A mainly male-lineage surname project to help those currently or previously with the Hoar, Hoare and Hore surname. This surname changed in some family lines but mostly originates in Southern England with one of the above forms. Roots may also be back in Ireland and Wales. The surname changed in some family lines with common variants before and after of Hoard, Horr, Hord, Hor, Hoare, le Hore, Orr, Ore, and Oar. Other less common are Shorr, Hoor, Hoore, and Horre. Also Harr, Hobart, and Howard are existing, more common surnames they were changed too. Those with the surname in their background are welcome to join and help tie the various family lines together. More details on our full site http://h600.org/.
The project initially focused on the (Charles) Hoar family of Sudbury, MA and the Hezekiah Hoar family of Taunton, MA before 2011. Both arrived from Southwest England (Counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wilt and Gloucester) in the 1600's to the new colony. Few independent testers had joined and work on recruiting a base was made. Tangential focus was extended to the Hord's of Virginia in 2015 when some overlap in DNA results appeared and linked them more formally to another English line. The project formally expanded to all with the surname in 2013 to help cover the mass emigration of the 1800's from Southwest England. And to help those who have similar, possibly overlapping, long family lines similar to the early immigrant families mentioned earlier. We would like to see several descendants of each family get their y-DNA tested. Assuming these are unrelated families, each will have it's own STR signature. Otherwise, we can possibly use genetic evidence to bolster paper records in building a more accurate picture of each family lineage.