Cloonlougher
Tom McTernan 640 T + 1
Curry
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Killarga
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Drumahaire Belhavel
John-con McTernan 164166 T + 1
Corcusconny
Leitrim Drumahaire Killanummery Killanummery
/ Ballintogher
Ardagh Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Drumahaire
Martin-Red McTernan 313991 T + 1
Friarstown Leitrim Drumahaire Killanummery Killanummery Ardagh Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Drumahaire
Mike-UK McTernan 155833 T + 1 Beagh Leitrim Drumahaire Killanummery Killanummery Ardagh Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Garvagh
Pat Joe McTernan 282943 T + 1
Morerah
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Drumlease
Drumlease
(Drumahaire)
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Drumahaire
Lurganboy
David (CN) McTiernan 49264 T + 1
Bob McTiernan (CN) 85141 T + 1
Douglas McTiernan 5450 T + 2
Killarney Lakes
Kerry
Magunihy Killarney Glenflesk
Ardfert &
Aghadoe
Killarney Cork

?
Mick McTernan 164138 T + 2
Caddagh
Glebe

Leitrim Drumahaire Killanummery Killanummery Ardagh Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Garvagh
Sean-sol McTernan 128785 T + 2
Noel McTernan 243950 T + 2
Doonkelly
The Manor
FiveMile Bourne
Leitrim Drumahaire Drumlease Drumahaire Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Sramore
Michael (NJ) McTiernan 85140 T + 2 TBD
Scotland ?






?
Larry McTernan 26554 T + 2 Drumahaire (T)
Leitrim
Drumahaire Drumlease Drumlease Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire
Drumahaire
Gene McTiernan 9498 T + 3 *
TBD
Leitrim






?
Scott (AU) McTiernan 639 T a
Richard McTernan 135598 T a
Derrinvoher
/ Derrinweer
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Inishmagrath
Inishmagrath
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Drumkerran
Drumkeeran
Adrian McTiernan 106134 T a
TBD








?
John (USA) McTernan 635 T b
Fenagh
Leitrim
Rosclogher
Killasnet
Killasnet
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Lurganboy
Glenade
Sgt. Chris McTurnan 31886 T c
TBD








?
John Frank McTernan 117676 T d
Gortermone Leitrim Drumahaire Killarga Drumlease
(Drumahaire)
Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Cloonlagher
Myles McTernan 187076 T e
TBD









Colin McTernan 192960 T f

Leitrim?







Groffrey McTernan 3435 T2
Bernard McTernan Jr. 2145 T2
Max McTernan 71428 T2
Eugene McTernan 128783 T2
Jim-SP McTiernan 155834 T2
Mike-Eng McTiernan 172135 T2
TBD
TBD
TBD
Greaghnafarna
TBD
TBD
Sligo
--?--
--?--
Leitrim
-?--
-?-
?
?
?
Drumahaire
-?-
-?-
?
?
?
Killanummery
-?-
-?-
?
?
?
Killanummery
-?-
-?-
?
?
?
Ardagh
-?-
-?-
?
?
?
Manorhamilton
-?-
-?-
?
?
?
Ballina
-?-
-?-
?
?
?
Drumahaire
-?-
-?-
?
?
?
Yugan
-?-
-?-
Mike-PA McTernan 175937 T2
SeanJ McTernan 282944 T2
Bargowla
Leitrim
Drumaharie
Inishmagrath Inishmagrath Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumkerran Arigna
KevinM Murphy 170332 T2
Drumahaire (T)
Leitrim Drumahaire Drumlease Drumlease Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Drumahaire
Jerry McTernan 251863 T2
Brandon McTernan 330351 T2
Manorhamilton
Leitrim Drumahaire
/ Rosclogher
Cloonclare
/ Kilasnet
Manorhamilton
/ Killasnet
Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Manorhamilton Manorhamilton
Barry McTernan 201474 T2
Drumahaire (T) Leitrim Drumahaire Drumlease Drumlease Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Drumahaire
Michael-S McTernan 310360 T2
Scardan
----
Mullaghmore

Leitrim
Drumahaire
Killarga
Killargue
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Drumahaire
Cloonlougher
---
Drumkeeran
Tim 327535 T2
TBD









Adam McTiernan 19343 T2 + 1
Drumahaire (T) Leitrim Drumahaire Drumlease Drumlease
Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina
Drumahaire Drumahaire
Greg McTiernan 149593 T2 + 1 TBD









SeanM McTernan 261248 T2 + 1
TBD









Philip McTernan 146792 T2 + 1
+++++++
Kevin-mus McTernan 134142 T2 + 2
+++++
Hugh (Bos)
Dr Anne McTiernan
Drumkeel / Lisgarveen
/ Killeen / Kilmore
Leitrim Drumahaire Killarga /
Killanummery /
Drumlease
Killargue /
Killanummery
& Killerry /
Drumlease
(Drumahaire)
Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Belhavel /
Drumkeeran
/
Drumahaire /
Yugan
Paul McTiernan 73917 T2 + 2 TBD
Leitrim







?
Michael (Eng) McTiernan 5449 T2 + 2
Corglancey Leitrim Drumahaire Killanummery Killanummery Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Killanummery
Jim (P) McTernan 63418 T2 + 2
TBD
Leitrim






?
Dan - W McTiernan 187077 T2 + 3
TBD
Leitrim Drumahaire Kiltoghert Drumshanbo Ardagh Carrick-on-Shannon Cavan Drumshanbo Barnameenagh
Patsy McTiernan 121177  T2 a
Nigel McTiernan 261247 T2 a
Killanummery Leitrim Drumahaire Killanummery Killanummery Ardagh Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Killanummery
Peter McTiernan 138619 T3 e TBD Leitrim Leitrim Kiltoghert Drumshanbo Ardagh Carrick-on-Shannon Cavan Drumshanbo ?
Sean McTernan 128784 T3 d
Gleneige
Glencar
Newtown
Manor
Leitrim Drumahaire Drumlease Drumlease Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Sramore
Paul-NI McTernan 180027 T3 d
Gleneige Leitrim Drumahaire Drumlease
Drumahaire Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Drumahaire
Thady McTernan 138618 T3 d + 2
JohnL McTiernan 269707 T3 d + 3 *
Moneyduff
----
Gleneige
---
Mulkaun
----
Conray
Leitrim Drumahaire
---
Drumahaire
---
Drumahaire
---
Roscloghe
Drumlease
---
Drumlease
-----
Drumlease
---
Killasnet
Drumlease
(Drumahaire)
--
Drumahaire
---
Drumlease
(Drumahaire)
---
Killasnet
Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Sramore
----
Sramore
----
Glencar












JoeT Tiernan 190362 T3 c
Strokestown
Bellanamullia
Roscommon
Roscommon
Bumlin
Strokestown
Elphin
Strokestown
Tuam
?
Athlone
west
Ed (NJ) McTiernan 8723 T3 c
Tulcon
Leitrim Mohill
Cloon
Cloon
Ardagh
Mohill
Cavan
Mohil Drumard
Kevin-CN McTiernan 171485 T3 c
Gubaveeny
----
Blacklion
Cavan Tullyhaw Killinagh Killinagh Kilmore Enniskillen Cavan ?
Killinagh
Gus McTiernan 8724 T3 b
TBD
Scotland ?







JohnV McTernan  293153 T3 a
TBD
Sligo?








David (NJ) McTernan 2392 T3 a
TBD









John C. McTernan 637 T3 a Corratavy Leitrim Drumahaire Killarga Killargue Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumkerran Belhavel
Cathal-NI McTernan 243949 T3 a  +
Gortermone Leitrim Drumahaire Killarga Drumlease
(Drumahaire)
Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Cloonlougher
JohnEN McTernan 310361 T3 a  +
Drumahaire (T)
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Killanummery
Killanummery
Ardagh
Manorhamilton
Ballina Drumahaire Drumahaire
Gary McTiernan 164167 T3 + 2
Bellananagh
Cavan
Clanmahon
Kilmore
Carrick-Finea
Ardagh
Cavan
Cavan
?
?
Charles Edward McTiernan 638 T3 + 2
Knocks / Glebe
Leitrim
Carrigallen
Drumreilly
Drumreilly Lower
Kilmore
Bawnboy
Cavan
Ballinamore
Garadice
Lary-CT McTiernan 175938 T3 + 2
TBD
Leitrim








Paul-UK McTiernan 171484 T3 + 1
TBD
Leitrim Leitrim Killoghert
Drumshanbo Ardagh Carrick-on-Shannon Cavan Drumshanbo ?
Joe McTiernan 1028 T3 + 1
Greaghnaglogh Leitrim Drumahaire Inishmagrath Inishmagrath Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumkerran Mahanagh
Jim McTiernan III 122584 T3 + 1
Lavaur ?
Leitrim Leitrim Killoghert Murhann /
Drumshanbo
Ardagh Carrick on
the Shannon
Cavan Drumshanbo Barnameenagh
Edwin John  McTiernan 201472 T 3
TBD









John W McTiernan 31885 T 3
Kilcoosy Leitrim Drumahaire Drumlease Drumahaire Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Drumahaire
Jim (MA) McTiernan 9497 T 3
Tap
Sligo Tirerrill Shancough
Geevagh
Elphin
Boyle Ballina

Ballynashee
Leo McTiernan 21151 T 3
Eoghan McTiernan 636 T 3
Ummeryroe
Sligo
Tirerrill
Shancough
Geevagh
Elphin
Boyle
Ballina

Shancough
Jim (NJ) McTernan 1010 T 3
Co Roscommon >
Tullycorka
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Inishmagrath
Inishmagrath
Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Drumkerran St. Patrick's
Cathal McTiernan 117675 T 3
Scott (CO) MacTiernan 9497 T 3
& Sean - SF McTiernan 135597 T 3
Ardmeenan
--------
Cleenaghoo
------
Aghatawny Upper

-----
Ballinamore Town
Leitrim Carrigallen Oughteragh Ballinamore Kilmore Bawnboy Cavan Ballinamore Garadice
---
Garadice
---
Ballinamore
---
Ballinamore
Warren McTiernan  1251864 T 4
TBD









Clay MacTarnaghan 313992 T 5
TBD
Artrim
Lower
Belfast
Raloo Larne Connor Larne Belfast

Joe-NY McTernan 201475 T 6
TBD









* = Gene has 3 mutations off the T Group baseline but all in the same Locus [category].  * = JohnL has 3 mutations off the T3d baseline but is related to Thady & Sean. Dan-W has 3 mutations off the T2 Group baseline with a 24 / 25 match to Jim-P in the T2 Group. + Cathal-NI and JohnEN are related. Warren in the T4 DNA Group is in the Q Haplogroup

Mark 673's & Martin 3713's townland of Leonagh, Co Leitrim is now in the Catholic sub parish of Creevelea as listed in the above chart. Back in time [c 1857 or before] Leonagh was in the Catholic Parish of Killargue. Leonagh lies on the shore of Belhavel Lake at the upper end of Killargue parish and is today a sub parish of Drumkerrin. [6-7-2001 letter from Padraic Cullen]. Mountallen, the family seat for Rory's family [kit 1029] is in Kilronan parish in Co Roscommon.

Townland of Origin for the McTernans / McTiernans / MacTiernans that have not yet taken the DNA test
Individual
& kit #
Townland
of Origin
County
Barony Civil
parish
Catholic
parish
Dioceses P L U Probate
District

Registrar
District
1911 Census
District
Electoral Div

Patt Patterson Greaghnafarna
----
Mullagh
Leitrim Drumahaire Killanummery Killanummery
-----
Drumlease
Ardagh Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Drumahaire
-----
Yugan

John-w McTernan
Drumahaire (T)
Leitrim Drumahaire Killanummery Killanummery Ardagh Manorhamilton Bellina Drumahaire Drumahaire
Gwen Brogdon Killavoggy /
Sweetwood Lower
Leitrim Drumahaire Killanummery Killanummery
& Killerry
Ardagh Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Garvagh /
Belhavel
Eileen Santen Kilcoosy Leitrim Drumahaire Drumlease Drumlease
(Drumahaire)
Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Drumahaire
Gerry Shea Lavaur Leitrim Leitrim Kiltoghert Murhann /
Drumshanbo
Ardagh Carrick-on-Shannon Cavan Drumshanbo Barnameenagh
JohnT Tiernan (190362)
Drumshanbo
(T)

Leitrim
Leitrim
Kiltoghert Murhann /
Drumshanbo
Ardagh Carrick-on-Shannon Cavan Drumshanbo Barnameenagh
John-Q McTiernan
& Barbara
Drumshanbo
(T)
Leitrim Leitrim Kiltoghert Murhann /
Drumshanbo
Ardagh Carrick-on-Shannon Cavan Drumshanbo Barnameenagh
Kevin-UK McTernan (Moira) TBD Leitrim Drumahaire Kiltoghert Drumshanbo Ardagh Carrick-on-Shannon Cavan Drumshanbo
Thomas-UK McTernan Manorhamilton Leitrim Drumahaire
/ Rosclogher
Cloonclare
/ Kilasnet
Manorhamilton
/ Killasnet
Kilmore Manorhamilton Bellina Manorhamilton Manorhamilton
Mary Traynor
Leonagh
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Killarga
Killargue Kilmore
Manorhamilton
Ballina
Drumahaire Belhavel
Sinead McTernan
Drumkeeran
Leitrim Drumahaire Killarga Killargue Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Drumkeeran
Paul-C McTernan (312141)
Gortnacorkoge
Leitrim
Drumahaire
Killargue
Killargue Kilmore Manorhamilton Ballina Drumahaire Belhavel
Frank's son
Miskaun
Leitrim
Carrigallen
Oughteragh
Ballinamore
Kilmore
Bawnboy
Cavan

Creaghglass
SeanSP McTernan TBD Leitrim







Tim or Willie McTiernan Ballintogher Sligo Tirerrill Killerry Killanummery
/ Killerry
Elphin Sligo Ballina
Ballintogher
Bill McTernan + MA TBD Roscommon







Sam McTernan (210637) TBD








Any female in the above grid must have a male relative with the surname of MacTighernan take the DNA test.

Gwen Brogdon's McTernan line is from the townlands of Killavoggy and Sweetwood Lower in Co Leitrim. Those two townlands were mentioned in the last Will of James McTernan of Heapstown and Mountallen, the ancestor of Rory MacTiernan. John-Rev's line comes from Killavoggy also. The latitude N 54.09.00 is the line running east to west along the north shore of Lough Allen in Co Leitrim.

The origins of the MacTighernans that know their townland of origin are between the latitudes of N 53.48.35 to N 54.19.50 and the longitudes of W 7.06.20 to W 8.43.48. The Geographic map showing the townland locations by longitude and latitude is at: http://mctiernan.com/McTmaps.htm The specific location in longitude and latitude of known townlands is detailed on this web site along with some early MacTighernan history: http://mctiernan.com/location.htm

This web site gives a very good view of the wider Irish DNA studies for 1750 Irish families. http://www.familytreedna.com/public/IrelandHeritage

The MacTighernan castle ruins is at this web site: http://mctiernan.com/castle.htm

A recent study by Brian Mcvoy was conducted at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, which found that a striking percent of men in Ireland (and quite a few in Scotland) share the same Y chromosome, suggesting that the 5th-century warlord known as "Niall of the Nine Hostages" may be the ancestor of one in 12 Irishmen. Niall established a dynasty of powerful chieftains that dominated the island for six centuries. The T3 Group baseline matches Niall's DNA 23 / 25 so they would descend from Niall, his uncle, his cousin or his brother. The remaining DNA groups in the MacTighernan study are not even close. Details are at this web site: http://www.familytreedna.com/matchnialltest.html

Several of the most recent MacTighernans tested have scored a higher number of mutations than previous testers, i.e. Gus in the T3b Group & Ed (NJ) in the T3c Group and Michael (Eng) in the T2 Group. Michael (Eng) had a 3 step mutation in locus 25 which is very unusual but loci 21 - 25 mutate more frequently than others. The problem here is that the last four loci have a different way of being tested. What looks like individual mutations can and most often are repeat mutations. This poses the problem of how to score the test and then secondarily how we relate to each other. FamilytreeDNA has published a web site that is based on mutation event differences which is a combination of both differences in loci and differences in mutations.

The mutation event difference takes into account false repeats in loci 464a-d that look like mutations but aren't. Michael (Eng)'s has a 3 loci difference with a total of 5 mutations from the T2 baseline. Off the FTdna web site Michael (Eng) shows an mutation event difference of 2 to his T2 baseline not a difference of 3 loci or 5 mutations. All but one of Michael (Eng)'s mutation activity is in the last 4 loci [464a-d] which is the most confusing to score. So I have changed all our scores on how we match up and relate to each other to reflect what the FTdna lab test site says they are. However, the raw scores have not been altered, being listed exactly as they have been reported.

This indicates that the MacTighernan testers have fallen into 18 unrelated, separate and distinct DNA groups that do not genetically relate. This is based on recent studies, where the FTdna lab now says that if you have a 2 mutation event difference [23/25] you still relate and the probability of a close relationship is good, however the results show mutations and therefore more time has elapsed between the common ancestor for yourself and the others that you match 23 / 25 or better. If your have a 3 mutation event difference [22/25] you probably do not relate and are outside of the closest DNA group. Both Scott (AU) and Gene are 3 event mutations off the T Group baseline. Scott (AU)'s 3 event mutations are spread over 3 different loci. Gene's on the other hand are all in one locus, locus # 1. Based on this and the lab's opinion that it is a radical mutation Gene is listed in the T Group whereas Scott (AU) is not. Scott (AU) forms his own separate DNA Group, Ta which is one of the 18 DNA groups.  Dan-W has 3 mutations off the T2 Group baseline but still is listed in the T2 group due to a 24 / 25 match with Jim-P who is in the T2 DNA Group.  Colin has a 3 event mutation off the T Group baseline and therefore forms his own DNA group, Tf.  Colin matches Mike-UK in the T Group  23 / 25.  JohnL has a 22 / 25 match to the T3d baseline but he is related to  Thady and to Sean who is in the T3d  baseline.

Chris McTurnan's scores are off 4 from the T Group baseline which genetically puts him outside of the T Group baseline. However, Chris does match Douglas 23 / 25 which means that he and Douglas genetically relate. Douglas is in the T Group and Chris's 4 mutations are among the 13 that have the highest frequency rate. So Chris may in fact be closer to the T Group baseline than the scores suggest but that has to be better understood. Being consistent until more is known.

The below grid has the raw test scores. The terms locus [loci is the plural of locus] and DYS all pretty much mean the same thing. I would just look at them as categories. DYS stands for: D = DNA, Y = Y-chromosome, S = (unique) segment. The DYS numbering scheme (e.g. DYS390, DYS394) for the Y-STR haplotype loci is controlled and administered by an international standards body called HUGO Human Gene Nomenclature Committee based at University College, London. DYS is the scientific allele number.

Each tester's scores are valid and differences are only considered mutations when contrasted to the baseline of their closest DNA group. As an example all testers that are listed as T + 1 or T + 2 are in the T Group but show mutations off of the T Group baseline by one or two. While the Ta, Tb, Tc, Td & Te testers are outside of the T Group baseline range and in their own specific group their mutations are still compared to the T Group baseline. The T3a through the T3e groups are outside the T3 Group baseline range as well and their mutations are also shown off the T3 Group baseline. All testers in the T2 Group likewise show mutations against the T2 Group baseline.  The T4 Group stands alone. 

Each individual's test results are matched and compared to the baseline of their closest specific DNA group and all the other MacTighernans. Those that have a perfect match i.e. 25 / 25 in their specific DNA group become part of the baseline of their DNA group. At this time nine of the 18 DNA groups have only one individual. Eoghan and Jim (NJ) both in the baseline of the T3 Group match each other on the 37 marker test, 36 / 37 which means they closely relate.

As stated earlier my goal is to map the genetic and geographic origins of all MacTighernans. If you are a close genetic match, 23 or 24 out of 25 markers with another MacTighernan in your DNA group you may have a lot of work to do to find the common ancestor but still you are on the right path. Also, the remaining question in our DNA test group is if one of us is off a specific baseline by 3 or 4 mutations or rather mutation events which implies that you are in a whole separate and distinct DNA group and you do not genetically relate to that baseline or your common ancestor is well beyond 2000 years or 70 generations back in time then that leaves the question of how we all ended up with identical surnames, if surnames only began in the year 1120. A guess is that way back in time before surnames came into use there existed in or around Cos Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo or Cavan a tribe or clan whose leader was called MacTighernan.

In Gaelic, MacTighernan means "son of Lord". When surnames first started about 1120 all the male warriors in the clan might have just taken the chief's name for themselves which might be a reasonable explanation or guess as to how we all ended up with 18 different genetic groups from one small area of Connacht, Ireland all with the same surname or close variant.


Scores
MacTighernan actual raw test scores for the 18 DNA groups

Each of the groups are in a different color. Single step mutations off a baseline in the below grid are in red ( ) and 2 or 3 step mutations
are in dark blue [ ] The testers in the left column that are the baselines for each of their individual 18 DNA groups have a light red background
These are raw scores compared to the baseline of the 3 major groups, e.g. Te Group compared to the T Group, event mutations differences may be less than raw scores
Individual kits for
the T, Ta, Tb, Tc, Td, & Tf
 DNA Groups
loci
1
loci
2
loci
3
loci
4
loci
5
loci
6
loci
7
loci
8
loci
9
loci
10
loci
11
loci
12
loci
13
loci
14
loci
15
loci
16
loci
17
loci
18
loci
19
loci
20
loci
21
loci
22
loci
23
loci
24
loci
25
DYS
393
DYS
390
DYS
19 /
394
DYS
391
DYS
385a
DYS
385b
DYS
426
DYS
388
DYS
439
DYS
389i
DYS
392
DYS
389ii
DYS
458
DYS
459a
DYS
459b
DYS
455
DYS
454
DYS
447
DYS
437
DYS
448
DYS
449
DYS
464
a
DYS
464
b
DYS
464
c
DYS
464
d
Mark 673 T, Tony 106135 T
Martin 3713 T
Michael (CN) 3436 T
Rory 1029 T
John (ST) 49265 T
Thomas (CA) 17363 T
John-P 134141 T
John-Rev 149591 T
Hugh-K McKiernan T
Gerard 170031 T
Terry 303655 T
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
29
15
15
17
17
Michael 674 T + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(13)
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
29
15
15
17
17
Jim (CA) 646 T + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
(10)
11
11
25
15
19
29
15
15
17
17
Jim - SGL 149592 T + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
(24)
15
19
29
15
15
17
17
Tom 640 T + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
(24)
15
19
29
15
15
17
17
John-con 164166 T + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
(24)
15
19
29
15
15
17
17
Martin-Red T + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
(24)
15
19
29
15
15
17
17
Mike-UK 155833 T + 1 13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
29
(14)
15
17
17
Pat Joe 282943 T + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
29
15
15
17
(18)
David (CN) 49264 T + 1
& Bob (CN) 85141 T + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
(30) 15
15
17
17
Douglas 49264 T + 2 13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
(30)
15
15
[15]
17
Mick 164138 + 2 13
24
14
[13] 11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
29
15
15
17
17
Sean-sol 128785 T + 2
Noel 243950 T - 2
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
(24)
15
19
(30)
15
15
17
17
Michael (NJ) 85140 T + 2
13
24
14
(10)
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
(30)
15
15
17
17
Larry 26554 T + 2
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
(14)
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
29
15
15
[15]
17
Gene 9498 T + 3
[10]
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
29
15
15
17
17
Scott (AU) 639 T a Group
Richard 135598 T a Group
Adrian 106134 T a Group
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
(13)
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
29
15
15
(16)
(16)
John (USA) 635 T b Group
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
(18)
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
[27]
15
15
(16)
17
Chris McTurnan 31886 T c Group
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(11)
13
13
30
17
9
(10)
11
11
25
15
19
(30) 15
15
[15]
17
John Frank 117676 T d Group
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(13)
13
13
(29)
(18)
9
(10)
11
11
25
15
19
(30)
(14)
(14)
17
17
Myles 187076 T e Group
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(13)
13
13
(29)
17
9
(10)
11
11
(26)
15
19
29
(14)
(14)
(16)
17
Colin 187078 T f Group
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
12
13
13
30
17
9
9
11
11
25
15
19
[27]
(14)
15
17
17

Scores
MacTighernan actual raw test scores for the 18 DNA groups

Each of the groups are in a different color. Single step mutations off a baseline in the below grid are in red ( ) and 2 or 3 step mutations
are in dark blue [ ] The testers in the left column that are the baselines for each of their individual 17 DNA groups have a light red background
These are raw scores compared to the baseline of the 3 major groups, e.g. Te Group compared to the T Group, event mutations differences may be less than raw scores
Individual kits for the
T2, T2a, T3d, T3c, T3b,
& T3a DNA Groups
loci
1
loci
2
loci
3
loci
4
loci
5
loci
6
loci
7
loci
8
loci
9
loci
10
loci
11
loci
12
loci
13
loci
14
loci
15
loci
16
loci
17
loci
18
loci
19
loci
20
loci
21
loci
22
loci
23
loci
24
loci
25
DYS
393
DYS
390
DYS
19 /
394
DYS
391
DYS
385a
DYS
385b
DYS
426
DYS
388
DYS
439
DYS
389i
DYS
392
DYS
389ii
DYS
458
DYS
459a
DYS
459b
DYS
455
DYS
454
DYS
447
DYS
437
DYS
448
DYS
449
DYS
464
a
DYS
464
b
DYS
464
c
DYS
464
d
Geoffrey 3435 T2
Bernie 2145 T2
Max 71428 T2
Eugene 128783 T2
Jim-SP 155834 T2
KevinM 17332 T2
Mike-PA+ 175937 T2
SeanJ+ 282944 T2
Mike-Eng 172135 T2
Jerry 251863 T2
Brandon 330351 T2
Barry 201474 T2
Michael-S 310360 T2
Tim 327535 T2
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
13
13
13
29
17
9
10
11
11
25
14 19 31
15
15
16
19
Greg 149593 T2 + 1
13
(25)
14
11
11
14
12
12
13
13
13
29
17
9
10
11
11
25
14
19
31
15
15
16
19
Adam 19343 T2 + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
13
13
13
29
17
9
(9)
11
11
25
14
19
31
15
15
16
19
SeanM 261248 T2 + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(12)
13
13
29
17
9
10
11
11
25
14
19
31
15
15
16
19
Philip 146792 T2 + 1
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
13
13
13
29
17
9
10
11
11
25
14
19
(32)
15
15
16
19
Kevin-mus 134142 T2 + 2 13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(12)
13
13
29
17
9
10
11
11
25
14
19
(32)
15
15
16
19
Michael (Eng) 5449 T2 + 2
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(14)
13
13
29
17
9
10
11
11
25
14
19
31
15
15
(15)
[16]
Paul 73917 T2 + 2 13
24
14
(12)
11
(13)
12
12
13
13
13
29
17
9
10
11
11
25
14
19
31
15
15
16
19
Jim (P) 63418 T2 + 2
(14)
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(12)
13
13
29
17
9
10
11
11
25
14
19
31
15
15
16
19
Dan-W 187077 T2 + 3
14
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(12)
13
13
29
17
9
10
11
11
25
14
19
31
15
15
(15)
[16]
Patsy 121177 T2 a
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(12)
13
13
29
17
9
9
11
11
25
14
19
31
16
16
18
18
Nigel 261247 T2 a
13
24
14
11
11
14
12
12
(13)
13
13
29
17
9
9
11
11
25
14
19
31
16
16
18
18
Sean 128785 T3 d Group
Paul-NI 180027  T3 d Group
13
25
14
10
11
12
12
12
12
13
14
29
17
9
10
11
11
25
15
18
30
16
16
16
17
Thady 138618 T3 d Group
13
25
14
10 11
(13)
12
12
12
13
14
(30)
17
9
10
11
11
25
15
18
30
16
16
16
17
JohnL 269707 T2 d Group
13
25
14
10 11
(13)
12
12
12
(14)
14
(30)
17
9
10
11
11
25
15
18
30
16
16
16
17
Peter 138619 T3 e Group (12) 25
14
11
11
[15] 12
12
12
(14) (13) (30) 17
9
10
11
11
25
(15) (19) 30
(14) (15) (16) 17
Ed (NJ) 8723 T3 c Group
13
25
14
10
11
11
12
12
12
13
14
29
18
9
10
11
11
25
15
18
30
15
16
17
17
JoeT 307245 T3 c Group
13
24
14
10
11
11
12
12
12
13
14
29
18
9
10
11
11
24
15
18
30
15
16
17
17
Kevin-CN 171485 T3 c Group
13
25
14
10
11
11
12
12
12
13
14
29
18
9
10
11
11
26
15
18
30
15
16
17
17
Gus 8724 T3 b Group
13
25
14
11
11
13
12
12
12
13
14
29
(16)
9
10
11
11
(26)
(15)
18
30
15
(15)
(16)
17
David (NJ) 2392 T3 a Group
John C. 637 T3 a Group
JohnV  293153 T3 a Group
Cathal-NI 243949 T3 a Group +
13
25
14
11
11
13
12
12
12
13
14
(28)
17
9
10
11
11
25
14
18
(29)
15
16
(16)
17
JohnEN 310361 T3 a Group +
13
25
14
11
11
13
12
12
12
13
14
(28)
17
9
10
11
11
25
14
18
(29)
16
16
(16)
17

Scores
MacTighernan actual raw test scores for the 18 DNA groups

Each of the groups are in a different color. Single step mutations off a baseline in the below grid are in red ( ) and 2 or 3 step mutations
are in dark blue [ ] The testers in the left column that are the baselines for each of their individual 17 DNA groups have a light red background
These are raw scores compared to the baseline of the 3 major groups, e.g. Te Group compared to the T Group, event mutations differences may be less than raw scores
Individual kits for the
T3, T4, T5 & T6 DNA Groups
loci
1
loci
2
loci
3
loci
4
loci
5
loci
6
loci
7
loci
8
loci
9
loci
10
loci
11
loci
12
loci
13
loci
14
loci
15
loci
16
loci
17
loci
18
loci
19
loci
20
loci
21
loci
22
loci
23
loci
24
loci
25
DYS
393
DYS
390
DYS
19 /
394
DYS
391
DYS
385a
DYS
385b
DYS
426
DYS
388
DYS
439
DYS
389i
DYS
392