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About us

This Duket DNA Project has been set up to discover if any variants or group (ie Warwickshire, Somerset, American, Shropshire, Yorkshire and others) have a common ancestor (shown in the DNA tables as, Most Recent Common Ancestor - MRCA.) We welcome and encourage anyone who believes they have a blood line connection to the 13-century name Duket, to join in this research.

Our project is just getting started, and we expect to get many exciting and suppressing results.

By participating in a DNA project, you will uncover information not provided or shown in paper records and discover if you are researching the correct time frame family tree. As the project progresses, the results from the various family trees will provide information about the evolution of the surnames.

Surnames in this DNA Project are researched as part of the Duket one-name study. You can learn more about this research and its associated family trees, by visiting the one-name study web-site or by contacting the Group Administrator at

A Y-DNA test is taken by a simple mouth swob and will show your direct genetic male line, which is your father, his father and back in time. Only males can take this test and should ideally have one of the surnames shown below. However if you believe there is one of those variant in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. Female researchers will need to persuade a direct line male in their family tree to participate and represent them.

We encourage males who order a Y-DNA test, to order the 37 markers if possible. If you order fewer markers, you can upgrade later, although this will costs a bit more. Also, by requesting it as part of our project, you qualify for a discount off the test price.

Both males and females may also be interested in learning about their direct female line, which would be their mother, their mother's mother and back in time. Both men and women inherit mtDNA although only women pass it on, a mtDNA plus test will show any matches in a genealogical time frame.