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    Hi all

    I know surnames in relation to DNA is a minefield, as surnames for the same person often got spelt a number of different ways within a lifetime. The mystery to me is this comes from Surname Database: http://www.surnamedb.com/


    "Recorded in several forms including Maud, Maude, Mawd, and the patronymics Maudson and Mawson, this is an English medieval surname. It is a metronymic form of the female given name "Maw", itself having four possible origins. Firstly, Maw may have originated as a distinguishing nickname for someone related to an important local personality, from the Olde English pre 7th century "mage", meaning a female relative. Secondly, it may have originated as a nickname for one thought to bear a fancied resemblance to a sea-mew, from the Olde English "moew", a mew. Thirdly, the name may have been topographical for one residing by a meadow, as in Sibilla de la Mawe of Suffolk in 1273, and finally it may be a nickname form of the Norman female personal name Matilda, itself a compound of the Germanic elements "maht", meaning might or strength, plus "hild", a battle. One Galfridus Mawe was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1199, Geoffrey Maud in the Hundred Rolls of Hampshire in 1273, whilst William Mawson was recorded in the Calverley Charters, Yorkshire, dated 1382."

    Makes sense, but the following site shows a high density of Maude in Norway: http://www.publicprofiler.org/worldnames/Main.aspx (It's a very interesting site, by the way.)

    My results are R1b1b2a1a4. Any views from this knowledgeable forum?! Cheers, Chris Maude

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    Originally posted by ChrisM View Post
    Hi all

    I know surnames in relation to DNA is a minefield, as surnames for the same person often got spelt a number of different ways within a lifetime. The mystery to me is this comes from Surname Database: http://www.surnamedb.com/


    "Recorded in several forms including Maud, Maude, Mawd, and the patronymics Maudson and Mawson, this is an English medieval surname. It is a metronymic form of the female given name "Maw", itself having four possible origins. Firstly, Maw may have originated as a distinguishing nickname for someone related to an important local personality, from the Olde English pre 7th century "mage", meaning a female relative. Secondly, it may have originated as a nickname for one thought to bear a fancied resemblance to a sea-mew, from the Olde English "moew", a mew. Thirdly, the name may have been topographical for one residing by a meadow, as in Sibilla de la Mawe of Suffolk in 1273, and finally it may be a nickname form of the Norman female personal name Matilda, itself a compound of the Germanic elements "maht", meaning might or strength, plus "hild", a battle. One Galfridus Mawe was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1199, Geoffrey Maud in the Hundred Rolls of Hampshire in 1273, whilst William Mawson was recorded in the Calverley Charters, Yorkshire, dated 1382."

    Makes sense, but the following site shows a high density of Maude in Norway: http://www.publicprofiler.org/worldnames/Main.aspx (It's a very interesting site, by the way.)

    My results are R1b1b2a1a4. Any views from this knowledgeable forum?! Cheers, Chris Maude
    I think R1b1b2a1a4 is the new name for the old R1b1c9 or is it R1b1b2a1a... but anyways which was considered Germanic/Scandinavian of some description.

    Where do most of your matches originate? Finding that out can sometimes aid one in figuring out were ancestors came from.

    Good luck in your searches,
    spruithean
    Last edited by spruithean; 27 June 2009, 10:35 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by spruithean View Post
      I think R1b1b2a1a4 is the new name for the old R1b1c9 which was considered Germanic/Scandinavian of some description.

      Where do most of your matches originate? Finding that out can sometimes aid one in figuring out were ancestors came from.

      Good luck in your searches,
      spruithean
      Thanks for that. The deep sub clade came out as Saxon/Frisian as the area of highest concentration. In terms of genealogy, my paternal line is concentrated around the Leeds area of Yorkshire.

      I only have 12 markers and as far as I know, going for 67 wouldn't help narrow down my deep genetic genealogy?

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