Hudson, Hutson etc

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The worldwide HUDSON, HUTSON etc DNA Project was launched in 2003 and has grown leaps and bounds to over 500 participants. The project is primarily for male Y-DNA testing for the Hudson surname and 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 your "proved" Hudson lineage.  Please note that this accurate lineage data is crucial and needed to be paired with one's DNA results.  

For new DNA testors please be sure that FTDNA has your DNA samples in hand.  For DNA results uploaded from other companies major benefit is gleaned by unlocking the Chromosome Browser tool that will also afford access to AncientOrigins and MyOrigins.



The three primary tests for genealogy are  Y-DNA for your direct paternal line; mtDNA for your direct maternal line; and, Family Finder autosomal test that can provide distant relationships.  All three tests can also help adoptees and those persons with a Non-parenting event (NPE) find their roots,

**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.  With all the advances in DNA technology in recent years Y-67 markers is now considered "entry level" for surname testing.  The bare minimum would be 37 markers; 12 markers is more for anthropology with genetic matches out of genealogy time frame.  Even better is testing of 111 markers with the addition of BigY 500 the "cat's meow". 
**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.  mtDNAPlus high-resolution is considered the minimum with Full Gnome Sequence (FGS) the best.  A match at the FGS level means a definite relationship

NOTE: If you submitted your DNA to the Genographic Project (excluding the new Helix platform) and/or tested autosomal DNA at, 23&Me(V3) &/or MyHeritage  PLEASE remember to upload your results to FamilyTreeDNA and join the appropriate Surname Project(s). This will afford new genetic matches from the large FTDNA database and other benefits. 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. 

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.

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. 


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