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    Just got my 23andMe results back this morning, and this is my paternal Haplogroup. It says it is rare in that only 1 in 11,000 23andMe customers share this group. The journey is below... can anyone tell me more?

    A (275,000 years ago) > F-M89 > K-M9 > R-M207 > R-M343 > R-M269 (10,000 years ago) > R-L196 (Today)

    The spread of haplogroup R-M269 in northern Ireland and Scotland was likely aided by men like Niall of the Nine Hostages. Perhaps more myth than man, Niall of the Nine Hostages is said to have been a King of Tara in northwestern Ireland in the late 4th century C.E. His name comes from a tale of nine hostages that he held from the regions he ruled over. Though the legendary stories of his life may have been invented hundreds of years after he died, genetic evidence suggests that the Uí Néill dynasty, whose name means "descendants of Niall," did in fact trace back to just one man who bore a branch of haplogroup R-M269.

    The Uí Néill ruled to various degrees as kings of Ireland from the 7th to the 11th century C.E. In the highly patriarchal society of medieval Ireland, their status allowed them to have outsized numbers of children and spread their paternal lineage each generation. In fact, researchers have estimated that between 2 and 3 million men with roots in north-west Ireland are paternal-line descendants of Niall
    Last edited by aafusc2988; 04-17-2019 at 01:33 PM.

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