The Richardson-2 y DNA Website- Background

Administrators

Surnames

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

Background

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: $200.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
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 1
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 35
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 52
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 18
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 10
Family Finder 75
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 115
mtDNA 99
mtDNA Full Sequence 36
mtDNA Plus 77
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 204
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 54
Total Members 240
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 9
Unreturned Kits 16
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 18
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 9
Y-DNA Subgroups 33
Y-DNA111 22
Y-DNA12 186
Y-DNA25 161
Y-DNA37 150
Y-DNA67 78