THURMAN and Variations DNA Project- Background



Therman, Thierman, Thirman, Thoroman, Thoroughman, Thurman, Thurmann, Thurmer, Thurmon, Thurmond, Tureman, Turman


The Thurman & Variations DNA Project welcomes any and all Th?r*m?n* participants interested in genetic testing for genealogic research. We also encourage those who have tested at other labs to transfer their results to FTDNA to facilitate the collaboration and connection only possible through a surname project.

Although the Thurman's Quest website, a repository of all derivatives of the THURMAN surname founded by Loren Thurman is no longer online, our project began as a way to verify the numerous speculative family connections beyond the paper trail. Administrators still have access to the extensive families of TQ and additions, documented corrections, and questions are always welcome.

Initially it was suspected that just a handful of original ancestors (immigrants) established the known Thurman families in America. Thanks to our Y-DNA study we have now determined that there are several distinct unrelated groups of Thurmans but also that some Thurmonds and Thurmons are closely related to Thurmans. We are inspired and challenged by the DNA results to reexamine our speculations and to keep researching.

As part of a surname project (as opposed to independent DNA testing) you benefit from FTDNA group discounts as well as detailed genealogically significant analysis of your results.

Be sure to use the menu at the left to view our goals, news, and results...

Our Thurman/mon/d research community welcomes members at:

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 2
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 17
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 19
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 7
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 4
Family Finder 20
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 1
Maternal Ancestor Information 35
mtDNA 22
mtDNA Full Sequence 10
mtDNA Plus 17
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 91
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 22
Total Members 119
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 3
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 6
Y-DNA Subgroups 19
Y-DNA111 11
Y-DNA12 98
Y-DNA25 95
Y-DNA37 80
Y-DNA67 35