Arnold-DNA Project- Background

Administrators

Surnames

Arandale, Arnal, Arnault, Arnel, Arnell, Arnet, Arnett, Arnold, Arnoldt, Arnoll, Arnot, Arnott, Arrendel, Arrendell, Arrundel, Arrundell, Arundel, Arundell

Background

These are the primary questions the Arnold family project hopes to address: 1. How many different common male ancestors are represented by the ARNOLD surname? 2. How are specific ARNOLD ancestors related to other family lines with the ARNOLD surname? 3. Are there geographical relationships that can be established? 4. Are all ARNOLDs from an ancestral country related, or are there many different families with the name ARNOLD? 5. For those of us who have not been able to track or document ARNOLD line back to an ancestral country, can we establish connections with those who have? [Lines have been documented from Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, England and Wales - a goal will be to locate descendents of these lines that will participate in this testing.]