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Although the ancient Scottish surname of Affleck is believed to be a derivative of the Flemish surname of Afflighen, the Affleck surname is generally held to be of two origins in Scotland. The first is from the barony of Auchinleck in Ayrshire, Scotland and the second is from Affleck in Angus, Scotland.
Afflecks have emigrated from Scotland to the far-most corners of this earth. The Affleck Surname DNA Project was created in an attempt to discover our true Affleck ancestry and how the various Affleck families around the world are related. With the use of a simple relatively inexpensive DNA test "genealogy now meets with genetics". Confidential lineage test results allow our analysts to compare each Affleck line to help understand our common ancestry together.
There is much we know about Affleck history, but with your help there's much more yet to be discovered. This new initiative for Affleck genealogical effort will assist in removing many of those 'brick walls' that hinder nearly all genealogists. It will also possibly ask new questions.
Every Affleck male carries that unique code of 'our family' anthropology in his DNA. Lets work together to help unlock this 'Affleck Code' and move toward understanding the mystery of that unique man known as ... 'Affleck'.
Surname DNA testing is the newest tool available to genealogists!
· Surname tests allow genealogists to verify their father's father's...father's paternal ancestry.
· Surname DNA information can be very powerful when combined with traditional paper trails.
The following Surnames are currently included in this project:
Affleck, Afflect, Afflick, Afleck, Auchenlech, Auchinleck
Affleck Surname DNA Project is open to all families with this surname, of all spelling variations and from all locations. If your surname is not included here please contact the AffleckSurname DNA Project Administrator.
Affleck Surname DNA Project was started to:
1. Help researchers from common or related families work together to find their shared heritage.
2. Identify how the participant's families are connected, both genetically and through paper trails.
3. Identify and confirm genetic Lineages of ancestral families.
4. Ultimately catalog pedigrees and genetic connections of all of the known project families.
Participating in a Surname DNA Project provides:
· The participant's genetic DNA, which is very close (and sometimes identical) to his earliest known ancestor.
· The participant's "deep" ancestry (Haplogroup), which identifies the paternal ancestor's prehistoric origins.
· A sense of camaraderie, which is particularly strong for those who share a genetic ancestry
· Stimulation to family research and renewed sharing of information
· A wider sense of identity and relationship, as we begin to realize how much we are a World Family.
· A chance to compare your genetic ancestry with those of your Surname and the spelling variations
· Your genetic matches who do not share your common surname
· The knowledge to understand our ancestors better - particularly where the records have been lost