FitzHenry, Fitzharris and variants

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About us

The Fitz(-)Henry DNA Project welcomes all participants with the following surnames:
Fixari (a French variant of Fitzharris)

We also welcome participants with the surname Henry, McHenry and O'Henry, but we are not specifically researching these surnames.

Participating is an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help with your research of your family tree. We will also discover which family trees are related. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information on the evolution of the surname.

The surnames Fitzhenry, Fitz-Henry, Fitzharris, Fixari and Fitzsenry are researched as part of the Fitz-Henry one-name study. You can learn more about this significant research, and the associated family trees, by visiting the one-name study web site, or contacting the Group Administrator.
Email us at:

You can also see what else we are doing, by subscribing to our Blog "Fitz-Henry family history and other random stuff" at:

... and also have a look the Fitz(-)henry database:

Y DNA testing
The Y DNA test is only available for people who are genetically male to take, as the Y chromosome is passed down from father to son in a direct male line back in time. You should have one of the surnames listed above to take part in our Fitzhenry and Fitzharris study.
If you believe there is a FitzHenry, Fitzharris or variant in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate.
If you are female, you will need to find a direct line male in your family tree to participate and represent your tree.
For further information please contact me at

We encourage males who order a Y DNA test to order 37 markers, as a minimum number, but would recommend that you order the 67 marker test.
If you order fewer markers, you can upgrade later, though this costs a little more.

Autosomal testing (Family Finder)
This is available to both men and women, and looks at all the other chromosomes apart from the Y chromosome, which are passed from both your father and mother. 
This test is more useful for finding relations within 8 generations, and it will show you living descendants from both your mother's and father's lines in your match list.

Mitochrondrial DNA testing (mtDNA)
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. You would order a mtDNA test. For matches in a genealogical time frame, order the mtDNA Plus test.

Fitz(-)HenryDNA Project Privacy Statement
As Administrator of the Fitz(-)Henry Surname Project, I give priority to protecting your privacy and to theconfidentiality of your personal data.
I may from time to time appoint a Co-administrator of this project, who will have access to the same data.
Any co-administrator will subscribe to this privacy statement.
In particular we will not publish your name, e-mail address or other contact details, or share this information with any other project member or other person or organisation without your specific written approval.
The only personal data we hold is that relevant to meeting the published goals of our Project, and which has been madeavailable to us by DNA testing companies, in the same format as they make it available to you, or which you have given usdirect by e-mail or by post.
We hold this data indefinitely or until you request its deletion.
We publish anonymised data on our Project website ( where you may see its current status.

You may also request a more updated version directfrom the Project Administrator.
We will be pleased to correct any errors in your personal data that you bring to our attention.

At your request at any time we will promptly remove your data from our project files.
However we cannot retrieve data thathas previously been posted in the public domain.

In our administration of this project we endeavour to comply with the most recent guidance issued by:
Genetic Genealogy Standards(

We endeavor to respond promptly to any queries or complaints you may make about our handling of your personal data forthis Project.
Please contact
However you should be aware that some of your concerns may be better forwarded direct to the relevant DNAtesting company.