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From: "Sandy Paterson" <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Moreland
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:41:15 -0000
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Hi Travis

I don't remember coming across the surname Moreland in the book, but perhaps
more importantly, Moreland doesn't appear in the index.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Travis Moreland
Sent: 21 March 2011 15:45
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Moreland

Hi, All:

I am new to this forum and have been following the conversation for the past
few days. I have recently been genotyped by 23andMe and have a positive
match for R-M222 paternal haplotype (R1b1b2a1a2f2). I have long known that
my maternal folks are from Killarney in County Kerry but was recently
surprised to see the Irish connection on the Y-chromosome. My surname
Moreland has largely been placed as having originated in the border regions
in SW Scotland/ NE England. I know that Kneafsey references Woulfe as
postulating Moreland as an Anglicized form of the gaelic surname
"MacMurghalain". In addition, the name Moreland is very common both in SW
Scotland and in Northern Ireland. As the distribution of the surname
Moreland closely maps the distribution of the R-M222 haplotype I am also
very interested to see if there is any mention of this in Moffat's book
(which is not available to me here in the States for another month or

Thanks and look forward to any feedback you may have!

Travis Moreland

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