The Talty name seems to have come into being some time between 1500 and 1550 in Co Clare, based on the DNA Testing done so far.
September 26, 2015 @ 2:36pm
From the records collected a number of conclusions have been drawn, 1) The Talty name was unique to Co Clare Ireland up to 1900 with a handful of occurrences of this name in Ireland prior to that date. All these occurrences of the name outside Co Clare can be traced back to Co Clare. 2) The main concentration of the name occurred in parish of Kilfarbooy (Miltown Malbay) and a migration pattern to other parts of Co Clare can be seen from 1700 - 1900, 3) There appears to be 8 main branches of the Talty family name in Co Clare. 4) DNA testing has shown that Rineen, Glendine, and one of the branches in Kilnamona Co Clare had a common ancestor approx 6 generations back from present day. This is born out by records or estimates of records. 5) Genetic similarities exist between the DNA profile of Talty individuals in this project and those of the "O Kellys of Bregia". This is a branch of the O Kellys which were located in the Tara area of Co Meath are were known as one of the 5 tribes of Tara. This branch of O Kelly seem to have been displaced from Co Meath by the end of the 1300's. The story of the Talty group being originally of the O Reilly name could still be true, as the O Kellys of Bregia and the O Reillys were neighboring tribes and could possibly have participated in the tradition of fostering for peacekeeping.
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September 26, 2015 @ 1:58pm
Hi Everyone ! This Talty Name DNA Project is run in conjunction with the Talty Family Roots Project (www.taltyfamilyroots.org). On the TFR Project website there is a database of Individuals of the Talty name from Ireland, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The DNA Project serves 2 purposes, 1) to identify relatedness of Talty individuals where no records exist and 2) to help identify the origins of the family group prior to the adoption of the Talty name. You are welcome to Join.