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The primary purpose of DNA testing male descendants is to align the descendants of Nathaniel, Henry, and John Cartmill/Cartmell into their proper order. All three of these circa 1700 ancestors settled in the same area, and migrated westward in similar patterns. The result has been some confusion about which line each family group belongs to that cannot be resolved with available written records.
It has been determined by professional researchers that the Cartmill/Cartmell/Cartmel surname is most unique, and has its roots in the Village of Cartmel, in the Lake District of England. This village was established in the 12th Century, and migration from the village can be established as early as the 14th Century to Ireland and other parts of England. Given the relatively small number of living descendants bearing the surname and its variants, it may be possible to determine the very earliest ancestors through DNA tests.