Rose DNA Project- Background



DaRosa, DeReus, DeRhos, DeRose, DeRosia, LaRose, Raasch, Reus, Reuss, Rohs, Roos, Roosa, Roose, Roosevelt, Rosa, Rosaker, Rosan, Rosander, Rosane, Rosanec, Rosanek, Rosano, Rosati, Rosato, Rosavio, Rosazza, Rosberg, Rosborough, Rosbottom, Rosbough, Rosbrook, Roscher, Rose, Roseano, Roseback, Rosebaugh, Roseberry, Roseblade, Roseboom, Roseboro, Roseborough, Rosebottom, Rosebrock, Rosebrook, Rosebrough, Rosecrans, Rosecranz, Rosehart, Rosek, Rosekrans, Rosekranz, Rosel, Roseland, Roselius, Rosell, Rosella, Roselle, Rosellen, Roselli, Rosello, Rosema, Rosemeier, Rosemeyer, Rosemore, Rosen, Rosenbarger, Rosenberg, Rosenbush, Rosencrance, Rosendahl, Rosendale, Rosendorf, Rosenecker, Rosengrant, Rosengren, Rosenhagen, Rosenheim, Rosenheimer, Rosenkoetter, Rosenstone, Rosentrance, Rosentrater, Rosentreter, Rosenwinkel, Rosero, Roses, Rosete, Rosethorn, Rosett, Rosetta, Rosette, Rosetti, Rosettie, Rosetto, Roseum, Rosevelt, Rosewall, Rosewarne, Rosewood, Rosey, Rosher, Rosi, Rosie, Rosier, Rosiles, Rosillo, Rosina, Rosing, Rositano, Roskelley, Roskovensky, Rosky, Rosland, Rosmarin, Rosner, Ross, Rossa, Rosseel, Rossel, Rossell, Rosselot, Rosseter, Rossetto, Rossier, Rossiger, Rossignol, Rossini, Rossio, Rossiter, Rossitor, Rosskelly, Rosso, Roswick, Roszel, Roszell, Rouse, Rouss, Rowse, Ruce, Rues, Ruess, Ruhs, Ruoss, Ruse, Russ, Russell, Von Reus, Von Reuss, Von Ruess


We welcome anyone with the surname ROSE or variation listed in our Surnames above to participate in the Rose DNA Project. Since surnames are passed down from father to son like the Y-chromosome, participation in this project requires testing the Y-DNA of a male who carries the Rose surname or variations listed above. We started modestly in 2001, attempting to establish the identity of the paternal lineage of one Samuel Rose of Manchester VT. Success was attained very swiftly and conclusively, far exceeding our expectations.

The project has grown immensely since that time. Many countries have been listed as the origin of Rose and related families (see Surnames above), plus we have many participants from countries all over the world. Some of these countries are Australia, England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, The Netherlands and the United States to name a few. As we receive matches, we designate a group for these matches for which you can explore possibilities within one's group. If each participant submits his lineage, then genealogies can be compared!

Several of the Rose families are genetically similar, so we recommend the Y-DNA 37 marker test as a minimum. The Y-DNA 67 marker test provides a higher resolution for identifying common ancestry, and can be beneficial in providing more definitive and conclusive results.

Although a female can not take a Y-DNA test, she can sponsor a test for a male who carries the Rose surname or variations listed above. 

The Y-DNA test traces your direct paternal line (your father, his father, etc). Only males can take this test.

To join the Rose DNA Project and order a kit at a discount, click on the JOIN REQUEST button in the toolbar at the top of the page, click on PURCHASE A TEST TO JOIN THIS PROJECT, and follow the instructions.  The kit can be shipped either to you, or directly to the person for whom you are purchasing.

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 40
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 101
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 146
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 111
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 308
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 14
Maternal Ancestor Information 365
mtDNA 207
mtDNA Full Sequence 120
mtDNA Plus 173
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 757
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 85
Total Members 983
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 55
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 41
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 33
Y-DNA Subgroups 117
Y-DNA111 127
Y-DNA12 810
Y-DNA25 757
Y-DNA37 571
Y-DNA67 364