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Courtney DNA Project

  • 450 members

About us

Test This project includes the following variations of the Courtney surname.

Catney, Caurtney, Coartney, Coatney, Cortney, Cotanay, Cotaney, Coteney, Cotney, Counter, Countey, County, Coureton, Court, Courtaney, Courtaway, Courteen, Courtenay, Courteney, Courter, Courtland, Courtley, Courtnay, Courtney, Courtny, Coutney, Courtois, Courtway, Cudney, Gortney, McCoatney, McCortney, McCourtenay, McCourtney

The origins of the family are very well known in 11th century France. Over the last 1000 years the Courtney family has spread from France into England and Ireland. And in the last 400 years the family has settled in the Americas, S.Africa and Australia. And during that time frame the name has absorbed many other surnames, such as O'Cournane and McCourt in Ireland. So today people who carry the name are of many different genetic branches. The hope for this project is to is to increase the numbers of Courtneys testing and to help everyone connect with others of similar lines.

Note - For male Courtneys it is a requirement to test YDNA to be a member of the project.

DNA results can be accessed by clicking on one of the links below.:

YDNA results: Y-DNA Classic Chart

mtDNA results: mtDNA Chart

Family Finder results: Family Finder Chart

Big Y results: Big Y Chart

Frequently Asked Questions

A DNA kit can be ordered here:

Join The Courtney Group Project

A history of the family can be read here:

Wikipedia - House of Courtenay

For a discussion of Courtney genealogy and DNA please see:

Courtney DNA Project - Facebook Page

Click here to access the Courtney Worldwide Database:

Courtney Worldwide Database

For results correlated with earliest known ancestor please click here:

American Courtney Ancestors

Table 1 - Colonial American Courtneys - Courtneys living in the US prior to 1800.

Table 2 - American Courtney Immigrants