DNA – 5x Great-Grandparents

Whilst updating my Maternal DNA Matches via my mother’s kit. It was interesting to note how many of her 5x Great-Grandparents I am still missing DNA for.

It is suggested, that we should at least have inherited DNA From all of our 5x Great-Grandparents, generations that are older do not necessarily follow this rule, due to dilution and the amount of ancestors we have.

In comparison.

Out of a possible 128 5x Great-Grandparents, my mother currently has matches for; 79 ancestors. I currently know the names for 124. So I still have a long way to go even though I have DNA confirmed more then half.

An important match for me would be the Jeffries family of Lowestoft as Anne Jenner Jeffries (1804 – 1879), is my mother’s 3rd great-grandmother and a family member/branch with no DNA links.

Early Origins of the Jeffries family

The surname Jeffries was first found in  Herefordshire, where they held a  family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the  Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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