Bowes, Bowe, Related and Similar Surnames DNA Project - Goals


  • Unveil the genetic records to help with our family history research

  • Discover which family trees are related

  • Solve research problems, and/or resolve brick walls 

  • Sort out multiple families found in the same location 

  • Confirm or get clues regarding migrations 

  • Confirm suspected events, such as illegitimacy and adoption 

  • Identify mistaken connections in family trees

  • Validate family history research

  • Bridge gaps in the paper records 


  • Identify clues regarding the origins of the surnames

  • Combine results with research in early records to determine the number of points of origin for the surname 

  • Define the major lineages of the different geographic surname groups (England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Scandinavia, Netherlands, South Africa ...)

  • Discover information about the evolution of the surname 

  • Confirm surname variants or find previously unknown variants

  • Uncover our deep ancestral past using haplogroup research

  • Preserve DNA results for future research, to protect against any male line becoming extinct