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 17
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 64
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 126
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 61
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 202
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 18
Maternal Ancestor Information 275
mtDNA 184
mtDNA Full Sequence 99
mtDNA Plus 149
mtDNA Subgroups 7
Paternal Ancestor Information 367
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 36
Total Members 504
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 45
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 26
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 22
Y-DNA Subgroups 42
Y-DNA111 55
Y-DNA12 322
Y-DNA25 284
Y-DNA37 260
Y-DNA67 171