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Leigh Joseph Ryan

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Kerang, Victoria, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Keith Francis Ryan and Beatrice Dawn Wright
Husband of Susan Mary Rayner (Green) (RYAN)
Brother of Marilyn Ferbrache; <private> Ryan; Carol Lena Ryan; <private> Ryan; Private User and 3 others

Occupation: Security
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About Leigh

Y-DNA Haplogroup - R1b1a2a1a1b4b - R-M269 - R-M222+ - Terminal snp R-FGC8739

This undifferentiated R1 lineage is quite rare. It is found only at very low frequencies in Europe, Central Asia, and South Asia. This lineage possibly originated in Europe and then migrated east into Asia.

mtDNA Haplogroup - K1c1b

About My Haplogroup YDNA R1b1a2a1a1b4b R-M222

This subclade within R-L21 is defined by the presence of the marker M222. It is particularly associated with male lines which are Irish or Scottish, but especially northern Irish. In this case, the relatively high frequency of this specific subclade among the population of certain counties in northwestern Ireland may be due to positive social selection, as it is suggested to have been the Y-chromosome haplogroup of the Uí Néill dynastic kindred of ancient Ireland. However it is not restricted to the Uí Néill as it is also associated with the closely related Connachta dynasties, the Uí Briúin and Uí Fiachrach. M222 is also found as a substantial proportion of the population of Scotland which may indicate substantial settlement from northern Ireland or at least links to it. Those areas settled by large numbers of Irish and Scottish emigrants such as North America have a substantial percentage of M222.

For those of you who are wondering why the change from R-M269, i took further DNA tests to refine my results, think of it as defining which sibling i am within the R-M269 family hence i have reduced the number of genetic matches to a more confined group R-M222, next step is getting more relatives to have genetic testing at FTDNA -

Haplogroup -MTDNA  K1c1b

Your Origin

The mitochondrial super-haplogroup U encompasses haplogroups U1-U7 and haplogroup K. Haplogroup K is found through Europe, and contains multiple closely related lineages indicating a recent population expansion. The origin of haplogroup K dates to approximately 16,000 years ago, and it has been suggested that individuals with this haplogroup took part in the pre-Neolithic expansion following the Last Glacial Maximum.

This MTDNA has been recorded in these countries -

Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy , Lithuania, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland Galicia, Russian Federation, Scotland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom United States

Project created January 9, 2006. "Katrine," the founding mother of mitochondrial DNA haplogroup K, was one of the "Seven Daughters of Eve" as listed in the 2001 book of that title by Bryan Sykes. A lot has happened since 2001, but the book is still valuable. Katrine lived about 16,000 years ago. Perhaps the oldest known K descendant was Oetzi the Iceman whose frozen body was discovered in the Alps in 1991. Estimated at 5000 years old, the Iceman proved to have the basic mutations for a K: 16224C and 16311C. Every K is a cousin of Oetzi.

Europe (Western European) Orcadian 90.55% Middle East (North African) Mozabite 9.45%

The Ryan Family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain through the line of Heremon, eighth son of that monarch. The founder of the family was Fiacha Baiceada, son of Cathire More, King of Ireland, A.D.144. The ancient name of the family was Maobreann, signifying "Country Boy". The chiefs of the clan were styled Lords of Idrone and Owney, and their possessions were located in the present County of Carlow and throughout Leinster. This territory of the Ryans was subjected to the intrusion of the Anglo-Normans almost from the landing of the latter in Ireland in 1172.


The name of RYAN, it is stated by some family historians, is derived from the ancient Irish word righin, meaning "sluggish, or dilatory", and was anciently written Mulrian or O'Mulrian. Others assert that the Irish rian, meaning "Kinglet" or "Prince", was the parent form of the name. The name is found in the early Irish and American records in the various spellings of O'Mulrian, O'Mull Rian, O'Mulryan, Mulrian, Mulryan, O'Righin, Righin, O'Ryan, O'Ryne, O'Rian, O'Roin, Roin, Rian, Ryen, Ryne, Ryan and numerous others. Of those mentioned, the form last mentioned is that most frequently used in America today.

Of Milesian origin, the family traces its descent from one Cormac, the younger son of Nathi or Nathach, King of Leinster about the year 484 A.D. Cormac was Lord or Prince of Idrone, County Carlow, Ireland, about the beginning of the sixth century. This Cormac was the father of Colom or Colman, who was the father of Ronan, father of St. Chronmaol, who had a son named Aodh or Hugh Roin. The last was the father of another Colman, who was father to Laignen, father of Cairbre, father of Hugh, father of Bruadar, father of Dubhghall, father of Righin, from whom the family took its name. Righin was the father of Cairbre, father of Teige, father of Donoch, father of Melachlin, father of Lucas, who had a son named Daithi or David. This David had a son named Neimheach, who was the father of Jeoffrey, father of Henry, who had issue, probably in the latter part of the eleventh century of Henry Mulrian, O'Ryan, or Ryan. A later O'Ryan, Prince of Idrone, was slain by Raymond le Gros in the year 1170.

One branch of this family was represented in the latter part of the fifteenth century by Darby O'Ryan, who was the father of Mahowne, father of Daniel, father of another Darby, father of Daniel, who had a son, William O'Mulryan, who died in 1637. He married Margaret, daughter of John Cantwell, of County Tipperary, about the beginning of the seventeenth century. They were the parents of five sons: Darby, Donoch or Denis, Henry, James, and John, of whom the first, Darby O'Mulryan, resided in County Limerick, Ireland, and married Kathleen Fitzmorice, by whom he left numerous issue.

William Ryan, of Ballymackeogh, County Tipperary, Ireland, was the father about the middle of the seventeenth century of a son named Daniel Ryan, who was the father by his wife Honor, daughter of Colonel John Ewer, of William, Anthony, George, Elizabeth, Anne and Mary. Of these, William married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Newstead, in 1725 and was the father by her of Ewer, Richard, George, Anne, Elizabeth, William and Anthony, of whom the first was married in 1754 to Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Magrath. To this union was born nine children, William, John, Anthony, Eleanor, Bridget, George, Richard, Rickard and Elizabeth.

John Ryan, son of one Daniel Ryan and his wife Frances, daughter of Patrick Ragget, of Inch House, County Tipperary, was married about 1714 to Mary, daughter of Thomas Mathew, and had issue by her of a son named Daniel, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Justin MacCarthy, in 1737. He was the father by her of, among other children, a son named George Ryan. This George was the father by his wife, Margaret Roche, of six children, Daniel, Philip, George, John, Denis, Margaret, and Elizabeth.

A Tipperary Sept:

The O'Ryans of Owney

   The Ryan family of Boggaun was clearly an offshoot of the O'Mulryans of Owney, an important sept whose descendants are today so widely distributed throughout Tipperary and adjoining counties. From time beyond recall the Ryans occupied the tract of land west of a line joining Nenagh and Newport fronting Lough Derg until war and privation forced them far beyond the confines of their ancestral lands. The story of the Ryans of Owney is told in the "Records of Four Tipperary Septs" by M. Callanan, Galway, 1935, and there is no need to repeat here the wealth of detail contained in that book. As we traverse in spirit the wild country once called Owney, we pause for a moment at the ruined Ryan castle of Killoscully before moving southwards over the Keeper Mountains to Foilaclug in the parish of Hollford where, according to local tradition, Eamon an Chnoic or Edmond Knock Ryan, the Rapparee, is buried. Further on to the west, on the Limerick-Tipperary border we enter the now ruined twelfth century cistercian monastery of Abingdon, in a sequestered corner of which a monument to the Ryans bore this inscription:
   "The most noble William Ryan, chief of the country of Owney, the head and prince of the ancient family of Ryans caused this monument to be erected to himself, his wife and his children.
   "The honour of his posterity and praise of his ancestors caused William Ryan to construct this graceful work.
   "Alas, how much nobility proved in peace and war, how much holy faith, virtue and distinguished fame are enclosed in this sepuchral monument of the Ryans. If it should be asked why that which is not destined to die should be shut up, the bones alone are covered in the earth but the other parts that know not death will enjoy perpetual day.
   "The praise, virtue, glory and honour of the Ryan race will live forever in this honoured name. A.D. 1632."
   from: Handbook on Irish Genealogy
   Sixth Edition-1984
   Donal F. Begley
   Irish Genealogical Office

Not without distinction in Ireland, where many bearers of the name Ryan were of the landed gentry, the family was represented among the early settlers in America.