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The Dunbar Surname Y-DNA Project

The name DUNBAR can be traced back to Gospatric I, 1040-1115, in Scotland with the Royal roots of Dunbar dating back even further.  In the words of Sir Robert Douglas "No name in Scotland can boast of a more Noble name than Dunbar."  Over the centuries, Gospatric's descendants have multiplied and ventured from Scotland to distant lands all over the world.

The Dunbar Surname DNA Project was created in an attempt to discover our true Dunbar ancestry and how the various Dunbar lines around the world are related.  With the use of a simple inexpensive DNA test, we can compare each Dunbar line or individual and determine if they share a common ancestor. 

There is much we know about Dunbar history, but there's much more we don't know.  This will be a Study to gain more knowledge and fill-in the gaps that have been a mystery until now.

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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:

Dunbar, Dunbare, Dunbarr, Dunbarre, Dumbar, Dumbare, Dumbarr, Dumbarre, Tumbar, Tunbar, plus other variations.

The Dunbar DNA Project is open to all Dunbar families, of all spelling variations, and from all locations.  
(If your surname is not included please contact the Project Administrator.)

This Dunbar Family 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

Click here to order a DNA test in the Dunbar project.

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