McCown DNA Project - Results

The STR haplotypes for participants of this project can be found here.  They are sorted by their haplotype signature and labeled based on their deepest known SNP on the Y-DNA haplogroup tree.  So far, most clusters of project participants fall under the R1b1a2 branch on the Y-DNA haplogroup tree.  FTDNA’s haplogroup tree is out of date and the latest tree can be found at ISOGG.  As of now, most of the below SNPs on the tree have a male progenitor that was born over 2000 years ago.  In the coming year, the Y-DNA tree is expected to explode with new branches because of the reduced cost of full sequencing of the Y-chromosome.  It is anticipated that there will be a SNP for every three generations in your paternal line (very exciting times).  Below is the current state of the tree and we’ve broken down the groups accordingly.  If you’d like to know how to test your kit for SNPs on the tree, please contact a group administrator since this is an evolving field and the costs vary widely depending on your situation.

 

R   M207
•   R1   M173
•   •   R1b   M343
•   •   •   R1b1   L278
•   •   •   •   R1b1a   P297
•   •   •   •   •   R1b1a2   M269 McCowin
•   •   •   •   •   •   R1b1a2a   L23
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   R1b1a2a1   L51
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    R1b1a2a1a   P310
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   R1b1a2a1a1  U106
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   R1b1a2a1a1c2   Z301
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •    R1b1a2a1a1c2b   L48
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •    •   R1b1a2a1a1c2b1   L47
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •    •   •    R1b1a2a1a1c2b1a  L163 Beckmann
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   R1b1a2a1a2 P312
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •    R1b1a2a1a2a  DF27 McKeown McCown Owens
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •    R1b1a2a1a2c  L21
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   R1b1a2a1a2c1 DF13 Keown
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •   R1b1a2a1a2c1a DF49
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •   •   R1b1a2a1a2c1a1  DF23
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •   •   •   R1b1a2a1a2c1a1a Z2961
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •   •   •   •    R1b1a2a1a2c1a1a1 M222 Eoghan Mac Niall 
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •   R1b1a2a1a2c1b L513
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •   •   R1b1a2a1a2c1b1  P66 Airgíalla McCown
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •   •   R1b1a2a1a2c1b2  L193 Scot Border Reivers
•   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    •   •   •   •   R1b1a2a1a2c1i   DF41 Variety 1426 McCown McCune 
•   •   •   •    •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   R1b1a2a1a2c1k  L1335
•   •   •   •    •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •   •    R1b1a2a1a2c1k1 L1065 - Scots -1030 McEwen McQuown

 

Interesting links:

Europedia R1b Y-DNA - Explains haplogroup distribution and ancient migration routes of the above clades.

Cowan DNA Project

Ewing DNA Project

Scottish Surnames and Variants

BBC - Family History - What's in a Name?

Wikipedia: Clan MacEwen

Land Feudalism and Clan McCowan ( scroll down and start reading at Overview )

Septs of Clan Campbell: MacOwan

Sept of Clan MacDougal: MacEwan

Library Ireland: MacEoghain

Library Ireland: MacComhdhain

McCowan UK Distribution Map 1881

McCune UK Distribution Map 1881

McEwen UK Distribution Map 1881

McKeown UK Distribution Map 1881

Coat of Arms links: ( Histories and arms to be taken with a VERY large grain of salt )

McCowan

McKeown

MacEwen

McGowan

Owens or Owens


Bellow are links that you might find useful for each clade.  If you'd like to see another link for your clade, please let me know.

 DF27 McKeown McCown Owens                                                                                                        

Interesting forum post tying Owens to McKeown  "It is also known that some McKeowns adopted the surname Owens in the years following the 17th century Plantations."

Owens Family Tree - may not be related to this Y-DNA signature but interesting none-the-less.

 M222  Eoghan Mac Niall                                                                                                                 

Wikipedia: Niall of the Nine Hostages

Wikipedia: Clan Ewen of Otter

 P66 Airgíalla McCown                                                                                                                    

Blog: McCown Scots or Irish

Wikipedia: Maguire

 L193 Scot Border Reivers                                                                                                               

Wikipedia: Border Reivers

 DF41   Variety 1426 McCown McCune                                                                                                 

We Relate: Francis McCown

McCown.org

Ancestors of the Scotch-Irish by Joseph Condit McCune

Tracing the Scots-Irish

Wikipedia: Scotch-Irish American

Francis McCown at Massacre of Balcony Downs

Malcom McCown vs Chief Cornstalk

Wikipedia: General John Porter McCown

Ancestry: James McCoun of LinLithgow is a speculative ancestor for Francis and Alexander McCown.

Original report on Y-DNA of Francis McCown by Leonard McCown

L1065 - Scots -1030 McEwen McQuown                                                                                              

Wikipedia: Dal Riata <-- this is speculative.  Some think these are the Picts instead.