About the Author

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Bruce Henderson is a computer engineer living in Southern California. With the help of his cousins he is researching the history of the Henderson family of southern Caithness. You can contact him at bruce@sigalarm.com

Henderson DNA Test Results

Below are the results from a 67 marker Y chromosome test performed by Family Tree DNA. Additionally, several other SNPs have been tested, including:

L22+ M170+ M253+ M258+ M307+ P30+ L157+ / P38- M161- M21- M223- M227- M26- M72- P109- P259-

A Kittler test was performed, coming out High / Low:
DYS385a/b (K): 15-14

The distinctive Dunbeath Henderson Y chromosome is a part of the “Ultra-Norse-1” group, showing a clear lineage to Sweeden, Norway or Iceland. Note this does not match any known Gunn Y chromosome, in spite of history recording that the Hendersons of Caithness were kin of the Gunn clan, split after the battle of St. Tears.

This chromosome also shows distinct differences than most other I1d samples tested for 464 a/b/c/d values. All male descendants of James Henderson will share this same Y chromosome.

The distinctive Dunbeath Henderson Y chromosome is a part of the “Ultra-Norse-1” group, showing a clear lineage to Sweeden, Norway or Iceland. Note this does not match any known Gunn Y chromosome, in spite of history recording that the Hendersons of Caithness were kin of the Gunn clan, split after the battle of St. Tears.
This chromosome also shows distinct differences than most other I1d samples tested for 464 a/b/c/d values. All male descendants of James Henderson will share this same Y chromosome.
DYS# 393 390 19* 391 385a 385b
Alleles 13 23 14 10 14 15
DYS# 426 388 439 389-1 392 389-2
Alleles 11 14 11 12 11 29
DYS# 458 459a 459b 455 454 447
Alleles 15 8 9 8 11 23
DYS# 437 448 449 464a** 464b** 464c** 464d**
Alleles 16 20 28 12 13 13 14
DYS# 460 GATA H4 YCA II a YCA II b 456 607
Alleles 10 11 19 21 14 14
DYS# 576 570 CDY a CDY b 442 438
Alleles 17 21 37 39 11 10
DYS# 531 578 395S1a 395S1b 492 590
Alleles 11 8 15 15 12 8
DYS# 537 641 472 406S1 511
Alleles 11 10 8 9 10
DYS# 425 413a 413b 557 594 436
Alleles 12 23 24 15 10 12
DYS# 490 534 450 444 481 520 446
Alleles 12 16 8 13 24 20 13
DYS# 617 568 487 572 640 565
Alleles 13 11 12 11 11 11