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Published on: 6 Dec 2014
Updated: 16 Oct 2016
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Surname variations: Maxwell; POSSIBLY: Maxie, Maxcy
First Generation in the New World
1. ALEXANDER¹ MAXWELL, was presumably born in Scotland.
Over the years I have asked any Maxcy I found to join our Maxwell group at FTDNA so we could compare results. So far I have not found a close (or even a distant) Y-DNA match between over 200 Maxwells and approximately 5 Maxcy lines. The Maxcy donors do tend to match each other.
I do now know the exact lineages (including those in the Lanni report) so I am asking for help to try to determine if there is some reason for this discrepancy in DNA testing (there could be several explanations) and the sources documented in Nancy Lannis genealogy report.
It would appear on the surface that Alexander Maxwell on the SPOW list and Alexander Maxcy may be different unrelated (at least genetically) men? Alternatively there could be “step brothers/ half brothers [thru a female line]” that would connect to the same male Maxwell/Maxcy etc.
Part of the dilemma is proving each generation in the various pedigrees back to the Alexander Maxwell/Maxcy.
Any suggestions and assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Donald P. Maxwell, Jr., M.D. , F.A.C.S.
18700 Wolf Creek Drive
Edmond, Okla. 73012