Mugford Surname DNA Project
  • 26 members

About us

Connecting all genetically related Mugford (and variant spellings) families everywhere, especially where genealogies do not exist or where existing records do not go back far enough. The project will also discover the ancient ethnic and geographic origins of the various Mugford family lines. The "single-founder hypothesis" has been proven false for Mugfords, as expected from the origins of the name as derived from a geographic place. In that place in England, many men from different families either adopted or were assigned the name, probably in the period 1100-1300 CE. This project is open to all male Mugfords (and spelling variants like Mogford, Mudford, Mufford, and Mutford). Women who are interested in these questions can sponsor their Mugford father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, or a male Mugford cousin. For testing, we strongly recommend choosing the 67-marker Y-STR test ("Y-67") which provides good resolution in finding matches. Later, tests of specific SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) might be recommended based on the initial Y-67 test results and the lab's prediction of a new member's haplogroup.