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  • n. Plural form of patriline.


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  • Numerous English patrilines were incorporated into the Catholic population; in time, they would consider themselves as much a part of the Irish ethnic group as those who bore Irish surnames.

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  • And it was a process in which Irish or Irish Newfoundland women played a vital part, as marriage or common-law partners of not only incoming Irish Catholic migrants but also plebeian men of English Protestant descent, thus bringing many English Protestant patrilines (families with surnames such as Glynn, Williams, Yard, Carew, Maddox, and Martin) into the Catholic population.

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  • Within the Catholic parish records, by contrast, English surnames are frequently interspersed among the Irish, indicating a high degree of assimilation of English Protestant patrilines into the expanding Irish Catholic ethnoreligious group by the early 1800s.

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  • Irish women played another vital role in the establishment of the Irish population in the area as numerous English Protestant patrilines were brought into the Irish Catholic ethnoreligious group through intermarriage with Irish Newfoundland women.

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  • Without additional analyses of Y-chromosomal patrilines, male introgression cannot be ruled out.

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  • Ancient DNA studies on Y-chromosomes are comparatively rare because: (i) the preservation of nuclear DNA (ncDNA) is far worse than for mtDNA, (ii) patrilines are less intensively studied and segregating sites are not well known, (iii) only males carry a Y-chromosome, thus approximately only 50\% of the samples are suitable for analysis but the morphological identification of bones from male individuals is often impossible.

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