The names ETHERINGTON or HETHERINGTON seem to have originated in North-East England and spread throughout the world, now being present in UK, North America, Australia, New Zealand & elsewhere. Surname DNA testing is the newest tool available to genealogists!
Surname tests allow genealogists to verify their father's father's...father's paternal ancestry.
Surname DNA information can be very powerful when combined with traditional paper trails.
Surnames of interest to this project:
The Etherington DNA Project DNA Project is open to all The Etherington DNA Project families, of all spelling variations, and from all locations. (If your surname is not included please contact the Project Administrator.)
This Etherington DNA Project Family Project was started to:
Help researchers from common or related families work together to find their shared heritage.
Identify how the participant's families are connected, both genetically and through paper trails.
Identify and confirm genetic lineages of ancestral families.
Ultimately catalogue pedigrees and genetic connections of all of the known project families.
Participating in a Surname DNA Project provides:
The participant's genetic DNA, which is very close (and sometimes identical) to his earliest known ancestor.
The participant's "deep" ancestry (Haplogroup), which identifies the paternal ancestor's prehistoric origins.
A sense of camaraderie, which is particularly strong for those who share a genetic ancestry.
Stimulation to family research and renewed sharing of information
A wider sense of identity and relationship, as we begin to realize how much we are a World Family.
A chance to compare your genetic ancestry with those of your surname and the spelling variations
Your genetic matches who do not share your common surname
The knowledge to understand our ancestors better - particularly where the records have been lost
Also see Etherington/Hetherington Surname Study at http://www.familyhistoryresearch.com.au/names/etheringtons.htm