Lykins - Likins - Likens Y-DNA Project- Background

Administrators

Surnames

Lacken, Lackens, Laecken, Laeckens, Laican, Laicans, Laicenas, Laicens, Laicon, Laiconas, Laicons, Laijkan, Laijkans, Laikan, Laikans, Laisonas, Laken, Lakens, Lakian, Lakians, Lakin, Lakins, Laycon, Laycons, Leikan, Leikans, Leycon, Liacan, Liacans, Lieken, Liekens, Liken, LIKENS, Likin, Likings, LIKINS, Loykan, Loykans, Lycan, Lycans, Lyckan, Lyckans, Lycon, Lycons, Lygon, Lygons, Lykan, Lykans, Lykell, Lykells, Lyken, LYKENS, Lykin, LYKINS

Background

Lykins has MANY spelling variations!

It is a surname that Peter and Michael NILSSON (brothers) adopted as their own. In their case, it was first spelled LYCKAN, meaning “a glen or clearing in the woods”. Peter and Michel were the sons of Nils ANDERSSON of Sweden. The children of Nils were early settlers of what is now Pennsylvania.

Since this name was adopted by one distinct lineage in the 17th century, it is likely that many other lineages ended up adopting this surname (under any of the spelling variations).

We expect that men with this surname will have an ancestor from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, or Poland.

MAILING LISTS OF INTEREST:

LYKINS surname. To join, send mail to LYKINS-L-request@rootsweb.com with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body.

LIKENS surname. To join, send mail to LIKENS-L-request@rootsweb.com
with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body.

LAKIN surname. To join, send mail to LAKIN-L-request@rootsweb.com with the single word subscribe in the message subject and body.
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THE SWEDISH COLONIAL SOCIETY
http://www.colonialswedes.org/
Nils Andersson and his Lykins descendants (including Peter and Michael) are qualifying ancestors if you are interested in joining this Society.
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OTHER DNA PROJECTS OF INTEREST

If you are determined by testing to be in the N haplogroup, consider also joining the N Y-DNA project. You do not have to re-take the test, nor pay to join. And, you may still be a member of this project! Here is the link
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/N%20Y-DNA%20Project
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If your ancestor is from a Scandanavian country, you may also join the Scandinavia Y-DNA project! Link:
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/scandinavianydna/
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Another major project is the Finland DNA project. Link:
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Finland
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Several project members are on Facebook.

There is a Lykins Family Page on Facebook as well; please become a fan!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lykins-Family/143140826692

General Fund

Current balance: $90.00

Type Amount Date Donor Note KitNum Donation Type
Debit $79.00 1/5/2012     133125 Unknown
Credit $123.00 10/1/2010     183863 Unknown
Credit $43.00 8/11/2010 Richard Likin Sr For Kit 183863   Individual
Debit $43.00 6/29/2010     183863 Unknown
Debit $80.00 6/25/2010 D8753 Multi Kit Order 183863 Unknown
Credit $30.00 6/22/2010 Charles H To bring the fund up to 119.00   Individual
Credit $75.00 12/22/2009 Jane     Individual
Debit $69.00 5/18/2009     134972 Unknown
Credit $20.00 5/17/2009 Charles H     Individual
Credit $20.00 5/17/2009 Susan Rosine     Unknown
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