Note: we are maintaining the pedigrees of our Barton DNA Project men who are yDNA tested and all of the other Barton families we know at   (use the EKA (earliest known ancestor from the results page to do your search.  If you know the wife's name, it's often easier to find her by maiden name than to identify the Barton (as there are so many Barton men and not so many names)

Please send any queries or pedigrees for this project to:  garybarton.barton AT


OLD DATA - kept as a resource, but not updated since c2004

Lineage I

Lineage I families are the predominate group of Barton families in the U.S.  The ancestral home is presumed to be in Lancashire, England.  From there,  individual families went to Ireland, France, and the Americas.  Families are found very early in Maryland and Virginia. Most Southern and Western Barton families are found in Lineage I.  The original ethnic stock is probably ancient Briton.  The Y-Haplogroup is R1b.

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Lineage II

Lineage II families most likely descend from Roger Barton of Westchester, New York. Families are found mostly in the Northeast, Midwest, Canada, and the West. However this lineage also has been traced back to England  to Thomas Barton who married Mary Glover.  They most likely are originally of Scandinavian descent either through the Danes or the Normans.

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Lineage III and IV

Lineages III and IV are associated with Edward Barton of Maine and are found mostly in New England and with westward migration.  This lineage is consistent with Anglo-Saxon descent.  This lineage has not yet been found in England though it most assuredly will be found in the future.

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Lineage V

Lineage V families are the descendents of Rufus Barton of Rhode Island.  He was born supposedly in Lancaster, England.  This line, therefore, is quite naturally closely allied with Lineage I.  However, the five mutation difference in the y-chromosome profile means that it is unlikely that the common ancestor is to be found within the past 1000 years.  There could have been two families of the same tribal group that independently took on the Barton surname or the surname was acquired by maternal inheritance.

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Lineage VI 

Lineage VI families have been found from Ireland and Lincolnshire, England.  They appear to be Anglo-Saxon.

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Lineage VII 

Lineage VII is the family of James Barton.  The Y-haplogroup is J2.

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Lineage VIII

Lineage VIII is now verified to Thomas, grandson of the earliest known ancestor Joseph and his son Joseph.  This closes the thought that Joseph might be Lineage I - a speculation based on a paper trail of a descendant of a James Barton, born in Fauquier Co VA, who was though to be James, son of Thomas born 1710.   That descendant is Lineage I, a family that lived in Fauquier Co when Joseph's descendants arrived.   His ancestry apparently ties to the Thomas(1,2,3) family that was in Stafford Co VA by 1675.   Haplogroup is R1b. 

Lineage IX

Lineage IX families are ancient Briton.  The limited number of family representative limits what conclusions we can draw at this time.


Lineage X

Lineage X is Y- Haplogroup G2

Lineage XI

Lineage XI is kin to lineage I, but likely before the Norman conquest.

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Lineage XII

Lineage XII families are kin to Lineage I, but likely before the Norman conquest.

Lineage XIII 

Lineage XIII families are kin to lineage I but closer to Roman times or earlier.

Lineage XIV


Not Tested