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: $0.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
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 2
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 40
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 62
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 21
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 93
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 145
mtDNA 110
mtDNA Full Sequence 47
mtDNA Plus 88
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 236
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 7
Total Members 280
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 27
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 17
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 10
Y-DNA Subgroups 36
Y-DNA111 28
Y-DNA12 204
Y-DNA25 178
Y-DNA37 167
Y-DNA67 90