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David Pike David Pike
August 8, 2018 @ 7:24am
The banner image that is displayed at the top of this webpage shows the signature of William Pike who was mayor of Poole in 1693. The actual writing is for "Will Pike maior" and the wax seal is for the town of Poole.. The document's reference number is C 6/99/80 at the National Archives at Kew.
David Pike David Pike
September 18 @ 7:02am
For the latest updates about our project and its discoveries, please view (and subscribe) to the Pike DNA Blog at https://pikedna.blogspot.com/
Darren Andrews
September 20 @ 1:40pm
I cannot see myself as a yellow marker in Group 1...
Jonathan Pike Jonathan Pike
November 17, 2019 @ 5:36am
For those of you in Group 1 of the Pike family like me, I am posting to let you know I have ordered a Big Y test. It really only makes sense to order when FTDNA has a sale on as now, ending on 28 November I believe. I can trace my Pike family back to Simon Pike, born in Hampshire, England in the early 18th century. I do not have any close matches so my family line may have branched some time back. I am hoping this test may give further evidence around the likely branching time. It would be great to have some results to compare to, so if anyone else in group 1 is considering doing a Big Y test, now may be a good time.
Darren Andrews Darren Andrews
November 2, 2019 @ 4:35pm
Hi, I'm a descendant of Pikes of Wiltshire/Berkshire, England. My 9th great grandfather is John Pike who married Elizabeth Barret on 18 feb 1678 in Devizes, Wiltshire. I'm having a little issues with some late nineteenth century connections. What do I start? How can this group help me? Where can I read about these distinct Pike family groups? Thanks.
Patrick Pike Patrick Pike
October 6, 2019 @ 9:41am
PIKE, MARK descendants from PLACENTIA area: I am a Pike from the Labrador Straits. I belong to the R-M269 group. I had the Y67 test done at FTDNA. We have traced back four generations in Labrador, but we are at a wall. It is possible that the Pikes came to Labrador from Placentia or nearby to fish cod, first on a seasonal basis as floaters, then later year-round as liv'yers. Might you and Patrick (Grandson of a Mark Pike (b 7 Dec 1873) and Mary Josephine O'Brien (b 25 May 1886)) share ancestry?
Shaun McPeck Shaun McPeck has a question!
December 5, 2018 @ 3:54pm
Is it worth grabbing the $79 SNP pack for my Y-DNA test? I'm in M-269, but the FTDNA special mentions "related to M343"... any thoughts or recommendations? Get 154 SNPs related to M343 for only $79! Test 154 SNPs related to M343. 154 total SNPs including M343.
David Pike
July 2, 2019 @ 6:15am
SNP packs focus on a limited collection of known SNPs... in the case of the M343 pack, it's about 154 SNPs that represent several of the major branches of the M343 Y-DNA tree. The SNP pack would therefore reveal which (if any) of these known branches you belong to. Depending on the branch, it may have its own SNP pack to reveal which (if any) of its known branches you belong to. Again though, it is limited to known SNPs that have previously been discovered and specifically built in to the SNP pack. Personally, I favour the BigY test, which now tests about 20 million potential SNP locations and identifies those where you carry mutations. It is not limited to known SNPs and has the power to discover SNPs that are peculiar to your own patriline (and which may come to define branching points in your family tree as more people also do the test).
Sonny Bale (mangaged by MH) Sonny Bale (mangaged by MH)
May 27, 2019 @ 4:50pm
Noticing a consistency in our Pike line from TN thru Kentucky. 1% Native American. When ancestry updated everyone, our common Iberian Peninsula went away and now all of us from Jacob Pike and Bethine Jones in TN have this 1% Native American. Anyone else finding this?
Merryn McFadyen Merryn McFadyen has a question!
July 8, 2018 @ 7:18am
Hi Pike family. I've had my Dad's DNA tested. (Fred Pike) Family only history has the family coming from Bristol, England. Henry Pike then Frederick Pike then Frederick Pike then Frederick Pike. The DNA doesn't support the surname though. Do any of the Bristol line Pikes have a family record of adoption or illegitimacy in their family tree, possibly adoptions from Germany?
Charles Ward
November 9, 2018 @ 7:25pm
Merryn, what name is in your family instead of Pike? I ask because our situation is the same. Hope to hear from you. Melanie Ward Meeker
James Cayford
December 8, 2018 @ 12:55am
I would also like to know what names came up in the DNA matches for each of you instead of Pike. Joanna Cayford
Merryn McFadyen
May 12, 2019 @ 8:30pm
Pearce, Taylor, Blew, Hawkins to begin with. Further investigation shows this is my father's mother's area. My father's Pike (if they were) should be more Devon or Cornwall. The mystery continues.
Robert Pike Robert Pike
August 24, 2018 @ 3:50pm
First I'd like to say a BIG thanks to David! Wow, you've sure done a lot of traveling and work in your quest to find out about the PIKE lineage. I can't imagine the amount of hours you've put into this. My question for David is I've already done the Y-111 (was around $350) and now you suggest doing the Big Y-500 (another $350 as an upgrade), will this really give me (us) that more information? I'm now looking at a $700 investment! I know its my decision to make but to justify another $350 there better be some really good NEW information in there....
David Pike
August 25, 2018 @ 1:44pm
Hi Robert. You're correct that the BigY test is a substantial investment. And it probably isn't one that will have significant dividends in the short term. In part this is because comparison with other people's results is a key aspect of the interpretation and analysis of the results, and it may take a while before enough results are available for major impacts to be felt. Given the complexity of the results, it can also take time to perform analysis... preparing the report that I did back in March consumed pretty much all of my free time for a solid month or more. That report is at https://www.math.mun.ca/~dapike/family_history/pike/DNA/index.php?content=Updates/201803-BigY.html As for what one can expect from the BigY test, that's hard to predict with specificity. What seems to be typical is that about 132000 or so already-named Y-DNA SNPs will be found to be positive (out of about 10 million that are tested). The vast majority of these will have been inherited from long long ago, well before genealogical time, which is to say that they correspond to distant branching points in the Y-SNP tree. Typically about ten to 20 new not-yet-named SNPs will also be discovered (maybe fewer if a relatively close relative has already done the BigY test, maybe more otherwise). These too represent branching points, and in their case they ought to be relatively recent ones. In order to determinine the order in which they arose and estimate their ages requires comparison with other people's results to see who else does/doesn't share them. In so doing we are able to build a SNP-based family tree. At least that's my understanding and my goal. To try to give a summary, the BigY test is probably not going to provide much immediate personal benefit, although it will be good for our project in the long term. If I can find a good online lecture on the topic of BigY test results and how they can help with surname projects, then I'll provide a link in a followup post.
David Pike David Pike
August 7, 2018 @ 4:22pm
FYI: Family Tree DNA has launched a sale on upgrades and new tests (including the Big Y test). The promotion will last through to the end of August.
Shaun McPeck
August 8, 2018 @ 7:39am
On this note, for any newcomers, it appears to be cheaper to buy the Y-DNA37 test and then immediately buy the upgrade to higher tests instead of buying the higher test out of the gate.
David Pike David Pike
August 7, 2018 @ 4:18pm
Thomas Pike listed among the planters at Carbonear in 1681. Source is CO 1/47 (52i) 113-121 at the National Archives at Kew. This is the earliest written record that I know of showing a Pike present in Conception Bay, Newfoundland.
Robert Pike Robert Pike
June 23, 2018 @ 4:39pm
Hey David, It's been a couple of month's since I last checked in. Did you do you're U.K. trip yet? If so, PLEASE let us know if you found anything....
David Pike
August 7, 2018 @ 4:07pm
Yes, I went in May and spent 3 days photographing records at the National Archives. It'll take a while yet for me to transcribe them all and determine just what they say. Still, one thing that I was happy about was to learn a bit more about John Guy's son-in-law Walter Pyke, whose son William I discovered was still alive in the early 1690s (and yes, it's John Guy of 1610 Cupids fame that I'm talking about). As for our Pikes out of Carbonear, I found the original document that places Thomas Pike at Carbonear in 1681... I'll see if I can post a photo of it here in this forum. I also found a 1699 court case involving Thomas' sister Margaret, but unfortately it doesn't mention any Pike relatives.