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The Bruce Surname Y-DNA Project
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The standard FTDNA reports for STRs and SNPs can be seen under the DNA Results tab at top left.

Phylogenetic (TMRCA) Trees...

Showing the TMRCA (Time To Most Recent Common male Ancestor) for all our project members.
TMRCA was calculated using FTDNA mutation rates, 75% probability, and the Hybrid mutation model.
The branch lengths show the relative TMRCA between members, or between groups of members.
Click on the thumbnails to see the full sized images.

Haplotype M269:

TMRCA Tree (groups compressed to show intergroup relationships)

TMRCA Tree (groups expanded)

TMRCA table

Genetic Distance table

Haplotypes E-M35, G-M201, R-M512, I-M70, I-M233, I-P37, and others:


TMRCA table

Genetic Distance table

Bruce surname frequency and populations...

Country Population Freq per mill No Bruce
Australia  23784200 472.6 11240
New Zealand  4569840 431.7 1973
64105654 407.1 26100
Canada  35675834 396.1 14131
320637000 203.1 65134
Sweden  9753627 53.1 518
Ireland  4609600 36.7 169
Norway  5165802 16.7 86
Switzerland  8211700 7.7 63
Denmark  5659715 7.3 41
Rest of world 6747827028 0.5 3374
Global Totals 7230000000 17.0 122829

For this table I used data from...
Top 10 Bruce frequencies by Country:
Frequency for the 'rest of the world' is guestimated at 0.5 per million.
I note that our current project member count is roughly 1 per 1000 of the global Bruce population.
And it would seem that Monty Python was correct about Bruce in Australia!