Townsend Society of America
21 West Main Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Castle Townshend, Ire/American South/AUS
This Townsend Family Group has at least four subgroups identified as a result of DNA testing. They remain unconnected by traditional research and documentation and no common ancestor has been identified. Recently several persons with other surnames but DNA results matching Townsends are trying to find their Townsend connection. The 'h' in the Irish branch was only adopted in the 1870s and by a minority of that large family.
Background and Comments
The I2b1 haplogroup (shorthand I-M223) based on three members of the group who have been tested. For information on this haplogroup go to Wikipedia.
Monty Groves, TSA member visited CastleTownshend, Ireland. Click here for his pictures.