Recalling Our Ancient Past
by UK003 Betty Molyneux Brown
Above: A typical Viking Warrior. It is a complete myth that the Vikings had helmets
With the family we have been on a delightful cruise to Iceland/Faroe Islands/Western
Norway. This part of the world of course makes one think of the Vikings from whence
the name Molyneux originated. Norwegian & Icelandic historians identified Rollo
as originating in Western Norway, so it was natural to think of him as we viewed
the magnificent scenery in the Norwegian fjords. Waterfalls tumbling hundreds of
feet in delicate cascades, snow-capped mountains and glaciers. Rollo left all this
in 885 with a Viking fleet and besieged Paris, and did so again in 911. After being
given land and settling in France (Normandy) he died before 933, and the leadership
passed to his son William Longsword. We all know what happened after 1066 when Rollo’s
3 x gt.grandson William Conqueror came to England. The Molyneux were given lands
in the North West of England and you can take it from there.
> Mx Ancestral Tree.
> Origins and Variation of our Molyneux Surname.
> Mx Crest and Coat of Arms Usage.
Above: Portion of Mx Line Connections
Lineages tied together by shared ancestors/relatives—known, reputed or suspected—received
from individual members and/or written about said individual in MxWorld has been
used to illustrate the inter-connections between our Mx families. Sometimes allocation
to a Line is little more than inspired guess work based on one or more identifying
factors such as specific locations, given name patterns or key surnames married
into the Mxes. Data from our Y-DNA Surname Project
and historical sources has also been used in this effort. Please let us know if
you feel that you belong in a different line than the one our volunteers assigned.
> Mx Lines Intro
> Mx Lines List
> I-DNA Bubble Chart
> R-DNA Bubble Chart
Above: Portion of Member Mx Pedigree
IMFA members worldwide have shared their Mx family information. Sometimes this is
in the form of a text based story, a GEDCOM file or an Mx pedigree entered directly
on our website. This information is critical to both individual member research
efforts as well as the success of our IMFA lineage and DNA Surname projects.
When a GEDCOM is supplied we generate a Genealogy Report in PDF format. This report
provides more detail than your basic Mx pedigree and can assist other members in
finding connections to your tree.
> View or Edit My Mx Pedigree.
> Add My Mx Pedigree.
> Member Research Help Request.
Above: Y-DNA traces the male bloodline
IMFA considers DNA testing and the Y-DNA Surname Project to offer significant opportunity
to further our knowledge of the various branches of MX families and how they interconnect.
Your participation is critically important.
Our Y-DNA Surname Project currently includes about 100 Mx men, including many IMFA
members, who have tested and shared their Y-chromosome results. Find out how can
it help with your genealogy:
> Mx DNA Surname Project
> Join Our Project
> DNA Basics
Learn more about DNA and genetic genealogy in our DNA Bibliography, recommended reading to further your understanding of DNA.
> DNA Bibliography