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Feb. 25, 2013 - we now have 10 members in our project. New member enquiries always welcome!

Feb. 18, 20103 x 67 marker and 4 x 37 marker test results now published on this Claypoole Surname Project view, click on 'y-Results' on the menu bar above........

Dec. 27, 2009 - Latest results! Two more 37 marker Y-DNA test results added to this webpage - click on 'y-Results' on the menu bar above........

Nov. 21, 2009 - UPDATE! First four  x 37 marker Y-DNA test results NOW available on this webpage - just click on 'y-Results' on the menu bar above........Two more 37 marker Y-DNA test results due in December!!

Nov. 3, 2009, LATEST NEWS - three more Y-DNA37 test kits (five in total) returned to FTDNA, with more results expected between the end of Nov. and mid Dec. 2009!

Oct. 8, 2009, News Flash! initial 12 marker results (25 more markers to follow) from two tests now posted - click 'y-Results' on the menu bar above........

This project was set up on August 27, 2009 and by September 5, four test kits were despatched from FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) to the first participants in this project. More test kits for additional participants have been ordered since September 5, 2009.


Surname DNA testing is the newest tool available to genealogists!

  • Surname tests allow genealogists to verify their father's father's father's (and so on) paternal ancestry.
  • Surname DNA information can be very powerful when combined with traditional family history paper trails.

Surnames currently included in this project and invited participants.

A Surname Project traces members of a family that share a common surname. Since surnames are passed down from father to son as is the Y-chromosome, this project is for males taking a Y-DNA test. Females do not carry their father's Y-DNA so the tested individual must be a male. All natural born (not adopted) males bearing the Claypoole, Claypool or Claypole surname (and any other recognised spelling variation) from all locations in the USA and worldwide are invited to participate in the Claypoole Surname Project. (If your Claypoole surname variation is not included, please contact the Project Administrator.)

This Claypoole Surname Y-DNA Project was started to:

1. Help members of Claypoole/Claypool/Claypole families work together to find and confirm 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, but subject to ensuring personal confidentiality and individual privacy for participants and their families. As a result, the Y-DNA results will not be linked to any participant by name but to their 'Patriarch': that is their earliest confirmed Claypoole/Claypool/Claypole named male ancestor.

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 part of 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.


Click here to order a DNA test in the Claypoole Surname Y-DNA Project at the cheaper group rate, or alternatively, email the Project Administrator by clicking on the 'contact' link below.

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