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About the study
I have started this following my work on my own name Daglish - for details please see the Daglish One Name Study. The surname dictionaries show that Daglish is one of a number of variants of Dalgleish. In practice Daglish is a distinct name with its roots in North East England but DNA testing has suggested that the link to the Scottish name is there.
As the Dalgleish name is more widespread, I would be grateful for any and all support in getting the Dalgleish study started. If you have an interest in the name or its variants please do get in touch.
See also associated website Dalgleish Families.
Distribution of the name
Emigration took place to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and several other countries.
DNA is now established as a very useful tool in genealogy which can support the traditional methods of research and also help where paper records are not available.
The DNA test used in the study works on the Y-chromosome which is passed down through the male line (in much the same way as surnames). The test uses those parts of the Y-chromosone which are normally passed unchanged from father to son for many generations.
We therefore need living male members of the Dalgleish family. There is another DNA test which follows the maternal line - but this is not relevant for our particular study.
The primary objective is to find which of the many Dalgleish, Dalgliesh and Dalglish families can can be linked back to a common ancestor.
More details can be seen at Daglish Dalgleish DNA Project.