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Hudson, Hutson etc

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Hudson, Hutson etc DNA Project

The worldwide HUDSON, HUTSON etc DNA Project was launched in 2003 and has grown leaps and bounds to over 400 participants. The project is primarily for Y-DNA testing for the Hudson surname amd its many variants including the presumed original spelling of HUDD/HUDDE. Maternal line mtDNA testing and autosomal Family Finder testing for Hudson lines are also welcomed.. To join the HUDSON etc DNA Project and enjoy the discounted Project rates we  require submission of yoour "proved" (i.e., what you have documented) Hudson lineage.  Please be sure that FTDNA has your DNA samples in hand; and, for DNA results "transferred" from other companies that the entire "transfer" process is completed. Please note that correct lineage is crucial to accompany DNA results



The three primary tests for genealogy are Family Finder which can provide distant relationships including helping adoptees find their roots, Y-DNA for your direct paternal line and mtDNA for your direct maternal line:

**Family Finder Tests 563,800 autosomal SNPs and 15,789 X chromosome SNPs. Both male and female can take this test which provides distant relationships.  
**Y-DNA is for your direct paternal line - your father, his father, his father's father etc on up the male line. Only a male can Y-DNA test. Y-DNA 12 markers is more for anthropology; DNA matches can be long before surnames came into existence. But, you can upgrade anytime to more markers. Y-DNA 37 markers is very good since it brings DNA matches much closer in time. And, even better is the Y-DNA 67 markers or the full Y-DNA 111 markers. 
**mtDNA is for your direct maternal line - your mother, her mother, her mother's mother etc on up the female line. Both a male and female can mtDNA test.

         mtDNA is for low-resolution;
        mtDNAPlus is for the better high-resolution.
        Full Gnome is the "whole enchilada." A match at this level means a definite relationship.



DNA testing for genealogy is a couple good swabs of saliva from inside the cheek in the privacy of your own home. To see a sample DNA kit visit: http://www.familytreedna.com/kit/html html .  Also, be sure to visit: http://www.dna-testing-adviser.com/FamilyTreeDNA.html

NOTE: If you submitted your DNA to the Genographic Project and/or tested autosomal DNA at ancestry.com &/or at 23&Me(V3) PLEASE remember to download your results to FamilyTreeDNA and join the appropriate Surname Project. There are many additional benefits to enjoy with Family Tree DNA (FTDNA), particularly genealogy-related. Those donors already in the Hudson, Hutson etc DNA project also have the option to upload their results to the Genographic Project.


The HUDSON surname is English patronymic from the medieval personal name Hudde (see also Hutt). It is particularly common in Yorkshire and is also well established in Ireland.

In the 1920 United States census 17,242 HUDSON families were counted in the United States

In the 1990 US census the very popular HUDSON surname ranked 162nd out of 88799 for people of all ages.
In the same census HUTSON ranked 2,302; HODGSON ranked 3,753; HODSON ranked 5,160; HUDDLE ranked 18,650; and, HUDDY ranked 83,571.
According to one internet posting, a 1944 survey revealed HUDSON or its variants was the 130th most common name in England and Wales, with a relative frequency of 0.09%.

According to Clan Donald, approximately 7% of all HUDSONs are of Scots ancestry. Those from the Island of Skye would have originally been a MacHUDSON or MacUISDEAN. The Scot HUDSONs are of Clan Donald (MacDonald). In addition, the Scottish surnames have remained intact since the 1400s when the first Scots began to settle Shetland.

FTDNA has a multi-lingual office in Zurich. This branch, iGENEA ( www.igenea.com/ ) , offers customer support and news in Spanish, French, Italian, German and English, while providing local shipping and payment in common European currencies.
Hudson Family Association (HFA): For anyone interested in pursuing their Hudson, Hutson etc roots visit the web site of the Hudson Family Association (HFA) genealogy society at: http://www.hudsonfamilyassociation.org.  

Note: Project Administrators are volunteers and receive no compensation other than the sheer pleasure of helping others.