http://mctiernan.com/tiernanDNA.htm  2-22-07

The Tiernan DNA test


This is the very close test disappointingly, the Tiernan TN Group's best match was with the T Group with a 17 / 25 score and is less close with all the other groups.


All the test takers in the Tiernan DNA test as of February 5, 2005.
In process means they have the kit.  Pending means not yet decided to do the test
Tests in
process
Tests
pending
Total
Tiernans
2
1

3
Totals
2
1

3

All eight separate MacTighernan DNA Groups, Kevin and James Patrick Tiernan and Philip O'Rorke fall into the larger DNA group called the Haplogroup R1b which is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. The R1b lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype.


A guess at this point in time as to the centers of origin for the Tiernan DNA groups
Tiernan DNA Group baselines
Possible Location for the
Center of Origin

Total #
in each
group

Perfect
matches in
their group

1
T N
James Patrick's townland is unknown
1
1

2
T Na
Anthony Tiernan from Co Mayo
1
1

3
?
Kevin's origin is Charlestown, Co Mayo
TBD


Total Tiernan test completed
2


Tiernan tests in process: Kevin (19344)
1

Total
3



Tiernan actual DNA raw test scores & event mutations
Individual,
kit # &
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
Pat Tiernan 18063 TN
13
24
14
10
11
15
12
12
11
13
13
29
18
9
10
11
11
24
15
19
30
15
15
17
17
Dawn Tiernan
13
22
15
11
11
14
12
12
11
13
13
29













Kevin Tiernan 19344



























Below is the first pass at the web info on the Tiernan TN DNA study.  In order to make it easy to find a common ancestor, all the Tiernan ancestors below that were born in 1800 or close to that year are on the same line with a lighter color in the following chart. The symbol * by the names in the below chart denotes the emigrant not 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.


The below site has only 2 testers to date in the Tiernan DNA test.  One has completed the DNA test.  DNA kit numbers at the bottum of the below chart are in Italic, other numbers are YOB -YOD. 2nd last row is the tester's location at time of test.  Dawn at dsgroi4u2@centurytel.net is researching Anthony Tiernan.

Ancestor lines of the Tiernan TN DNA Group --- no Mc prefix in the surname
1
2
3
4
townland
TBD
Charlestown
Co Mayo

Co
Mayo
TBD












Michael Tiernan
1812*




James
Tiernan




Exra Patrick
Tiernan

James
Tiernan



James Bradford
Tiernan

Malachy
Tiernan



Pat Tiernan
18063

Kevin Tiernan
19344


USA
England


TN
TBD
TBD TBD





Below is the townland of origin for the Tiernans.
Townland of Origin for the Ternans in the DNA test
Perfect 25 / 25 matches have a red background and are the baseline for each group
Individual
& kit #
Townland
of Origin
County
Barony Civil
parish
Catholic
parish
Dioceses P L U Probate
District

DNA
Group
James Patrick Tiernan 18063
TBD







TN
Anthony Tiernan
TBD
Mayo






TNa
Kevin Tiernan 19344
Charlestown
Mayo
Costello
Kilbeagh
Charlestown Achonry
Swineford
Ballina
?

Pat Tiernan's origins are unknown at this time.

How the Ternans match each other in event mutation differences
Group -->
1 in the TN & TNa Group

Individual & kit #
James
Patrick Tiernan
Kevin
Tiernan
DNA
Group

James Patrick
Tiernan
18063
25

TN
Anthony Tiernan
8/12

TNa
Kevin Tiernan 19344
25
?
DNA Group
TN
?


Michael McTiernan

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