Hoar & Horr Surnames- Background
Harr, Hoar, Hoard, Hoare, Hobart, Hoor, Hoore, Hor, Hord, Hore, Horr, Horre, Howard, le Hore, Oar, Ore, Orr, Shorr, Whoare, Whore
A male-lineage surname project to help those currently or previously with the Hoar
surname. This surname changed often in family lines in both Southwest England and North America. Common surname variants before and after include Hoard, Horr, Hore, Hor, Hoare, le Hore, Orr, Ore, and Oar
. Other less common are Harr, Hobart, Howard, Shorr, Whore, Whoare, Hord, Hoor, Hoore, and Horre
. Those with similar surname and geographic ties are welcome to join and help tie various family lines together. Roots may be back in Ireland and Wales as well. More details at wiki page http://modiharr.com/wiki/Hoar+Surname
Originally focused on the (Charles) Hoar family of Sudbury, MA and the Hezekiah Hoar family of Taunton, MA. Both arrived from Southwest England (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire) in the 1600's. Tangential focus was extended to the Hord's of Virginia after some overlap in DNA results appeared. Now the project has expanded to all with the surname as many sub-groups are cropping up. We would like to see several descendants of each family get their y-DNA tested. Assuming these were unrelated families, each will have it's own haplotype or STR signature. This information could be helpful for descendants of the New England Hoar families to ascertain which family line they came from.
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