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Re: Results Question
Posted by: Carl (ID *****9040) Date: May 14, 2012 at 11:21:37
In Reply to: Results Question by Sheila Jarrett of 4712

Your results mean one of two things. One possibility is that your husband is in fact carrying Jarrett Y-DNA from an early Jarrett line but no other person from that early line has been tested. Not extremely likely, given how much testing overall has been done, but certainly possible.

The other possibility is that some male child was raised as a Jarrett despite not being fathered by a Jarrett. As to this second possibility, there are multiple ways that could have happened. A non-Jarrett could have slipped into a Jarrett household and impregnated a wife of a Jarrett man with semen carrying non-Jarrett Y-DNA, without that fact being reflected in the way the child was raised. Or a female Jarrett could have raised her illegitimate son as a Jarrett. Or multiple other variations of these themes.

The multiple matches to the surnames James, Hill and Robertson could point in the direction of an actual paternal ancestor (see above) or likewise just be a coincidence. Do you see any of those families in the areas where your earliest proven Jarrett appears? They may provide clues.

Welcome to the wonderful world of DNA testing. --Carl

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