Cude yDNA Project Goals
yDNA testing of living male Cudes, Cudds, or related families:
1) could establish the Cud(d)(e) Family connection to Southwest England.
2) could help identify different clans within the Cud(d)(e) Family.
3) can confirm or refute that the Cud(d)(e) Family shares a common ancestor with related families such as Britton, Bronson, and Jackson.
4) can help focus the research efforts of American genealogists as they search for the Original Immigrant to America.
5) can identify other family members on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Cud(d)(e) Family surname is rare and our Family is small. By identifying other Family members, we can tap into additional oral and written family history. These individual family stories combined with other histories frequently provide significant clues about the family’s past. All Family members have unique stories of life, death, and survival that adds color to a rich family tapestry.
1) Validate/disprove family research concerning our distant origins.
a. Confirm/Refute research suggesting Cude Family roots in Southwest England.
b. Confirm/Refute research suggesting Cude Family roots in southern Sweden.
c. Confirm/Refute research suggesting a possible connection via Normandy/Brittany France
2) Clarify geographic origin and meaning of the surname
a. Combine yDNA test results with early records to determine points of origin for the surname.
b. Confirm surname variants or find previously unknown variants
c. Discover information about the evolution of the surname
d. Discover information to define the major branches of the tree going back to the origin of the surname
3) Help identify the Original Cude Immigrant to America
a. Discover information which may resolve research problems and/or break down brick walls.
4) Support research into local family trees and histories
a. Discover which family trees are related
b. Sort out multiple families found in the same location.
c. Confirm suspected events, such as illegitimacy and adoption.
d. Find any mistaken connections in family trees
a. Bridge gaps in paper records
b. Preserve DNA records for future research, to protect against any male line becoming extinct.