The Garcia Surname Y-DNA Project- Background
This project was established to research the Y-DNA of males who carry the Garcia surname.
This project is open to males who carry the Garcia surname from paternal inheritance although females can arrange to represent their family by testing a male relative who is a direct paternal line descendant of their Garcia ancestor.
The Garcia Wikipedia Page
Garcia is a patronymic surname. The Pre Roman "Garcia" comes from the personal name, which at the moment is in disuse. It is has a highly debated origin: Iberian, ancient Basque or ancient Celtic. The first references of this surname go back to year 843 A.D.
Garcia is the most common last name in Spain and the second most frequent in Latin America including Brazil. It is also found in significant numbers in Portugal and southwestern France.
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