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!

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 12
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 26
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 51
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 34
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 91
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 137
mtDNA 78
mtDNA Full Sequence 44
mtDNA Plus 67
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 167
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 24
Total Members 252
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 26
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 12
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 6
Y-DNA Subgroups 19
Y-DNA111 34
Y-DNA12 181
Y-DNA25 161
Y-DNA37 153
Y-DNA67 94