My maternal line is V. Matos surname is my farthest. Santa Clara (Ponta 
Delgada) São Miguel.


On Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12:05:13 PM UTC-4, David wrote:
> Would love to hear from anyone else whose direct maternal line runs 
> through the Azores and whose mtDNA tests as haplogroup V.   
> From what I am reading, V is spread out across Europe at low levels, 
> except for accounting for over 50% of the Sami people ("Lapps") and around 
> 19% of the Cantabrian people in Spain.  (If I recall correctly, Basques 
> have a lower percentage than Sami and Cantabrians, but still higher than 
> average...) 
> And I've seen genetic studies of the Azores where the overall prevalence 
> of V thrpughout the archipelago is similar to that around most of Europe -- 
> but also one study that says that its prevalence in the Western group of 
> the Azores is 33% (which would apparently be the highest rate in the world 
> other than among the Sami), and that it's the most heavily represented 
> haplogroup in the Western group. 
> My earliest known ancestor in my direct maternal line lived on Flores, so 
> she forms part of this pattern for V in the Western group.  I'm interested 
> in trying to set up a database for Azoreans and Azorean-descendants who 
> fall into V, to see if we can construct a tree back to one or more 
> identifiable "mothers" of V who brought the haplogroup to the Azores and to 
> whom (or to one of whom) all Azorean Vs can trace their direct maternal 
> lines. 
> David da Silva Cornell 
> Miami, FL 
> Researching the following surnames and places: 
> Faial - Furtado, Terra, Furtado da Terra (unknown freguesia(s), but signs 
> currently point to Pedro Miguel) 
> Flores - Freitas, Lourenço, Coelho (unknown freguesia(s)) 
> Pico - Silveira Cardoso, Macedo, Machado, Pereira Madruga, Ferreira, 
> Cardoso, Cardoso Machado, Vieira, Bettencourt, Dutra, Castanho, Homem, 
> Goulart, Quaresma, Moniz, Barreto, Silveira, Pereira, Álvares (all Lajes 
> do 
> Pico) 
> S. Jorge - Silva, Botelho, Azevedo, Cardoso (Urzelina); Silva, Azevedo, 
> Cardoso (Santo António in Norte Grande)

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