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 10
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 18
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 46
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 24
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 75
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 129
mtDNA 60
mtDNA Full Sequence 38
mtDNA Plus 49
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 248
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 25
Total Members 302
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 41
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 6
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 4
Y-DNA Subgroups 10
Y-DNA111 32
Y-DNA12 226
Y-DNA25 213
Y-DNA37 209
Y-DNA67 92