Clan Egan DNA Project- Background



Aegan, Agin, Eagan, Egan, Egana, Egen, Egin, Eigan, Eighan, Hagan, Keagan, Keagen, Keegan, Keigan, McEgan, McKeegan


As many of you will know DNA testing allows the male lines to be traced back over long periods. At the instigation of MacAodhagain (the Clan Chief) Michael J.S. Egan we are undertaking the Clan Egan DNA Project as part of an attempt to bridge some of the major gaps in the documented genealogies particularly those occurring pre 1800.

The use of DNA in genealogical research is gathering momentum very quickly. As we are a family who had a major responsibility in documenting the law and history of old Ireland we are perhaps morally obliged to be part of the action. In the greater Europe names were often associated with trades e.g. Smith for blacksmith, Baker for baker etc. In Ireland however the Gaelic names were tied to families. This makes the prospect for our surname project very good indeed as Egan is a recognised ancient name of Ireland.

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 8
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 17
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 38
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 21
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 58
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 110
mtDNA 50
mtDNA Full Sequence 29
mtDNA Plus 39
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 222
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 17
Total Members 265
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 31
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 6
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 4
Y-DNA Subgroups 9
Y-DNA111 22
Y-DNA12 205
Y-DNA25 196
Y-DNA37 192
Y-DNA67 80