Surnames and Genetic Structure by Gabriel Ward LaskerSurnames and Genetic Structure by Gabriel Ward Lasker

Surnames and Genetic Structure

byGabriel Ward Lasker

Paperback | January 28, 2008

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Surnames are inherited in much the same way as are biological traits. Since surnames were generally adopted - in Europe during Medieval times - their distribution has become very uneven: analysis of the present geographic patterns provides an insight into the kind of redistribution of genes that has resulted from all the migrations of the intervening years. Using non-technical language and a minimum of mathematics, this book presents a lucid description and evaluation of these studies of the genetic structure of human populations. A special feature is the appendix which presents computer-generated maps and distribution diagrams of 100 common surnames in England and Wales.
Title:Surnames and Genetic StructureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.35 inPublished:January 28, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521057639

ISBN - 13:9780521057639

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. History of surname studies in human biology; 3. Sources of data; 4. Methods; 5. Isolates and inbreeding; 6. Island versus distance models: the Far East and Oceania; 7. The Americas and continental Europe; 8. Scotland and Ireland; 9. Regions of England; 10. English cities and the general population of England and Wales; 11. Specific surnames in Great Britain; 12. Human population structure; Appendix; Glossary; Index.