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From: Whitney Keen <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: Halotype Analysis Cautions (and Some SNP Considerations)
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 14:29:15 -0500
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Thanks for the contributions, Jane. yes this is the Reunion book.
A personal question -- I heard that your Husband had passed away. Is
that true? Your bio implies not, which of course I hope is correct.
You seem to use computers the way Isaac Asimov used typewriters -- he
had one in every room.



> In a message dated 3/20/2005 11:34:35 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> writes:
> matches & near matches with surnames different from our own.
> One comment that may apply to other surname projects. Not only are we
> looking into these matches when there is a suspicion of a non-paternity event, but
> we have come across a number of records in the UK which show "WEBB alias
> Evered" or "Evered alias WEBB." There are several reasons I have learned for
> aliases to be used. Apparently in some records this may be a way to signify
> the wife's maiden name. In others, it appears to be a way to attach a claim to
> a mother's maiden name family's estate. In yet others, most famously the
> Richmond alias Webb case, it represents where a line daughtered out, and the
> son took on the wife's name and inherited the estate. Naturally, the records
> don't distinguish the reason for the alias! How dastardly of them! ::grin::
> I have found "alias" connecting WEBB to the following surnames:
> Evered/Everit/Everett
> Richmond
> Nicholls
> Wadworth
> Woolworth
> Kellow/Calloway
> Davenport
> So I am keeping a close eye on these surnames to see if we turn up any
> extremely close matches. If nothing else, this may help us identify geographic
> origins and perhaps family associations of intermarriages over generations. I
> have already found that Calloway and Webb and Davenport and Webb -- at least
> in the South -- seem to travel together over several decades and marry into
> the same other families, and sometimes each other. Don't quite know what it
> means yet, but I consider it worth watching and researching.
> Oddly, we now have TWO WEBB lines with distinct DNA (one "I" and one "R1b")
> which have ties between a New England branch of the surname and a southern
> branch of the surname. MRCA calculations seem to suggest the relationship is
> back in England and perhaps as far back as 1300s, with a small probability of
> having an MRCA closer to 1600.
> Anne W. Nelson
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