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 1
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 20
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 29
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 13
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 8
Family Finder 25
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 5
Maternal Ancestor Information 75
mtDNA 51
mtDNA Full Sequence 21
mtDNA Plus 40
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 88
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 25
Total Members 143
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 1
Unreturned Kits 6
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 11
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 9
Y-DNA Subgroups 17
Y-DNA111 8
Y-DNA12 117
Y-DNA25 94
Y-DNA37 87
Y-DNA67 46