From the BBC: Yorkshire clan linked to Africa.
People of African origin have lived in Britain for centuries, according to genetic evidence.
A Leicester University study found that seven men with a rare Yorkshire surname carry a genetic signature previously found only in people of African origin.
The men seem to have shared a common ancestor in the 18th Century, but the African DNA lineage they carry may have reached Britain centuries earlier. [continue]
- Tracing the route of our shared DNA from Africa to Yorkshire – Times Online