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sktibo
09-26-2016, 06:53 AM
Title says it. Do your common surnames line up with your ethnicity prediction at all? detail is welcome.

09-26-2016, 12:10 PM
Hey Sktibo, I done mine with 23andme, mine seems to line up with me being Welsh :-

Top Relative Surnames
Surname Count Enrichment
Jones 36 --- 150
Rees 8 --- 99
Evans 20 --- 97
Davies 11 --- 92
John 7 --- 76

firemonkey
09-26-2016, 06:31 PM
Not sure how to find common surnames easily with Ancestry. There seems to be no list of such.

With 23andMe:

surname closest relative count enrichment
Stevenson 4th Cousin 5
33
Richards 4th Cousin 5
22
Harris 4th Cousin 10
21
Andrews 4th Cousin 5
21
Smith 4th Cousin 25
20
Reed 4th Cousin 6
19
Hart 4th Cousin 5
19
Wood You 7
18
Hughes 4th Cousin 6
18

All British names. No unusual ones.

Stephen1986
09-26-2016, 07:08 PM
Here's a list of the combined top fifteen surnames of myself and my brother (mine first) with ancestral surnames in bold.

By enrichment -

1 - Gregson 54
1 - Eccles 59

2 - Sumner 47
2 - Constable 52

3 - Hudson and Plantagenet (both 46)
3 - Coffey 49

4 - Lowe 43
4 - Storey 46

5 - Carpenter 41
5 - Callaghan 39

6 - Lawson, Hatcher (both 39)
6 - Sumner, Ashton (both 37)

7 - Mills 35
7 - Reeves, Waterman, Thomason (all 36)

8 - Chapman 34
8 - Williamson, Cummins, Cartwright (all 35)

9 - Gooch 33
9 - Lawson 34

10 - Graham, Fuller, Savage, Stephenson, Alston (all 32)
10 - Atkinson, Floyd, Vernon, Blanton (all 33)

11 - Wilson, Woods, Sutton (all 31)
11 - Lowe 32

12 - Roberts, West, Berry, Wall, Ashton, Salisbury (all 30)
12 - Humphreys 31

13 - Strange 29
13 - Wells, Houghton, Guthrie, Doran (all 30)

14 - Wells, Riley, Cartwright, Stubbs (all 28)
14 - Hatcher 29

15 - Taylor, Tomlinson, Buckner, Blanton (all 27)
15 - Cooper, Henderson, Nicholson, Butcher (all 28)

By count -

1 - Smith 79
1 - Smith 55

2 - Jones 53
2 - Brown 42

3 - Johnson 52
3 - Jones, Johnson (both 39)

4 - Brown 51
4 - Williams 36

5 - Wilson 47
5 - Wilson 33

6 - Taylor 44
6 - Taylor 31

7 - Williams 40
7 - Thompson 27

8 - Hall, Clark (both 30)
8 - Davis 25

9 - Davis 29
9 - Miller 24

10 - Walker, Moore (both 28)
10 - Wright, Clark (both 22)

11 - Roberts 27
11 - Robinson, Hall (both 21)

12 - Jackson 26
12 - Scott 19

13 - White, Miller (both 25)
13 - Lewis 18

14 - Evans, Green, Robinson, Harris, Thompson, Anderson (all 24)
14 - Cooper, Evans, Hill, Martin (all 17)

15 - King, Lewis, Thomas (all 23)
15 - Harris, Anderson (both 16)

Saetro
09-26-2016, 08:41 PM
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sktibo
09-27-2016, 01:08 AM
Not sure how to find common surnames easily with Ancestry. There seems to be no list of such.

With 23andMe:

surname closest relative count enrichment
Stevenson 4th Cousin 5
33
Richards 4th Cousin 5
22
Harris 4th Cousin 10
21
Andrews 4th Cousin 5
21
Smith 4th Cousin 25
20
Reed 4th Cousin 6
19
Hart 4th Cousin 5
19
Wood You 7
18
Hughes 4th Cousin 6
18

All British names. No unusual ones.

You have to have a family tree linked to your Dna results, then it identifies common surnames to your matches

sktibo
09-27-2016, 01:14 AM
Here's a list of the combined top fifteen surnames of myself and my brother (mine first) with ancestral surnames in bold.

By enrichment -

1 - Gregson 54
1 - Eccles 59

2 - Sumner 47
2 - Constable 52

3 - Hudson and Plantagenet (both 46)
3 - Coffey 49

4 - Lowe 43
4 - Storey 46

5 - Carpenter 41
5 - Callaghan 39

6 - Lawson, Hatcher (both 39)
6 - Sumner, Ashton (both 37)

7 - Mills 35
7 - Reeves, Waterman, Thomason (all 36)

8 - Chapman 34
8 - Williamson, Cummins, Cartwright (all 35)

9 - Gooch 33
9 - Lawson 34

10 - Graham, Fuller, Savage, Stephenson, Alston (all 32)
10 - Atkinson, Floyd, Vernon, Blanton (all 33)

11 - Wilson, Woods, Sutton (all 31)
11 - Lowe 32

12 - Roberts, West, Berry, Wall, Ashton, Salisbury (all 30)
12 - Humphreys 31

13 - Strange 29
13 - Wells, Houghton, Guthrie, Doran (all 30)

14 - Wells, Riley, Cartwright, Stubbs (all 28)
14 - Hatcher 29

15 - Taylor, Tomlinson, Buckner, Blanton (all 27)
15 - Cooper, Henderson, Nicholson, Butcher (all 28)

By count -

1 - Smith 79
1 - Smith 55

2 - Jones 53
2 - Brown 42

3 - Johnson 52
3 - Jones, Johnson (both 39)

4 - Brown 51
4 - Williams 36

5 - Wilson 47
5 - Wilson 33

6 - Taylor 44
6 - Taylor 31

7 - Williams 40
7 - Thompson 27

8 - Hall, Clark (both 30)
8 - Davis 25

9 - Davis 29
9 - Miller 24

10 - Walker, Moore (both 28)
10 - Wright, Clark (both 22)

11 - Roberts 27
11 - Robinson, Hall (both 21)

12 - Jackson 26
12 - Scott 19

13 - White, Miller (both 25)
13 - Lewis 18

14 - Evans, Green, Robinson, Harris, Thompson, Anderson (all 24)
14 - Cooper, Evans, Hill, Martin (all 17)

15 - King, Lewis, Thomas (all 23)
15 - Harris, Anderson (both 16)

Thank you for sharing. So do you think these names line up what your ancestry prediction gave you? It looks like they line up with your known ancestry, but does your prediction score agree... (Whatever % great Britain, Ireland, Europe west, ect)

Stephen1986
09-27-2016, 05:50 AM
Thank you for sharing. So do you think these names line up what your ancestry prediction gave you? It looks like they line up with your known ancestry, but does your prediction score agree... (Whatever % great Britain, Ireland, Europe west, ect)

I would say they do, our Ancestry Composition (these results are from 23andMe) are mostly Northwestern European with the bulk being British & Irish at around 70% for the both of us.

Deftextra
10-11-2016, 02:49 AM
I was probably the first who tested at AncestryDNA of someone with my background. After close to a year, I'm matching closely with around 20 people. I contacted around 3 a them and they have very similar autosomal profiles as me and come from the same clan, region etc. There are a few outliers, which I assume are 1/2 European and 1/2 Benadiri. Next on the list, I match with Somalis which is part of my ancestry. However, I do have a few weird matches before that which look very real (since I share them with most of my close matches) which I can't seem to figure out since they are not replying. Matches which I lack are South-Asians and Middle-easterners, even though its part of my "DNA percentage".

JohnHowellsTyrfro
10-11-2016, 06:55 AM
As you know, I'm waiting for Family Finder results that may tell me more. Giving my own surname and being Y U106 I'm a bit wary of assuming a "Welsh" surname indicates Welsh ancestry particularly maybe if you have ancestry in the border areas. There may be doubt from what I've read about whether some or the surnames we assume to be Welsh actually are exclusively Welsh. There are a lot of people with "Welsh" surnames in England.
Some of my "Welsh" family surnames from the English side of the border include Morgan, Gough, Bethel, Lloyd, Howells (not genetically Welsh apparently) and Pritchard. The Non-Welsh ones are Leith (Scottish?) Newton, Clee (Shropshire).
The surnames from the Welsh side of the border (as far as I know) James, Jones (twice) Lloyd. Unfortunately if you have a "Jones" in your family tree it's very difficult to go back many generations because there are so many people with the same names.
Based on the surnames I would expect to be more genetically "Welsh" than not, but we shall see. :)

GMan71
10-11-2016, 11:06 AM
As you know, I'm waiting for Family Finder results that may tell me more. Giving my own surname and being Y U106 I'm a bit wary of assuming a "Welsh" surname indicates Welsh ancestry particularly maybe if you have ancestry in the border areas.

I will interested to see how you go. As you know from some of my prior posts my mother is from the SE Welsh border area - I have done Family Finder but don't seem to have much in the way of "Welsh" matches. My father has also done Family Finder so I can split my matches between father and mothers side. I get a lot of southern US matches on my "Welsh" side - mainly the Carolina's, Georgia etc. But then I do have a "unknown" paternal event in recent history on that side!

JuliePI
10-11-2016, 11:18 AM
I am still waiting for my 23andme results, so I will refer to my Ancestry matches. A large part of my matches (34 pages..l've checked even the most distant ones) has American-English or Polish surnames. However, as a theme I see most of my ethnicities (German/Polish/NorthAfrican/Iberian/Italian) represented. My closer matches are only from the Polish/German side.

GMan71
10-11-2016, 11:40 AM
With Family Finder my top surname matches are 8X Brown, 8X Johnson and 8 X Smith. I guess my "Welsh" mothers side may not be that Welsh :)
My fathers side is a bit more mixed - paper trail Swedish/Finnish, NE German, SW English. I do get a lot of Swedish/Finnish matches and most appear to be from regions of Sweden and Finland adjacent to the Gulf of Bothnia - my family was from the Åland Islands - so that makes sense. Family Finder to my mind does get seem to get some "ethnicity" matches right.

More so if I look at my fathers matches - majority are Swedish/Finnish. Top surname matches for him are 5x Andersson, 4x Soderberg and 3 x Svensson - very different to mine!

Common surnames to my own aren't really relevant as my "Swedish" surname is a patronym and only became fixed around the late 1880's. I also have an "unknown" paternal event around that time. If the village rumours are true I'm really a "Nordblom". I see no matches to that surname in Family Finder though :)

JohnHowellsTyrfro
10-11-2016, 11:58 AM
I will interested to see how you go. As you know from some of my prior posts my mother is from the SE Welsh border area - I have done Family Finder but don't seem to have much in the way of "Welsh" matches. My father has also done Family Finder so I can split my matches between father and mothers side. I get a lot of southern US matches on my "Welsh" side - mainly the Carolina's, Georgia etc. But then I do have a "unknown" paternal event in recent history on that side!

A non- paternal event is a possibility for all of us, but we may not know about it. :) There was a lot of comparatively recent migration into the South Wales valleys areas linked mainly to the growth of industry of course. I can't remember, have you thought about this new Live dna test which supposedly may indicate ancestral origins within the UK? I suppose we can't do every test going though. :)

GMan71
10-11-2016, 12:18 PM
A non- paternal event is a possibility for all of us, but we may not know about it. :) There was a lot of comparatively recent migration into the South Wales valleys areas linked mainly to the growth of industry of course. I can't remember, have you thought about this new Live dna test which supposedly may indicate ancestral origins within the UK? I suppose we can't do every test going though. :)

My gran was living just outside of Pontypool when she had mum and all I have heard was the father was from Abergavenny - so could well be some recent immigration - or US soldier - it being 1944....
I have thought about the Live DNA test - may wait to see what people think of it. I'm such a mongrel mix I'm not sure how useful it may be.

JohnHowellsTyrfro
10-11-2016, 04:31 PM
My gran was living just outside of Pontypool when she had mum and all I have heard was the father was from Abergavenny - so could well be some recent immigration - or US soldier - it being 1944....
I have thought about the Live DNA test - may wait to see what people think of it. I'm such a mongrel mix I'm not sure how useful it may be.

It wasn't uncommon around that time, people lived for the day, they weren't sure about tomorrow. I have a similar event amongst my ancestors, but further back . I'm not far from Pontypool, my mother worked at the Royal Ordnance Factory Glascoed, near Usk through the War.

Dewsloth
10-11-2016, 04:39 PM
Well, I get Lebanese hits, but almost none of them are very close, and they almost never include a tree, so I can't tell where they fit. A couple matching surnames, but one is the 2nd most common surname in Lebanon, so...

I get zillions of distant Ashkenazi hits, but none of my known relatives (or even their surnames) ever seem to show on their trees.

Zero Germans (except for my dad, who's also on FTDNA -- and he is the only match with my surname in FTDNA's FF) other than the above.

I have best luck with the British ones. A few matches to fellow descendants of Colonial ancestors in the early 1700s (mostly Cooks and Harringtons).

botoole60611
10-31-2016, 06:46 PM
These are my top matches on 23andMe

Those in bold are direct ancestor names in my tree. Interestingly, Smith is my paternal surname. The French surnames (Martin, Landry and LeBlanc) are my Acadian ancestry.

Smith (84)
Jones (55)
Johnson (43)
Miller (43)
Williams (43)
Brown (41)
Martin (40)
White (40)
Davis (39)
Thomas (39)
Moore (36)
King (33)
Taylor (32)
LeBlanc (31)
Clark (30)
Thompson (28)
Landry (27)
Robinson (27)
Wilson (26)
Anderson (25)

JohnHowellsTyrfro
10-31-2016, 07:30 PM
I will interested to see how you go. As you know from some of my prior posts my mother is from the SE Welsh border area - I have done Family Finder but don't seem to have much in the way of "Welsh" matches. My father has also done Family Finder so I can split my matches between father and mothers side. I get a lot of southern US matches on my "Welsh" side - mainly the Carolina's, Georgia etc. But then I do have a "unknown" paternal event in recent history on that side!

I think people know my ancestry, Welsh Border mostly , both sides, Welsh and English surnames on the English side also that my origins prediction was 40% Scandinavian on Family Finder (nope). So how "Welsh" or English am I - I don't know really. Most common surnames Jones, Smith and Williams but I think all are common across the UK. I have to say that most of my matches seem to be in the USA and there are a great variety of surnames but only two "Howells". I actually found one "Williams" was a descendant of a great uncle.
I'm still learning about this stuff and a kind person did some analysis for me:-
Eurogenes K15
Population Percent
1 North_Sea 32.76
2 Atlantic 31.27
3 Baltic 10.51
4 Eastern_Euro 7.95
5 West_Med 5.74
6 West_Asian 4.18
7 East_Med 3.25
8 South_Asian 2.12
9 Red_Sea 1.57
10 Amerindian 0.49
11 Southeast_Asian 0.16

Oracle

Mixed Mode Population Sharing:

# Primary Population (source) Secondary Population (source) Distance
1 94.4% Irish + 5.6% Iranian @ 2.84
2 94% Irish + 6% Azeri @ 2.86
3 94.4% Irish + 5.6% Kurdish @ 2.88
4 94.8% Irish + 5.2% Iranian_Jewish @ 2.89
5 94.7% Irish + 5.3% Makrani @ 2.92
6 93.8% Irish + 6.2% Turkish @ 2.93
7 94.4% Irish + 5.6% Lebanese_Muslim @ 2.96
8 94.5% Irish + 5.5% Syrian @ 2.97
9 94.8% Irish + 5.2% Palestinian @ 2.98
10 94.9% Irish + 5.1% Brahui @ 2.98
11 93.4% Irish + 6.6% Sephardic_Jewish @ 2.98
12 93.9% Irish + 6.1% Turkmen @ 2.98
13 94.8% Irish + 5.2% Balochi @ 2.99
14 95% Irish + 5% Kurdish_Jewish @ 2.99
15 94% Irish + 6% Tunisian_Jewish @ 3
16 94.7% Irish + 5.3% Bedouin @ 3.01
17 94.7% Irish + 5.3% Jordanian @ 3.02
18 94.9% Irish + 5.1% Assyrian @ 3.03
19 95% Irish + 5% Lebanese_Druze @ 3.04
20 94.9% Irish + 5.1% Georgian_Jewish @ 3.06

I know you have to take these results with a pinch of salt and I'm not good at interpreting the results (thoughts welcome) but I'm assuming that the later table may be saying I'm more Welsh (celtic) than I thought? ( Maybe I should catch the next ferry to Ireland) :)

Just a reminder of my Eurogenes K13 result:-
Population
North_Atlantic 48.57
Baltic 23.25
West_Med 10.17
West_Asian 5.77
East_Med 6.29
Red_Sea 2.18
South_Asian 2.32
East_Asian 0.31
Siberian 0.09
Amerindian 0.90
Oceanian 0.16
Northeast_African -
Sub-Saharan -

Erik
10-31-2016, 07:51 PM
My top surname list looks like a synagogue directory, so yes.

Power77
10-31-2016, 08:07 PM
My top surname list looks like a synagogue directory.

Same:rofl:!

Darko
10-31-2016, 10:38 PM
I have only 3 matches in family finder and they are all from saudi arabia this is consistent with my 20% east middle east component

kikkk
10-31-2016, 11:17 PM
I got a new intriguing match at FF of a model lady with a Slavic sounding surname: Shilanda Sirakova with whom I share 22cM with longest block being 14cM.
I have 683 matches but only 1 man with a Tunisian surname, my top surnames being: 8 Johnson 7 Jones 7 Stewart.
Most surnames are Irish/Scot/Welsh/English then Swedish ones with some Norwegian/Danish/German/Finnish surnames as well.
As for the Y-DNA matches, most of them are Allen and according to wikipedia it's a Celtic surname.

Erik
11-01-2016, 01:03 AM
I got a new intriguing match at FF of a model lady with a Slavic sounding surname: Shilanda Sirakova with whom I share 22cM with longest block being 14cM.
I have 683 matches but only 1 man with a Tunisian surname, my top surnames being: 8 Johnson 7 Jones 7 Stewart.
Most surnames are Irish/Scot/Welsh/English then Swedish ones with some Norwegian/Danish/German/Finnish surnames as well.
As for the Y-DNA matches, most of them are Allen and according to wikipedia it's a Celtic surname.

I'm going to bet she's a Jew, unless she's a result of recent admixture or something.

Erik
11-01-2016, 01:04 AM
Same:rofl:!

Which is the top one for you? For me it's Cohen, which makes sense since that is what I am.

Power77
11-01-2016, 02:27 AM
Which is the top one for you?

Jacobson:).

AnnieD
11-01-2016, 02:31 AM
Thus far, yes. Only two family lines are fairly well-documented, but my assumption of heritage is mostly British diaspora with a known German immigrant in 1700's. Top surname matches at 23andMe = Smith, Miller, Davis, Jones, Taylor, Williams, Johnson, Brown, White, Wilson, Green ... And the surname of one of my lines is in the top 10 most common in British Isles and U.S. (until about last decade) Sigh! No wonder my family tree is still a twig. :grouphug:

Agamemnon
11-01-2016, 03:09 AM
Which is the top one for you? For me it's Cohen, which makes sense since that is what I am.

Same thing here, Cohen, Katz, Kaplan... You get the gist.

Cinnamon orange
11-01-2016, 07:37 AM
Yes, I get British isles and British colonies, US, Australia etc. Many of my US matches are from the south, where I do not have known ancestry but we probably match on further back UK ancestry.
Italian and Arbereshe.
German.
Eastern euro.
All fit known ancestry.

Some Ashkenazi, which was not known but fits minor ancestry found on 23andme. Romanian, which was not also known but fits migration patterns, where my grandmothers family was from. Irish, not known, just a few matches but it may be the Irish matches, have Palatine or other ancestry. A few other random matches, French, is one that I recall.
Many of my US matches, I am not sure on what ancestry we match but most outside the US matches fit with my known family history.

kikkk
11-01-2016, 10:10 AM
I'm going to bet she's a Jew, unless she's a result of recent admixture or something.

She's Bulgarian, though I do share segments with people with Jewish surnames such as Cohen (shared segment is 21 cM with longest block of 9cM).
There are also matches with Italian (Ferraro, Blasi, Pignatelli, Longo), French (Mathieu, Blanchard, Dumoulin) Armenian (Hagopian & Koundakjian) Spanish (Molina, Lopez, Moreira) Slavic (Lozevski, Denisov, Dumovic, Stefanovic, Cherikoff, Janoski, Dzikowski, Jazwinski, Wroblewski, Dudik, Trapeznikov, Magidov, Granzow) Turkish (Denizcan Dede, Hakan Ener) and Romanian (Aurelia Listeveanu) surnames.

A Norfolk L-M20
11-01-2016, 12:55 PM
My Relative matches on 23andMe and FT-DNA are predominantly in the mixing bowls of USA / Canada / Australia. The majority of their surnames are English in origin, but with some German, Irish, Scottish, etc. Otherwise, yes, English in England.

Lirio100
11-01-2016, 02:28 PM
I've had mixed results with genetic genealogy; I've tested at 23&me and FTDNA, my sister has tested at FTDNA and Ancestry, my mother did a kit for me at FTDNA, and a male cousin took the YDNA for us at FTDNA. My results are also entered into dnaland.

In GENERAL, the autosomal FF type results do follow the known tree (at least roughly) but I have had very few connections because most of the fourth generation back from me go to Europe. I have two matches at the 4x great grandparent level; one we still can't figure out because it's a colonial line here, and one with the "correct" surname near London but can't find the the 4th generation level connection there either. I had one match be confirmed with a paper trail at the 4x level here, from my mother's kit--the Scandinavians won!

I have a LOT of Eastern Europe and into Russia matches; I have one great grandfather who was Jewish, and I hadn't understood the influence of endogamy on this tool and the vast majority of these matches aren't, there are no surname matches either.

The YDNA and mtDNA tests have been useful mostly for exclusion. I have no matches closer than GD5 at Y67, and there are only five of us in the U5 group at FTDNA.

I suspect that there are several reasons this isn't as useful as it could be for me:
I have a very mixed ancestral tree.
The Jewish great grandfather skews/obscures results due to endogamy.
The pool of European testees is smaller than the North American pool.
Matches done with autosomal results fade out after 5 or 6 generations which leads back to the first reason; past the third generation my tree goes into Europe and I am looking at 4th generation and further back levels, right where any connections are fading out.

Erik
11-01-2016, 04:13 PM
Same thing here, Cohen, Katz, Kaplan... You get the gist.

I think that's actually my exact top 3.. :biggrin1:

kikkk
11-01-2016, 04:58 PM
The Turkish matches puzzle me (the other international matches not so much since the chance of them being of persons with mixed ancestry is much more plausible than for the Turkish ones).
Unfortunately the 2 Turkish guys (with Denizcan I share 23cM with longest block being 8cM and with Hakan I share 29cM with longest block being 15cM) did not, apparently, upload their data to gedmatch yet ; otherwise I would have figured out from their admixture if they were of mixed ancestry or not.

kikkk
11-03-2016, 06:53 PM
I did search the email of my unique FF Tunisian match at FB, it appears that he's a Tunisian from Kerkenna island who lives in Bahrein; Kerkena is the home of the mother of my maternal grandfather.
I will ask him to upload his raw data to gedmatch.
A new Turkish match named Fatma Ozer with whom I share 8.2cM appeared at gedmatch, her kit is FTDNA but does not appear on my FF matches since smallest shared cM at FF is 16cM.
Very likely it's an IBS match since her admixture results are of a typical Turk:
Admix Results (sorted):

# Population Percent
1 West_Asian 39.46
2 Mediterranean 25.09
3 Southwest_Asian 12.43
4 West_European 9.91
5 South_Asian 5.31
6 East_European 5.26
7 Northeast_Asian 1.07
8 Southeast_Asian 1.01


Finished reading population data. 227 populations found.
12 components mode.

--------------------------------

Least-squares method.

Using 1 population approximation:
1 Uzbekistan_Jews @ 6.583275
2 Turkish @ 7.012954
3 Kurd @ 7.402892
4 Kurd @ 8.467337
5 Azerbaijan_Jews @ 9.637150
6 Turks @ 9.762025
7 Georgia_Jews @ 11.495612
8 Iranian_Jews @ 12.012946
9 Iraq_Jews @ 13.859227
10 Druze @ 14.335514
11 Iranians @ 14.938194
12 Iranian @ 15.156321
13 Assyrian @ 17.260128
14 Lebanese @ 17.618288
15 Armenian @ 17.928205
16 Stalskoe @ 18.128170
17 Syrians @ 19.454094
18 Palestinian @ 19.627983
19 Samaritians @ 19.647375
20 Ashkenazi @ 20.737446

Using 2 populations approximation:
1 50% Turkish +50% Uzbekistan_Jews @ 3.302089


Using 3 populations approximation:
1 50% Iranian +25% Iranian_Jews +25% O_Italian @ 2.556870


Using 4 populations approximation:
1 Cypriots + Kurd + Kurd + Stalskoe @ 1.334280
2 Cypriots + Kurd + Kurd + Stalskoe @ 1.409559
3 Assyrian + Greek + Iranians + Stalskoe @ 1.486553
4 Cypriots + Kurd + Uzbekistan_Jews + Stalskoe @ 1.535980
5 Ashkenazi + Iranian + Turkish + Kurd @ 1.538769
6 Ashkenazy_Jews + Iranian + Turkish + Kurd @ 1.617471
7 Cypriots + Kurd + Kurd + Stalskoe @ 1.629582
8 Cypriots + Uzbekistan_Jews + Kurd + Urkarah @ 1.637524
9 Cypriots + Uzbekistan_Jews + Uzbekistan_Jews + Urkarah @ 1.645445
10 Greek + Iranians + Iraq_Jews + Urkarah @ 1.685376
11 Cypriots + Kurd + Uzbekistan_Jews + Urkarah @ 1.733094
12 Ashkenazi + Iranian + Kurd + Turkish @ 1.762125
13 Ashkenazy_Jews + Iranian + Turks + Uzbekistan_Jews @ 1.772886
14 Ashkenazi + Kurd + Turks + Kurd @ 1.784837
15 Iranian + S_Italian + Syrians + Urkarah @ 1.793041
16 Ashkenazi + Iranian + Turks + Uzbekistan_Jews @ 1.841412
17 Ashkenazy_Jews + Kurd + Turks + Kurd @ 1.844002
18 Ashkenazi + Kurd + Kurd + Turks @ 1.884676
19 Cypriots + Iranian + Uzbekistan_Jews + Stalskoe @ 1.890272
20 Cypriots + Uzbekistan_Jews + Kurd + Stalskoe @ 1.891086

wombatofthenorth
11-17-2016, 07:46 AM
Title says it. Do your common surnames line up with your ethnicity prediction at all? detail is welcome.

Definitely not the surnames. I think everyone gets stuff like Jones/Smith at top no matter where they are from (edit: unless you are Jewish). The top surnames list has absolutely nothing remotely at all to do with where most of ancestry is from.

Even the nationalities are noticeably skewed to U.K./Western Europe, sure we have lots of Baltic and more northern and eastern matches but also plenty from to the west which doesn't match tree at all.

JMcB
11-21-2016, 04:47 AM
Mine seem to match up just about right.

If I look at my top 14 matches by shared cM with the longest/shared blocks (98/38 down to 60/24). My highest shared cM total (98) is with someone from Norway, the next highest is with someone with a Germanic surname, and with the exception of one more Germanic surname, the rest are Scots, English & Irish. So considering that I have a Gaelic surname and I'm I-M253 it seems about right. Pretty much the same with my Y matches, mostly Scots, English & Irish with some Danish, Dutch and German matches thrown in.

Mike_G
11-22-2016, 12:51 AM
Come to think of it, not quite. My top match (344 cm, 54 longest block, x-match) maternal side is German or so it appears from what I've been able to research. 23andme shows 2.2% Fr/Ger on speculative. FTDNA shows nothing for German. The lousy recall rates for that region is frustrating. After that match I get the standard Smith/Jones/etc punctuated by Eastern Europe matches (Lit/Pol/Rus/Blr). Also had a Swedish invasion on FTDNA recently. Bunch of distant Swedish matches that almost all fit on a particular chromosome segment.

sktibo
11-22-2016, 07:17 PM
Thank you all for your replies.
I should have been clearer in the OP: what I mean is, do your surnames or cousin matches line up with your autosomal prediction?
For example:
If you get mostly great Britain in Ancestry DNA, do most of your matches (and especially your closest matches) come from that region as well, or at least does it appear so due to surname?
Same rules for other kits, if you get mostly Scandinavia on ftdna does your family finder match this?
Thank you!