Welcome to the Britton DNA Project. If you want to trace your Britton ancestors, the Britton Project is a good place to begin. Since inception, the Project has identified ten different Britton families (ie separate genetic lines) which do not share a common Britton ancestor and are not related within genealogical or historical time. Each of these lines has its own Y-DNA signature which is as unique as a fingerprint and can be used to distinguish it from every other Britton family. Seven (70%) of our families trace their ancestry to a Britton born in the British Isles in the 16th, 17th, or 18th centuries, while one group claims 17th century French ancestry, and two descend from ancestors who were probably born in one of the American colonies in the 18th century.
For more information, please see our database at Family Tree DNA:
and the Y-DNA Results and Patriarchs' Pages at World Families.
We also have a Britton One-Name Study at the Guild of One-Name Studies where you will find more on the origin and history of the Britton surname and its many variants. Please visit our web site at:
or contact Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey Britton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.