Mugford Surname DNA Project
Our project has begun to grow significantly and we now have test results for 11 participants. Test results for our 12th participant are starting to come back from the lab.
Already, some patterns are beginning to emerge. DNA matching shows that at least some Mugfords from the Conception Bay and the Bonavista Bay areas of Newfoundland are related, and we now have genetic evidence to support family lore that Mugford ancestors of these men migrated from Devon, England
Please visit the Results
page for more details about these findings.
For long-term research we have begun to do some special tests (111 STR markers and some specific SNPs) on selected members of the project in order to discover more about where that one line of Mugfords fits into haplogroup R1a. Five of our R1a members have tested positive for SNP L448. Also we have begun testing members of haplogroup R1b to find their terminal or defining SNP.