The Avitts, Averatt and similar surnames are found throughout the US. The project managers ancestors originated in the Carolinas. DNA matches encompass others in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Texas, and Alabama. The relationship to northern lines remains to be determined because the sample sizes are so small. Thus, we are throwing out a wide net initially. We encourage Avitts, Averatts, Evit, Evitts, Evatt, Everett, and similiar surname lines to join this group regardless of the location of early ancestors. We recommend at least Y-DNA 37 testing to enhance the value of matches. Y-DNA67 provides further opportunities.