TERRY Y-Chromosome DNA Surname Project- Background



Tarry, Terrey, Terri, Terrie, Terry, Therry, Thiery, Tyrry


While a surname itself may give us incomplete or misleading or, at best, only general information about the origin of a family, DNA-testing can give us concrete evidence for identifying and separating family lines. Y-chromosome DNA testing is especially helpful because the male Y-chromosome is handed down, father to son, unchanged through the generations, except for rare mutations which, in themselves, can be helpful indicators of branching. The accessibility and affordability of family DNA testing is doubtless the greatest technical advance in the history of genealogical research because -- at long, long last -- we have a tool to break down those brick walls!

General Fund

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 2
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 49
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 34
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 22
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 8
Family Finder 72
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 3
Maternal Ancestor Information 92
mtDNA 54
mtDNA Full Sequence 25
mtDNA Plus 43
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 157
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 65
Total Members 180
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 3
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 16
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 12
Y-DNA Subgroups 18
Y-DNA111 19
Y-DNA12 136
Y-DNA25 124
Y-DNA37 120
Y-DNA67 80