In examining the various mail and forum lists and the 1870 US Federal Census for surnames that could possibly be included as surname DNA studies in the BEAL SURNAME DNA PROJECT I have come up with the following surnames, in addition to those surnames already included in the project:
The list can go on for 150 more names, all much alike, but spelled different! Just mix up the letters B,A,E,I,H,L,Y,U,W and you will have name of someone's ancestor
Seems like our ancestors could not get anyone to spell their name correctly, whenever and whereever their name was recorded.
All of the above were extracted from the 1870 Federal US census and the countries they came from reads like a listing of everywhere in Europe.
Some of the most common surnames were BAYLEY,BEAL,BEALE,BEALL, BEALLE,BAILEY,BAILY, BALL, BELL,BILL,BLUE,BEEL,BILL,BOYLE,BUEL,BULL, numbering in the hundreds and thousands.
This leads me to my surname DNA project which includes all Soundex B400 surnames. The ones I have been concentrating on are already being tested for y-chromosome DNA that is carried from great grandfather to grandfather to grandson to father to son for generation after generation! Remarkable and it parallels the male surname descent line. The test does not require anything but a swab taken of cells inside your cheek to accomplish this miracle. No pain, just time to get the results back from a DNA laboratory. Go to my web pages at:
BEAL SURNAME DNA PROJECT and the included surname studies:
and for a short description of the project go to:
This last week,public television carried a 2 hour example of this marvel in tracing a marker on the Y-chromosome through thousands of years from Africa to India, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, all over the world. It was the same wherever they tested for it. Apparently, if you go back far enough, we are all related and descent can be traced from the earliest ancestor to the present.
This is simplified use of one marker on the Y-chromosome, our project tests for a possible match by a 25 marker Y-chromosome test to an early common ancestor, to possibly find genetic "cousins" using a genetic signature (haplotype) verifying genealogy records. Leave a genealogy legacy for your family by establishing a haplotype for your lineage.
If you are interested in participating in a Surname DNA Test,after visiting my website, please contact me at my e-mail address: BealsurnameDNA@aol.com
I am an unpaid family genealogist who is devoting 3 years of my life in assisting genealogy family researchers with the latest aid to genealogy research. The best way to participate is to join a project to obtain a discounted price to be tested. If not my project, please avail yourself of another surname project, there are hundreds now in existence.
Visit the website: DNA: One-name genealogy studies using Y-Chromosome DNA testing
Hoping to hear from you!
Charles E. Beal
Project Coordinator/Manager of the BEAL SURNAME DNA PROJECT, member NEW ENGLAND HISTORIC GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, BEALS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, MAYFLOWER SOCIETY, BEALL and BELL FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS.