Heffernan DNA Project

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HEFFERNAN
HEFFERNAN
 
 
DNA PROJECT
DNA PROJECT
 
 
Genetic Genealogy for the Heffernan Surname
Genetic Genealogy for the Heffernan Surname
 
Project Test Results

Below is a table showing the Y-DNA test results for members of the Heffernan DNA Project.  The table is organized into major lineage groups with known Heffernan patriachs or with known geographic origins. These lineage groups are numbered using roman numerals which are shown in the first column of the header line for each lineage group in the table.  The Heffernan patriarch for each lineage group is shown in the Lineage column of the header line.  For the purposes of this project, a patriarch is usually an immigrant or other recognized head of a Heffernan ancestral line.  However, sometimes a patriarch for a lineage group is not known yet or the lineage can only be narrowed down to a particular geographic region.  In these cases, the patriarch will be identified as a Heffernan family from a general time period and geographical area.  The known ancestry and DNA results of some members may make it hard to place them in any lineage group.  These members will be classified as Ungrouped until more can be found out about their ancestry or until they match closely enough with someone from a known Heffernan lineage.

A major goal of this project is to use DNA testing to develop Y-DNA marker profiles for each of the various Heffernan lineages from around the world and to connect each member through their test results to one of these lineages.  As more members join the project and more test results are gathered, new lineages will be added and existing lineages may merge.  Heffernan lines that were previously considered unrelated may be discovered to be closely related—and vice versa.  Heffernan families that have hitherto been unable to connect with any other known Heffernan line, may be able to do so with DNA testing or perhaps even establish a new Heffernan lineage to be investigated.  When enough haplotypes—a haplotype is simply the entire set of test results for a particular person—for a particular lineage are collected, the modal haplotype for that lineage can be determined and will appear on the lineage header line in the table.  This modal haplotype is the likely haplotype of the patriarch of the lineage.  Specific branches of a lineage may show small differences from the lineage's modal haplotype and thus establish a unique profile for that branch which will be noted in the results table.

In the results table below, each project member's assigned ID is in the first column.  In the Lineage Founder and Descendancy column is the name of each linegage's earliest known ancestor (if known) and descendancy info for each member from that ancestor.  The estimated (or Y-SNP determined) haplogroup of the member is in the next column followed by all of the member's marker results (see below for marker color codings).  If a marker field contains a p, it means that testing has been ordered for that marker and results are pending.  After all the marker results, the Member ID and Earliest Known Ancestor and Descendancy columns are repeated followed by the general migration pattern for the member's line.  Next, the Haplogroup column is repeated and then there is a column showing any Y-SNP results for the member that verify the haplogroup assignment.  This is followed by the company that performed the testing and the kit number or other identifier for the test.  Next are the IDs and links to any online databases where the member's results are also posted.  Finally, the contact information, if available, for the member is listed.

Marker Column Heading Text Color Coding by Mutation Rate

Rate TypeHeader Text ColorApproximate Mutation Rate
FastRedgreater than 0.5%  (or classified as fast by FTDNA)
MediumGreenbetween 0.2% and 0.5%
SlowBlackbetween 0.05% and 0.2%
Very SlowGrayless than 0.05%

Marker Value Text Color Coding by Allele Frequency within Haplogroup R1a

Frequency TypeValue Text ColorApproximate Frequency
RareRedfrom 0% to 2%
InfrequentDark Redfrom 3% to 8%
UncommonPurplefrom 9% to 14%
Under 20%Bluefrom 15% to 20%
Over 20%Black20+%

Marker Cell Shade Color Coding by Mutation Steps from Lineage Modal (in Yellow rows)

-4-3-2-10+1+2+3+4
Heffernan Test Results
(All Marker Allele Values Are Normalized To FTDNA/Ysearch Standards)
 Y-DNA Marker DYS# or Other Marker ID →393390394
or
19
391385
a/b=Kittler
426388439389
- I
392389
- II
458459455454447437448449464460Y-
GA
TA-
H4
YCAII456607576570724
or CDY
442438461462Y-
GA
TA-
A10
635GG
AAT
1
B07
441444445446452463531578DYF395
S1
590537641472DYF
406
S1
511DYF371X
t-type=DYS425
413557594436490534450481520617568487572640492565710485362495540714716717505556549589522494533636575638525712593650532715504513561552726587643497510434435← Y-DNA Marker DYS# or Other Marker IDHaplogroup AssignmentTesting InfoDatabase IDsContact Info
 GA
TA-
C4
Lineage IDLineage Founder / Descendancy InfoHaplogroupabababcdababababcdabLineage IDLineage Founder / Descendancy InfoMigrationHaplogroupY-SNP ResultsCompanyTest IDYsearchYbaseNameEmail Address
Member IDMember ID
Lineage IHugh Heffernan (1757 IRE 1832 PA)R1b-L21-CTS44661322141011b15a1212111313291791011112415192915c15c17g18c11111923151417173637131212111324101312121330241191516810108101010c12t13c14c2323161012121681820121113111112113515917122526191211131211913111011102015191424161215241218101419911Lineage IHugh Heffernan (1757 IRE 1832 PA)IRE > PA R1b-L21-CTS4466
George Heffernan (c1791 PA c1855 PA)George Heffernan (c1791 PA c1855 PA)PA 
H003└─>Thos(1819)>Geo(c1842)>Wm(1862)>Alfred(1897)R1b-L21-CTS4466132214101115121211131329179101111241519291515171811111923151417173637131212131191516810108101012232316101212168182012111311111211H003└─>Thos(1819)>Geo(c1842)>Wm(1862)>Alfred(1897)PA R1b-L21-CTS4466FTDNA79806V6PHG
H009└─>Thos(1819)>Geo(c1842)>Alfred(1866)>Clarence(1900)R1b-L21-CTS44661322141011151212111313291791011112415192915151718111119231514171736371312H009└─>Thos(1819)>Geo(c1842)>Alfred(1866)>Clarence(1900)PA R1b-L21-CTS4466FTDNA218477Y9ZMYRod Heffernrodheffern@centurylink.net
H001└─>Thos(1819)>Albert(1855)>Emerson(1885)R1b-L21-CTS44661322141011b15a1212111313291791011112415192815c15c17g18c111119231514171736371312121113241013121213302410c12t13c14c23231215172526191210911H001└─>Thos(1819)>Albert(1855)>Emerson(1885)PA R1b-L21-CTS4466FTDNA85080KX5TCMichael L. Hébertgenhebm@gmail.com
H002└─>Thos(1819)>Albert(1855)>Emerson(1885)R1b-L21-CTS44661322141011151212111313291791011112415192815151718111119231514171736371312121113241013121213302411915168101081010122323161012121681820121113111112113515917122526191211131211913111011102015191424161215241218101419911H002└─>Thos(1819)>Albert(1855)>Emerson(1885)PA R1b-L21-CTS4466P312+ L21+ CTS4466+FTDNA88489TRDA8BIQA5Michael L. Hébertgenhebm@gmail.com
Other Close MatchesOther Close Matches 
-James WhiteR1b-L21-CTS446613231410111512121113132917991111241519291515171711111923151417173637131212131191516810108111012232316101212158182012111311111211-James WhitePA R1b-L21-CTS4466FTDNA18569J7JVDRandy Whiterjwhite62@hotmail.com
-Benjamin McCullar (1790 NC 1863 AR)R1b-L21-CTS4466132214101115121211131329169101111241519301515171711111923151417173638131212141191516810108101012232316101212158182012111311111211-Benjamin McCullar (1790 NC 1863 AR)NC > AR R1b-L21-CTS4466L21+ M37- M222- L159.2-FTDNA121376C8SZ3Kelly McCullarcullark@hotmail.com
-John Smith (1796 PA 1848 KY)R1b-L21-CTS4466132214101115121211131330179101111241519291515171811111923151517173738131212131191516810108101012232316101212158172112111311111211-John Smith (1796 PA 1848 KY)PA > KY R1b-L21-CTS4466FTDNAKQVB6Beverly Smith Leachbleach1217@sbcglobal.net
   
ClusterR1b Modal 10, Scots-Irish (25-marker)R1b-L2113231410111512121124192315143713182012111311111211ClusterR1b Modal 10, Scots-Irish (25-marker) R1b-L21ESN86
ClusterR1b Irish Type II Modal (39-marker)R1b-L2113241410111512121113132917910111124151929151517171111192315151817363813122411ClusterR1b Irish Type II Modal (39-marker) R1b-L21XREMB
ClusterR1b Irish Type II Modal (67-marker)R1b-L21132414101115121211131329179101111241519291515171711111923151518173638131212131191516810108101012232316101212158222012111311111211ClusterR1b Irish Type II Modal (67-marker) R1b-L21Z9HCX
   
Lineage IIHeffernan (Ireland)R1b1a2132414111113121212131329179101111241519291515171711111923161419183738121212131191516810108101012232516101212158222012111511111212Lineage IIHeffernan (Ireland)IRE R1b1a2
H004John Heffernan>Timothy (c1877 Galway IRE 1902 MA)>John J.R1b1a2132414101113121213131329179101111241519291515171711121923161419183738121212131191516810108101012232516101212158222012111511111212H004John Heffernan>Timothy (c1877 Galway IRE 1902 MA)>John J.IRE > MA R1b1a2FTDNA91622
H008John C. Heffernan (c1812 IRE 1882 ONT,CAN)R1b1a2132414111113121212131329179101111241519291515171711111923161419183638121212131191516810108101012232516101212158222012111511111212H008John C. Heffernan (c1812 IRE 1882 ONT,CAN)IRE > CAN R1b1a2FTDNA209669BAV5WPaul J. Heffernanpauljheffernan@sympatico.ca
   
Lineage IIIHeffernan (Ireland) - Z253+R1b-L21-Z2531324141011151212121313291791011112515193115151517101119231515181936361212111411915168111081010122323161012121582221121113111112123315916122426191211131211912121011101915181224171215241218101417911Lineage IIIHeffernan (Ireland) - Z253+IRE R1b-L21-Z253
H006Wm Heffernan (c1850 IRE)>Jas J.(1880 ENG)>Milo(1910)R1b-L21-Z253132414101115121212131329179101111251519301515151710111923151518193536121211141191516811108101012232416101212158222112111311111212H006Wm Heffernan (c1850 IRE)>Jas J.(1880 ENG)>Milo(1910)IRE > ENG > NY R1b-L21-Z253FTDNA114516
H014James Heffernan (c1800 IRE)>Phillip(1838)R1b-L21-Z2531324141111141212121313291791011112515193215151517101119231514181936361212121113231013111214312411915168111081010122323161012121582222121113111112123315916122426191211131211913121011101915181224171215241218101417911H014James Heffernan (c1800 IRE)>Phillip(1838)IRE > IL R1b-L21-Z253Z253+FTDNA314020Fred A. Heffernanrockislandfred@gmail.com
H010Timothy Heffernan (1794 IRE)>John(1820)>Patrick(1857)>John(1892)R1b-L21-Z2531324141011151212121313291791011112515193215151517101119231414181936361212121113231013111215312411915168111081010122324161012121582222121113111112123315916122427191211131211912121011101915181224171215241218101417911H010Timothy Heffernan (1794 IRE)>John(1820)>Patrick(1857)>John(1892)IRE > TX R1b-L21-Z253L21+ DF13+ Z253+ L554- Z2534-FTDNA219896R7U7TJohn S. Heffernanhefferna.john@sbcglobal.net
H012John Heffernan (c1792 IRE)>Jas(1834)>Jas(1866)>Homer(1910)R1b-L21-Z2531323141011151212121313291791011112515193114151517101119231515192036361212131113231013111214312411915168111081010122323161012121582222121113111112123415916122426191211131211913121011101915181424171215241218101417911H012John Heffernan (c1792 IRE)>Jas(1834)>Jas(1866)>Homer(1910)IRE > TX R1b-L21-Z253Z253+FTDNA2943499VNK5
   
   
Lineage IVR1b-M269132314101114121212131329179101111251519311516161611111923151518173738121212141110151681010810912222315101212158222012111311111212Lineage IV R1b-M269
H005Luke Heffernan (1802) > John Heffron (1845)R1b-M269132314101114121212131329179101111251519311516161611111923151518173738121212141110151681010810912222315101212159232012111312111212H005Luke Heffernan (1802) > John Heffron (1845)IRE > US R1b-M269FTDNAN143563NYAZMark Heffronheffron_m@hotmail.com
H011Phillip Heffernan (1841)R1b-M26913231410111412121213132917991111251519311516161612111923161518193737121212141110151681010810912222315101212158222012111311111212H011Phillip Heffernan (1841) R1b-M269FTDNA234542TRBDWMark Heffernan
   
Lineage VR1b-M2691326141111131212121314301791011112515183015161617111119231716171739391212121113231013121213302411915168101081010122123161012121682520121113111112123615916122426191211121211912121011102215191324171315241218101417911Lineage V R1b-M269
H013John Ifernain (1620–1690 IRE)R1b-M2691326141111131212121314301791011112515183015161617111119231716171739401212121113231013121213302411915168101081010122123161012121682520121113111112123615916122426191211121211912121011102215191324171315241218101417911H013John Ifernain (1620–1690 IRE)IRE R1b-M269FTDNAB3174
H015John (Heifer) Ifernain (1620–1690 IRE)R1b-M2691326141111131212121314301791011112515183015161617111119231716171839391212121113231013121213302411915168101081010122123161012121682520121113111112123615916122426191211121211912121011102215191324171315241218101417911H015John (Heifer) Ifernain (1620–1690 IRE)IRE R1b-M269FTDNA196547
   
UngroupedUngrouped 
H007Dennis Heffernan (c1823 IRE)R1b-M2691324141111141212131314291791011112616192915151717111119231515191735351212H007Dennis Heffernan (c1823 IRE)IRE > US R1b-M269FTDNA157164
H016R1b-M26913241412121312121113132917991111251519281515151511111923151620173838121212111223101311121330251191516810108101012232316101212148222012111311111212351591612242620121111121191212101110201518142517121424121891417911H016IRE R1b-M269FTDNA396784
   
Analysis of Test Results

Below are analyses of the test results for each of the lineages represented in the project.  As more members join the project and more haplotype data is obtained for each lineage, more detailed analysis will be possible.  Genealogical information on each lineage and for members of the project can be found on the Ancestral Lines page.

Lineage I:  Hugh Heffernan (1757 IRE 1832 PA)

The test results so far for this lineage come from two lines of decendants of Hugh Heffernan's grandson, Thomas Clinton Heffernan.  With results from these two lines, we can start to build a modal haplotype for Hugh and his descendants.  The estimated haplogroup of R1b indicates a western European origin.  Y-SNP testing is pending for one of Hugh's descendants which should further refine the haplogroup designation.  The results from this testing could also further clarify the geographic origins of Hugh's paternal line ancestors.  Although Hugh immigrated from County Antrim in Ulster Ireland, some of the markers from the testing so far indicate his paternal line ancestors may actually have come from southern Ireland.

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Michael L. Hébert
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