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Dillon Surname DNA Research Project
« on: 14:32:06, 01/07/17 »
Today there are estimated to be approximately 100,000 Dillons across the world; contrary to what many believe, the Dillon surname is not solely an Irish name and is not of a single origin. For example, although many believe that all Irish Dillons are descended from the Anglo-Norman invader Sir Henry de Leon who came to Ireland with the Normans in the 12th century this is not the case. Whilst some Dillons are indeed descendants of Sir Henry de Leon the surname has multiple unrelated origins with origins from outside Ireland such as France for example and this is supported by the findings to date of this DNA project.

Unfortunately, Irish family history research is often difficult, particularly when attempting to research prior to the 19th century due to many crucial records having been destroyed. In the absence of conventional records DNA has a crucial role to play in research Irish surnames such as the Dillons and enable modern day Dillons to discover their Dillon ancestry and cousins.

To find out more and how to get DNA tested please visit our website (dillondna.blogspot.co.uk) and Facebook page (facebook.com/dillondnaproject)


My own Dillons lived in Manchester after coming over from Ireland and it would be great to get some Manchester Dillons to join our project, we currently have 100 members.


If anyone has any questions or queries feel free to get in touch.
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Re: Dillon Surname DNA Research Project
« Reply #1 on: 15:09:21, 01/07/17 »
Today there are estimated to be approximately 100,000 Dillons across the world; contrary to what many believe, the Dillon surname is not solely an Irish name and is not of a single origin. For example, although many believe that all Irish Dillons are descended from the Anglo-Norman invader Sir Henry de Leon who came to Ireland with the Normans in the 12th century this is not the case. Whilst some [/font][/size]Dillons are indeed descendants of Sir Henry de Leon the surname has multiple unrelated origins with origins from outside Ireland such as France for example and this is supported by the findings to date of this DNA project.

Unfortunately, Irish family history research is often difficult, particularly when attempting to research prior to the 19th century due to many crucial records having been destroyed. In the absence of conventional records DNA has a crucial role to play in research Irish surnames such as the Dillons and enable modern day Dillons to discover their Dillon ancestry and cousins.

To find out more and how to get DNA tested please visit our website (dillondna.blogspot.co.uk) and Facebook page (facebook.com/dillondnaproject)


My own Dillons lived in Manchester after coming over from Ireland and it would be great to get some Manchester Dillons to join our project, we currently have 100 members.


If anyone has any questions or queries feel free to get in touch.
hi welcome to the forum ,I was looking for a friend I've not seen for years Ross Dillon lived in Middleton Manchester about 62 years old had a sister called Melanie,it's a long shot but worth a punt

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Re: Dillon Surname DNA Research Project
« Reply #2 on: 17:28:23, 01/07/17 »
There was a Dillon's newsagent in Timperley, may have been part of a branch
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Re: Dillon Surname DNA Research Project
« Reply #3 on: 17:34:52, 01/07/17 »
There was a Dillon's newsagent in Timperley, may have been part of a branch


Thanks Celeste, I'll look into that.

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Re: Dillon Surname DNA Research Project
« Reply #4 on: 18:55:46, 01/07/17 »

Thanks Celeste, I'll look into that.
so are you out to help anyone research Dillon's or are you just directing people to a website?

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Re: Dillon Surname DNA Research Project
« Reply #5 on: 19:02:26, 01/07/17 »
so are you out to help anyone research Dillon's or are you just directing people to a website?


The website has more information about the project, the aim of which is to study the Y chomosome DNA of those with the Dillon surname (as has and is being done for many other surnames)[/size]. By publicising the project like this I hope to encourage more Dillons to take a Y-DNA test, the project was established in 2005 and has 100 members but we need more people.


The Y chromosome  is passed from Father to son down the direct male line and so a Dillon who is related to the tester will share a very similar Y chromosome. Y-DNA testing not only reveals whether a male line relationship exists but also gives an estimate as to when the common ancestor lived (e.g. a 95% probability that you share a male line ancestor within 5 generations with your genetic match). From the results it is possible to draw conclusions as to the origins of a surname and for the tester to find other Dillons that they are related to.


There is more information about testing in terms of the different types of test, the companies which offer such testing and the cost on the website: dillondna.blogspot.co.uk


Hopefully that makes it a little clearer!

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Re: Dillon Surname DNA Research Project
« Reply #6 on: 19:04:39, 01/07/17 »

The website has more information about the project, the aim of which is to study the Y chomosome DNA of those with the Dillon surname (as has and is being done for many other surnames)[/size]. By publicising the project like this I hope to encourage more Dillons to take a Y-DNA test, the project was established in 2005 and has 100 members but we need more people.


The Y chromosome  is passed from Father to son down the direct male line and so a Dillon who is related to the tester will share a very similar Y chromosome. Y-DNA testing not only reveals whether a male line relationship exists but also gives an estimate as to when the common ancestor lived (e.g. a 95% probability that you share a male line ancestor within 5 generations with your genetic match). From the results it is possible to draw conclusions as to the origins of a surname and for the tester to find other Dillons that they are related to.


There is more information about testing in terms of the different types of test, the companies which offer such testing and the cost on the website: dillondna.blogspot.co.uk


Hopefully that makes it a little clearer!   ok got it thank you