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The Gotts DNA Project is here to help anyone researching the surname GOTTS.
Do you know which other Gotts trees your family connects to, or where in Norfolk, UK your early Gotts family comes from?
The name GOTTES is recorded in Norfolk in 1300's, evolved into GOTTS yet the different spelling of GOTT is also present, though there are more found in Yorkshire. Is your GOTT family related to the Norfolk familes?

Participating is an opportunity to use DNA testing to understand whether your family is connected to other GOTTS families, and potentially link your family back into the 1400's-1500's. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will help to understand the real origin of the GOTTS surname.

The surnames in this DNA Project are researched as part of the Gotts one-name study. So far we have 3500 Gottses in family trees. You can learn more about the DNA project by clicking on the project website above or check out the known Gotts families at:

Use this link to contact Ian Gotts, the Group Administrator:
We are just getting started and encourage you to join us in our discoveries.

The Y DNA test tells you about your direct male line, which would be your father, his father, and back in time. You must be male to take this test, and you should have one of the surnames shown. If you believe there is a Gotts 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.

We encourage males to order a Y-DNA test for 37 markers as lower numbers do not provide enough information to make confident connections.

Both the Y DNA and the mtDNA test results contain no personal information, and you will match or be a close match to those to whom you are related.

Order your test kit TODAY, at the bottom of this page, or visit the web site shown above for more information.