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DNA Groupings

The Hoar, Hoare & Hore Surname DNA Project has groups based on known lineages or similarly matched DNA results from Patriarch Lines.  Sometimes the DNA test is not yet complete but the group is identified by strong genealogical research.  Other times, just a single individual has tested, not matched, but has several hundred years of research. The project identifies a lineage when either strong genealogical work exists and/or when DNA tests on two or more men show a high probability that they have a common ancestor. Each lineage has a volunteer coordinator, who promotes the gathering of more information about the lineage through further DNA tests and traditional genealogical research. More detail about the lineages is available on the Results and Patriarch pages.  We use yDNA-STR and yDNA-SNP testing to mainly support this effort. Autosomal may be used for nearer term matching of known group members to an another unknown member not on the male-lineage line.


Group 00

Haplotype Coordinator Defining Ancestor
Branch SNP M253 -
Tim Peterman
tpeter AT
Charles Hoar b.1586  Gloucester, England, m. Joanna Hinkmann, d. 16xx Gloucester (family emigrated to Sudbury, MA)

One of the original New England families from Southwest England.  Charles was sheriff of Gloucester and died there.  His wife Joanna and youngest children moved to Sudbury, MA in 165x.

A well researched line (once in North America). Waiting to get more than Tim's 4th cousin tested to verify line.  Was reported in Edward Horr's book of 188x that Charles and Hezekiah Hoar were from the same line.  Tim started the project to see if that was the case.

Early leaders in Massachusetts history are part of this group.  Samuel Hoar and sons George Frisbee Horr and Ebinezer Hoar, among others, are part of this family.

Only one person tested so far.  Awaiting more testers with research to verify lines DNA markers and terminal SNP.  Current test results show they are very different from all others teted.  

See Patriarch page for more information on current researchers and published material.


Group 01

Haplotype Coordinator Defining Ancestor
Branch SNP U152 - 
Terminal SNP L20
Randy Harr, Roz Edson
randy AT, mrsedson AT
Hezekiah Hoar b.1608 Devon, England m. Rebekah xxxx, d. 16xx Taunton, MA

This is the big group that was first defined by Norton Horr's book of 1907.  Much has been researched and detailed of this group then and since.  See Roz's Rootsweb database that contains over 80,000 members of this large clan.

Hezekiah Hoar arrived on ship Recovery in 1633 as a Puritan emigrant.  He went back one or more times to help fight the king's repression. Not clear but at some point he brought Rebekah back over and they settled in New England for good starting in the early 1840's. 

Not many historically significant members are known in this group.  Only one of note is Josiah Horr who was an early leader in Illinois and founder of county xxx.  He is noted as giving Abraham Lincoln his first job and case as a lawyer in his practice.  Otherwise, just hard working settlers through the centuries here.

This is the first family line to claim lineage to the Risford Manor Hore's in Chagsford, Devonshire, England.  Many, likely unrelated lines, also claim this.  Hopefully DNA testing will help sort this all out. See Patriarch page for more information on current researchers and published material.


Group 02

Haplotype Coordinator Defining Ancestor
Branch SNP U106 -
John Hore b.1552 or John Hore b.1710 

Close STR match to the defined standard STR template for the Ui Neill clan from Ulster, Ireland (500-900AD; Project R1b1c7).

See Patriarch page for more information on current researchers and published material.

Group 03

Haplotype Coordinator Defining Ancestor
Branch SNP L21 -
Terminal SNP DF13
Bonny Cook
bonnycook AT
Thomas Hoare, b.1649 Chilham, Kent, England

Similar to G02 but distinct enough to warrant its own subgroup.

See Patriarch page for more information on current researchers and published material.


Group 04

Haplotype Coordinator Defining Ancestor
Branch SNP L151 - 
Robert Hoare
ysearch AT
Richard Hore b.1808

One of the Virginia Hord project members is a close match in here.  But only a yDNA-12 test for them so far.  Otherwise similar to G02 but further from a match there than G03.

See Patriarch page for more information on current researchers and published material.

Group 05

Haplotype Coordinator Surnames
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Outside our Group

Other possible related or overlapping surname projects are:

Surname FTDNA (external link) /WorldFam (external link) Other Notes
Hoar(e), Hore Hoar (external link)   Hoar et al Surname project -- what this site is all about
Hord Hord (external link)   John Hord family plantation (but DNA results matching the Hoar project DNA)
Hurd, Heard Heard (external link)   Hurd/Heard line but subset has strong match to some in Hoar
Howard Howard (external link)   A recent name that some Hoars officially changed too. Many direct DNA matches between this Howard surname project and the Hoar one.


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