Thurman & Variations

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About us

The Thurman & Variations DNA Project welcomes any and all T*m?n* participants interested in genetic testing for genealogic research. We also encourage those who have tested at other labs to transfer their results to FTDNA to facilitate the collaboration and connection only possible through a surname project.

Although the Thurman's Quest website, a repository of all derivatives of the THURMAN surname founded by Loren Thurman is no longer online, our project began as a way to verify the numerous speculative family connections beyond the paper trail. Many of the Thurman lineages can still be found on the thurmanfam2015 rootsweb tree curated by the late Darrell Thurman. A new DNA Project based tree is in the works.

Initially it was suspected that just a handful of original ancestors (immigrants) established the known Thurman families in America.Thanks to our Y-DNA study we have now determined that there are several distinct unrelated groups of Thurmans but also that some Thurmonds and Thurmons are closely related. We are inspired and challenged by the DNA results to reexamine our speculations and to keep researching.

As part of a surname project (as opposed to independent DNA testing) you benefit from FTDNA group discounts as well as assistance in creating a detailed genealogically significant analysis of your results.

Be sure to use the menu at the top and links at left to view our goals, news, and results...