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SQUIRES Family HistoryThis interesting name is of Norman origin, introduced into England after the Conquest of 1066 as a "status name", signifying a young man of good birth attendant on a knight, his shield-bearer. The derivation is from the Old French "escuyer" or "escuier", in Middle English "squyer", both ultimately from the Latin "scutanius", a derivative of "scutum", shield. By the 14th Century the term "squire" meant not only any young attendant or servant but had been generalised into referring to social status rather than age, and by the 17th Century the term denoted any member of the landed gentry.
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(Part 1 of 3) The Squires name has a long history in the British Isles, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the north-west region of the Emerald Island. The Squires story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup C3] can trace their beginnings to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Squires surname origin is possibly from the Dáirine [R1b-L513] who found the Kingdom of Brycheiniog, Wales around 300 CE.
(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Kingdom of Brycheiniog will take part in an invasion of Brittany, France around 500 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Squires story begins in pre-history Ireland but a descendant will then move to Wales where the family can be traced back to their Welsh tribe Cydifor Fawr. This line and many of his kin will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.
(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207
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