Re: Y-chromosome surname Ford/Lefort
The LeFort to Ford connection in my case is simply fairly informed speculation. But, if your husband or another living male relative surnamed LeFort is willing, it would be at least interesting to run a Y-chromosome DNA test on a cheek swab from him-- This would allow comparison with two candidate Ford/LeFort males in the FamilyTreeDNA database. Even if there is no match, the advantage would not stop there since it would also enable verification of relatedness to any other LeForts who may eventually be tested. The test at FamilyTreeDNA, if part of a surname project such as the "Ford" one at FamilyTreeDNA, is $169 the last I checked.
By the way, I have located some LeFort individuals from France whose name does not go back as that name far enough to be related to my Martin/Mathew Ford, whose French speaking origins would be no later than an immigration to New England sometime before 1675, and whose birth in a French-speaking location would have been about 1661.
Contact me for further information (here I desguise my email address to avoid spam with obvious changes that should be corrected before directly contacting me)at: