An Orchard surname DNA project has quite recently been created at Family Tree DNA. The public website for this project is located at worldfamilies.net.
The project is designed to assist participants who hope to confirm relationships of individuals or family lines, establish a country or area of origin and strengthen paper trail evidence. The Orchard surname is frequently seen in southwestern England. At times the spelling is Archard, and there are other variations. Researchers of Orchard and all spelling variations are invited to join the project.