Reed DNA Surname Project- Background



Read, Reade, Redd, Rede, Reed, Reeds, Reid, Reidt, Ridd, Riede, Riedt, Riet, Rith, Rudd, Wrede


Several researchers of George Reed (kit#6009), who lived in Franklin County, VA, by the mid-1700's, suspected he was descended from a German immigrant to PA named Johann Georg Riet. But the paper trails appear to end in Virginia. This surname project was originally established in 2003 to compare the DNA of descendants of George Reed to that of descendants of Johann Georg Riet. Results confirmed that George Reed was not descended from Johann Georg Riet. The project has since expanded to include any male bearing the surname Reed or its variants.

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 2
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 44
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 48
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 26
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 13
Family Finder 71
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 8
Maternal Ancestor Information 182
mtDNA 103
mtDNA Full Sequence 35
mtDNA Plus 67
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 284
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 79
Total Members 387
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 3
Unreturned Kits 17
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 27
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 19
Y-DNA Subgroups 55
Y-DNA111 17
Y-DNA12 334
Y-DNA25 268
Y-DNA37 252
Y-DNA67 119