Wyles Family Paternal DNA
In February, 2007, Adrian Peter Chan-Wyles had his paternal DNA tested by the world renowned geneticist - Professor Bryan Sykes of Oxford Ancestors. The general result using the Oxford Ancestors methodology (using 10 DNA markers) is 'Eshu', more commonly known as haplogroup E-M215 (Y-DNA), but also referred to in the older literature as E3b, and further refined as E-M215 (E1b1b), and E-M35 (E1b1b1). The Wyles Y-DNA of Duddington is E-M35 (E1b1b1) is not a common paternal-line in the UK population of males, and has an interesting demographic spread throughout the world - probably originating in North and Eat Africa. If other males surnamed 'Wyles' carry this same haplogroup (or similar) throughout the world, this might suggest a common ethno-cultural origin for the name itself. Although not prevalent in Britain, nevertheless, research shows that 'Eshu' has been linked to some populations of ancient Britons (i.e. 'Celts'), and Viking invaders.
In May, 2009, the result of haplogroup E for the Wyles paternal-line was confirmed through an indepth Y-DNA analysis carried-out by 'Family Tree DNA', situated in the USA. This Y-DNA test assesses 67 markers and allows for a greater accuracy of interpretation - although the over-all result does not vary from that of Oxford Ancestors. Family Tree DNA relies upon the excellent academic work of Bruce Walsh PhD (of the University of Arizona), who specialises in 'Population Genetics' and interpretation of results, as well as Michael Hammer PhD (Director of the Genomic Analysis & Technology Core facility), who overseas the actual testing procedure in the laboratory. The only notable difference with this result is that the old E3b is recorded in the latest scientific notation of 'E-L117'.