Auslan Cramb has written an article in The Telpgraph that claims a DNA study has found that half of all the men who carry the surnames Stewart, or Stuart, are descended from Scotland’s royal dynasty. The same investigation has also traced, for the first time, the rise of a male DNA lineage to a single individual in the 13th century who founded a branch of the Royal Stewart line.
There are about 70,000 people with the surname in Britain, and the findings mean that around 17,500 men, regardless of their family trees, can now claim to be of royal descent.
The article gives a brief explanation of hos the DNA company came to the conclusion of royal ancestry. You can read the full article at http://goo.gl/N9Ya1F.
Gee, the article says "half of all the men who carry the surnames Stewart, or Stuart" in Britain but I have to wonder if that extends to my ancestor, John Stuart, of Miramichi, New Brunswick, who was born "someplace in Scotland." Please excuse me while I go polish my crown.