The Richardson-2 y DNA Website- Background



Richards, Richardson, Richarson, Richerson, Riches, Richeson, Richison, Ritchardson, Ritcharson, Ritcheson


Our group's name reflects our common ancestral heritage--spelled many different ways as in Richardsons, Richisons, or Richersons. The '2' is a sly reminder that just because we Richardson women don't carry y-DNA, we are Richardsons too. We just have to get our fathers, brothers, uncles, or grandfathers to test.

Before 1200, most folks answered to a single given name; many surnames emerged from occupational activities. So, Richardson, literally, is a patronymic, "son of Richard." Probably part of the wave of European immigration after the Norman Conquest of William the Conqueror, which overran Saxon England in 1066. Comes from an Old German name 'Ricard' meaning powerful or brave ruler or chief; Latin filius Ricardi. In Scotland, the Richardson "sept" belongs to the Buchanan (ancient, hunting, and modern) or the Ogilvie (ancient or hunting-for the fall season) clan (or family, dating from the 13th century).

General Fund

Current balance: $80.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Credit $20.00 1/30/2016 Victor Foster     Unknown
Credit $50.00 12/29/2015 Wm. Tim G. Richardson     Individual
Credit $10.00 5/8/2015 George Richardson     Memory Of
Debit $208.95 12/13/2014       Unknown
Credit $8.95 12/13/2014 John V. Richardson Sr.     Memory Of
Credit $100.00 6/27/2013 Jeff Richardson     Unknown
Credit $100.00 5/19/2011 Jeff Richardson     Individual

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 6
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 41
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 91
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 37
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 143
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 209
mtDNA 146
mtDNA Full Sequence 71
mtDNA Plus 123
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 304
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 21
Total Members 379
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 48
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 17
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 9
Y-DNA Subgroups 42
Y-DNA111 40
Y-DNA12 255
Y-DNA25 230
Y-DNA37 218
Y-DNA67 116