Harper DNA Surname Project- Background



Harper, Harperson, Harpor, Harpour, Harpur


We are interested in tracing Harpers who left Ireland and Scotland over the past 400 years for Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand to determine how many different lines there may be and how many families with paper trails that state only they came from Ireland or Scotland may in fact trace back to a most recent common ancestor. For this we need to get samples from as many male Harpers (or variant spellings such as Harpur, Harpor, etc.) to agree to be tested. The tests are non-invasive and do not identify an individual as only the Y chromosome (father to son transmittal) is tested. The cost can be made reasonable if several family members chip in.

General Fund

Current balance: $15.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $10.00 7/30/2012 John Pierce     Unknown
Credit $5.00 6/7/2012 Julie Harper     Individual

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 5
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 17
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 35
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 17
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 32
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 6
Maternal Ancestor Information 65
mtDNA 39
mtDNA Full Sequence 19
mtDNA Plus 31
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 92
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 9
Total Members 157
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 10
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 8
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 8
Y-DNA Subgroups 9
Y-DNA111 16
Y-DNA12 135
Y-DNA25 120
Y-DNA37 107
Y-DNA67 69