Bennu7 wrote:Thank you Rob 1, actually I entered your site first time but unfortunately I did not notice there was in English also , my fault !
I found your family history is a very interesting and rich in history events, so where did you reach by now after DNA test ?
I now have four men from three different clusters, all of which separated before 1520's, and who share the same haplogroup and very close haplotypes. The most distant of which have a genetic distance of 13 (out of 67 markers) and still the same surname! I have the potential of reconstructing the haplotypes of the three men who generated these three main clusters, all of whom were born around 1490's, 1520's and 1550's. Four more volunteers have joined and expect results, but we need slightly more men and especially money to keep the project alive!
The advantage of our surname project is that I do not need twenty or thirty people, a dozen will suffice because I can select the best candidates and then ask them to join if they wish.
Ancestry seems middle-eastern, semitic surely; however I can't tell yet if there is an arabic or jewish origin, both however were present in Sicily before 1100's.
yDNA: J1-YSC76 (L147.1+ L858+ YSC76+ L222.2- Z644-)
; Giovanni Raciti, b. 1490, Aci Sant'Antonio, Sicily. Guglielmo Raciti b. 1180, Longi, Sicily.Raciti Surname Project
- Help us to discover more about the origins of this surname and cluster by donating a sum to the project here General FundRaciti Family
- an Internet Site dedicated to the History and Origins of the Raciti Surname