Edwards Y-DNA Surname Project- Background



Edward, Edwardes, Edwardh, Edwards, Edwardson


The Edwards surname is a patronymic surname, meaning son of Edward. A patronymic name is one that takes the father’s given name and uses it as a surname. The surname Edwards was most widespread in Wales, where such patronymics are common (Thomas, Williams, Stephens, etc). and it grew to be the twentieth most widespread name in England and Wales by 1853. The surname's occurrence continues to be relatively high in the British Isles, and in parts of the world where migration from the British Isles occurred.

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 2
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 52
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 57
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 22
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 11
Family Finder 79
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 6
Maternal Ancestor Information 150
mtDNA 109
mtDNA Full Sequence 37
mtDNA Plus 80
mtDNA Subgroups 7
Paternal Ancestor Information 234
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 70
Total Members 310
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 5
Unreturned Kits 10
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 23
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 20
Y-DNA Subgroups 35
Y-DNA111 16
Y-DNA12 240
Y-DNA25 199
Y-DNA37 177
Y-DNA67 104