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About these Gore Langton and Gorelangton results


In the Eigteenth Century the Gore family married into the Langton family of Bristol, England who had become extinct in the male-line. So, the Bristol Langtons are obviously unable to take part in the DNA project. Although genetically Gores, we are very happy to have the Gore Langtons in our DNA database and trees.

Some of this family adopted the name Gore-Langton (Hyphenated) and some as Gore Langton (without the hyphen) and still a third family as Gorelangton (joined into one name). This third family has a less clear lineage, and ended up in Hawaii and California, USA.

We have results from the Gore Langtons and the Gorelangtons so far.


The two results belong to different haplogroups. This shows that these two lines do not share the same male ancestry - they are not related.


The Gore Langton result is clearly the original Gore DNA as it is a rare group E; this is the kind of rare DNA result we would expect as this Gore family was likley of Norman origin. It seems likely that the Gore name was taken from Gournay in France, some time shortly before the Norman conquest of England in 1066.


It is also interesting because we have discovered a new Gore group. There is a Gore DNA project elsewhere on the net with several different profile groups, but none as excitting as this one. We hope in the future to get results from other distant 'Gore' relations which will give us addiitonal insight into this rare group.

The Gorelangton DNA is almost certainly of Anglo-Saxon origin, which turns up in high frequency in Britian (70%). Nevertheless, it is interesting and with further analysis we may be able to acertain its male-line origins.