EMERSON AMERSON AMASON DNA Project- Background

Administrators

Surnames

Amason, Amberson, Amerson, Ameson, Amis, Amison, Amiss, Ammons, Amons, Amos, Amoson, Amoss, Amosson, Emberson, Emersen, Emerson, Emison, Emmerson, Emmyrson, Emyrson

Background

Amason, Amerson and Emerson researchers have worked together to establish the relationships and ancestry of our fragmented Emerson/Emmerson and Amason/Amerson families.   Relationships between Amason and Amerson families and Emerson or Emmerson families, have also been explored. Often families with these surname spellings lived in the same locations, in the same time frame.

Much has been accomplished in our research in the last 25 years. Still, in many cases, through research, connections between our various family branches, have not been established.  Individual results in our Y-DNA project indicate that most Amason and Amerson descendants DO NOT share common ancestry with descendants with the Emerson or Emmerson surnames.  The few Amerson Y-DNA participants in our project who more closely match groups of Emersons most likely adopted the Amerson spelling at some point.

This project may help determine the earliest common ancestor of Southern Amason and Amerson, and/or Emerson and Emmerson families, for each known branch of an Amason, Amerson, Emerson, or Emmerson family. At the least, the project should provide new information, which, when considered along with other research information, will suggest, or in the best case scenario, determine our common ancestry.

A DNA project can also establish the early geographical origins of our families, and may indicate which branches include Native American ancestry.

Our project has been expanded to include mtDNA participants and Family Finder participants. 

General Fund

Current balance: $0.00

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 16
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 16
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 8
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 41
Maternal Ancestor Information 42
mtDNA 23
mtDNA Full Sequence 10
mtDNA Plus 18
mtDNA Subgroups 5
Paternal Ancestor Information 103
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 1
Total Members 114
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 6
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 5
Y-DNA Subgroups 8
Y-DNA111 3
Y-DNA12 83
Y-DNA25 75
Y-DNA37 71
Y-DNA67 48