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From: Yair Davidiy <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Venicones
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:05:55 +0200
At 02:23 AM 8/19/2011, you wrote:
>I just stumbled on a well done history web site that mentions the Venicones
> and Venicnii of Scotland and Donegal.
This is an interesting notion but perhaps too incomplete to go very far with.
OK we have the same DNA in Donegal and at a much lower rate in
What about NW Wales, and NW Gaul, and south of the Baltic and
wherever else these Veni people were supposed to be?
The equivalents of Con in Hebrew would be Caleb.
>This writer definitely sees a connection between the Venicones of the
>eastern lowlands of Scotland and the Venicnii of NW Ireland (Donegal). He
>further believes the names are derived from the Veneti of Gaul. The author
>gives a completely different interpretation of the name from other
> seen which deduce the
>-cones in Venicones from Cu or hound and Veni from Feni.
>The main reason I've always found this interesting is the fact that M222 is
> so prevalent in NW Ireland and especially in Donegal. The names date from
> Ptolemy's maps of Ireland and Scotland c. 150 AD. Irish historians tell
>us the sons of Niall weren't even in NW Ireland at that date - supposedly
>they migrated northward from their base in Connacht during or after the time
>of Niall (c. 400-450 AD). But perhaps Irish history isn't accurate.
>I found the name Venicones in particular interesting because of the
>possibility that -cones somehow referred to Cu or hounds in Irish -
>be Con in the genitive form found in a construction like feni (people) and
>Con (of the hounds). And wondered if that could possibly have something to
>do with Conn, the ancestor of the Ui Neill and Connachta in Ireland, the
>famous Conn of the Hundred Battles in Irish mythology. If this author is
>right than that possibility seems fairly remote.
>But we still are left with the oddity of two probably related tribes in
>Ireland and Scotland and the fact that the major hotspot for M222 in Ireland
>is found in the old territory of the Venicnii.
>I hesitated to make too much of this previously because until now no major
>scholar or site connected the two tribal names. Many over the years had
>noticed the similarity but none were willing to venture an opinion on whether
> both were the same tribal name.
>The author believes the Veneti, after their defeat in Gaul by the Romans,
>could have come to both Scotland and Ireland in ships.
>"One could easily postulate that the survivors of the Roman conquest of the
> Veneti in Gaul climbed into their boats and settled in Fife and Donnegal.
>And the rebuilt tribe that occupied Fife continued the fight."
>According to the author, the territory of the Venicones later was known as
> Verturiones (Fortriu),
>"Once beaten in Fife by the renewed Roman attack on them, some of them
>apparently joined the Roman side, and were later rewarded with the
>Deceangli/Gangani territory in what is now north-west Wales, which
>the new owners
>promptly named after their tribe."
>"circa 390 - At the request of local Roman government, possibly by Coel Hen
> (Old King Cole - see the Kings of Northern Britain), a branch of Romanised
> Venicones (Veneti) move from Manau in the northern Gododdin (Votadini)
>kingdom, to the north and west coast of what is now Wales. The territory is
>given to them on the condition they expel the Irish (Scotti) and defend it."
>He ends with:
>"One can envision a possible migration of Veneti from the Vistula by sea to
> Armorica. Then a flight of survivors from Armorica to Fife in Scotland and
> Donnegal in Ireland. Then Romanised Veneti of Fife move into western and
>northern Wales and found the kingdoms of Gwynedd and Ceredigion."
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