Registration number 20081022E
This certifies that the heraldic arms of the Power et alia Y-DNA Project: R1a Haplogroup Group 1 are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below
POWER et al, through Familytreedna, was created back in late 2002 to help participants to bypass the brick walls found in genealogy. The history of the name POWER has evolved since 1066AD but actually begun as far back as 500-600AD when the Saxon chased the Celts out of Briton, into Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. At this time there were two waves of them sailed over to Brittany, France. They became known as the Bretons (Britons) to the French. In 911AD a Viking longship sailed into Rouen, France. Charles the Simple gave them the land above where they landed, provided they become Christians, and protected the coast line. They agreed to this and became known as the Normans. By 923AD some of them had moved down into Brittany and become neighbours of the Bretons. In 1066AD the Duke of Normandy, William, came down into Brittany looking for men to join his Army. In the district of Poher, the Normans said they would go with their Duke. The Bretons there said they too would go with him, in the hope of getting their land back from the Saxon. When their Company was assembled William decided to call them (Normans and Bretons) “de la POHER”. In 1400AD the “de la” was dropped and in 1550AD the name POHER became POWER. POWER et al Project has, in excess of, 70 odd participants and it has been discovered we have two different haplogroups. The Bretons (R1 haplogroup) and the Normans (I1a haplogroup). There are four different branches of the I1a...and possibly later on a fifth one from England. It is considered that these four branches come from the four brothers who accompanied Henry II to Ireland in 1177AD. In the R1 group there are, at present, 5 named branches.
It is envisaged that the shield for each of these groups with be the basic POWER DNA Project design: Argent a chief indented Sable, each with a different charge. This is to differentiate the groups.
Warren Claude Owen Power