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 6
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 23
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 39
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 26
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 64
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 4
Maternal Ancestor Information 114
mtDNA 61
mtDNA Full Sequence 30
mtDNA Plus 50
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 139
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 13
Total Members 208
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 16
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 11
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 7
Y-DNA Subgroups 17
Y-DNA111 21
Y-DNA12 159
Y-DNA25 138
Y-DNA37 130
Y-DNA67 74