Pit(t)ma(o)n

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NOTICE: The PITTMAN project offers a free or subsidized 37 marker yDNA test to qualified Pit(t)man surnamed males living in the United Kingdom. The applicant must have a documented Pittman UK lineage from at least 1800. Preference is given to applicants with lines from the West Country counties. Contact the Administrator for details.

The Pit(t)ma(o)n Project is an international genetic genealogy/surname project.  It is designed to find common ancestors among the many branches of Pittman (var.) families now living in the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia, the United States (including African American and Native American Pittman lines), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and S. Africa.  Eventually, Pittman migration patterns will emerge of interest to all.  For the family history genealogist, genetic links between Pittmans wherever they now live will bridge the gaps caused by lost records. If you are a beginner, a test may help you find your particular Pittman bloodline, simplifying your research task.  

The Y-chromosome DNA test for males remains the basic test to detect Pittman lineage.  The Family Finder autosomal test detects Pittman ancestry along both mother's and father's lines to refine these relationships. Mitochondrial (mtDNA) and Geno-2 tests are deep (pre-surname) ancestry tests, but may shed light on blood relatives in more recent times.  NOTE:   Testers / members who don't have Y results that mesh with other testers, will be in a unassigned group.  We encourage atDNA or mtDNA testers also, but as a Y (chromosome) DNA Project, members may not be assigned to any Y grouping.

Select the RESULTS tab (above) to view those Pit(t)man family lines already identified by our DNA Project. Select the Y-DNA RESULTS tab to compare specific "markers" between family lines. 

DISCOVER A BLOOD RELATIONSHIP TO ANY OF THE Pit(t)ma(o)n LINES ALREADY TESTED, OR START A NEW PITTMAN PROJECT BLOODLINE WITH YOUR SAMPLE.