SIMPSON Y-Chromosome DNA Surname Project- Background



Simpson, Simson, Sympson, Symson


A surname itself gives us limited, general information about the origin of a family. DNA-testing can give us concrete evidence for identifying and separating family lines. Y-chromosome DNA testing is especially helpful because the male Y-chromosome is handed down, father to son, unchanged through the generations, except for rare mutations which, in themselves, can be helpful indicators of branching. The accessibility and affordability of family DNA testing is doubtless the greatest technical advance in the history of genealogical research because -- at long, long last -- we have a tool to break down those brick walls!

General Fund

Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 3
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 22
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 35
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 24
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 47
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 2
Maternal Ancestor Information 99
mtDNA 56
mtDNA Full Sequence 27
mtDNA Plus 45
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 118
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 9
Total Members 179
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 13
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 11
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 7
Y-DNA Subgroups 18
Y-DNA111 13
Y-DNA12 136
Y-DNA25 113
Y-DNA37 105
Y-DNA67 57