The Broach/Broatch Surname Project
To maintain participant privacy, I refer to test takers by their kit # rather than by their given name. To date, 3 Haplogroups are associated with the Broach/Broatch surname. Results are clustered by those Haplogroups. It appears there are 2 Broach genetic clans which share a similar surname but are unrelated?those in Haplogroup C vs. those in Haplogroup I1 & I2b. So far, Broatches from Haplogroup C share a common surname spelling & generally claim Scotland as their ancestral home. Broaches from Haplogroup I1 assert descent from the UK A sub category of Haplogroup I1 can prove a pedigree to a specific ancestor, Abner Broach. The balance of those in Haplogroup I1 may be related to 1 of the following Broaches who lived in VA during the mid-1700s? Benoni, Charles, George, James, Jones (Jonas?) & possibly Thomas. There is little information about the Broach in Haplogroup I2b.
Other surnames in Project
Broach, Broache, Broatch, Broats, Broatsch, Broche, Brosch, Brotch
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