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 14
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 64
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 119
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 56
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 189
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 18
Maternal Ancestor Information 263
mtDNA 177
mtDNA Full Sequence 93
mtDNA Plus 142
mtDNA Subgroups 7
Paternal Ancestor Information 353
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 33
Total Members 482
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 42
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 26
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 22
Y-DNA Subgroups 42
Y-DNA111 50
Y-DNA12 312
Y-DNA25 274
Y-DNA37 251
Y-DNA67 165