Bowes, Bowe, Related and Similar Surnames DNA Project
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About the Surnames
Notice of Non-Affiliation with Origenes
ABOUT THE SURNAMES
- linguistic roots, and/or
- phonological characteristics, and/or
- documentary/historic associations
Y chromosome DNA provides a great tool for establishing which of these surname spellings are in fact related since the time surnames began. A glance at the Name column in our results clearly shows this process at work, although in some cases, as noted, we need additional SNP testing to confirm relatedness between variants that are provisionally grouped together. As we test more and more men who go by as many of these surnames as possible, we'll further establish which spellings are true variants of one another in surviving families. That will help participants to know what spellings to focus on in their documentary research. See this work in progress that helps illustrate the confusion among these names.
A characteristic shared by many of these names is that they are uncommon to rare (a few probably even extinct!). This means:
- Most of these names don't have their own surname DNA project,
- Some of these names may be dying out, so time is short to capture their Y DNA and family history. If you know any eligible males please send them our way!
If you know a man whose surname matches our list, please encourage him to participate and help us establish the DNA patterns among these interesting names!
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