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About us

The UFFORD Family Surname Project seeks to identify those who share this unusual surname (or one of its several variants) and are interested in working together to discover our common heritage. Conventionally, daughters as well as sons inherit surnames from their fathers, but only sons inherit their father’s Y-chromosome. That Y-chromosome, passed on virtually intact from father to son, generation after generation, is an invaluable tool for tracing ancestry. It is the Y-chromosome that will link Uffords into families that share a common ancestor. This project is open to (1) Ufford males willing to submit the results of their Y-DNA test or that of an Ufford male relative, or to (2) Ufford females who have been able to coax a male Ufford relative to allow her to submit his Y-DNA test results.