DNA analysis suggests that during during Neolithic times some 5,000 years ago, our ancestors spread into Europe from Anatolia (eastern modern-day Turkey). Today, this grouping spreads across Iberia, Italy, Turkey, Albania, Greece, Arabic countries and into India.
Cousin matching through DNA isn’t an exact science, but with careful analysis valuable information can be deduced about family links. For the Reffell family there has been very limited testing carried out, but this has produced a surprising number of links with an American family with the surname of Mann.
At present there is only little speculation as to this connection. It is hoped that as more people have DNA tests, currently unlinked branches of the family can be connected together.