Re: COOLE listed among Manx Surnames

From: The Cooleys <>
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2012 20:04:59 -0800

I was thinking R1a1 (or even R1a1a) but I typed R1a for the general
antagonist to R1b. Plus the
article I was looking at just had R1a, with the implied Scandinavian roots.

I also found a fairly close match at ftdna under the Isle of Man
project, kit no. 188790, with a
surname KEIG, an R1a1a tracing back to 1730.

This was the first time I've noticed the COOLE surname within the
British Isles, and with the Isle
of Man situated in the Irish Sea, sort of midway between the Irish
Cooley Peninsula and Scotland,
well, I got a little excited.

Check this out when you get a chance, right around the 6 minute mark:


On 1/8/2012 7:22 PM, Michael Cooley wrote:
> I haven't looked deeply into it. The connection is so ancient that it can
> tell us, I believe, only about the general sweep of the group.
> I did, however, find a fairly close matching r1a1-b2. I have his results
> listed in the last column at
> . It's been awhile since
> I've corresponded to him. He's not a Cooley and, if I recall correctly, he
> was born on the eastern coast of England, perhaps Sussex. I think there
> was an adoption involved in his line, too. We were unable to take our
> correspondence very far.
> BTW, I don't think it's R1a that's Nordic. That haplogroup is even found
> in India. But I think R1a1 is.
> -Michael
>> Was wondering if anyone had gone down this road yet. The common family
>> name COOLE comes up in a number of searches for the Isle of Man and
>> subsequent yDNA projects. I've only just skimmed this subject but at
>> least one study has shown an incidence of around a third of the Manx men
>> tested with an R1a (Norse) origin. Any thoughts?
>> Jim
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