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: $10.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
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 3
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 40
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 66
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 27
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 102
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 156
mtDNA 118
mtDNA Full Sequence 50
mtDNA Plus 95
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 247
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 10
Total Members 292
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 30
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 17
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 10
Y-DNA Subgroups 37
Y-DNA111 30
Y-DNA12 210
Y-DNA25 184
Y-DNA37 172
Y-DNA67 94