The first objective of the St*r**v*nt Genetic Project has been accomplished.
There is no genetic relationship between the 3 major American spellings of our surname. The TE, DE, DI spellings do not share a common ancestor. You can see this in the latest Results All pdf document.
The second DI spelling result has come back. D2 has confirmed what we hinted at in the last post. D1 and D2 are an exact match, which confirms that there is no genetic relationship, no common ancestor between the 3 American spelling variations.
The 43/43 match is about what we expected, since both D1 and D2 are descendents of 2 grandsons of John of 1650 Virginia, Hollam(3) and Henry(3), Matthew(2), John(1). No genetic distance between the 2 results reflects the 0 genetic distance between C1 and C2, and now C3 and C4. In this case no mutations have occurred in 7 generations. About average for y-chromosome testing.
We now have the HaploTypes and HaploGroups for the 3 major spellings of the surname. Any male carrying one of the many variations of the name can now have a DNA test done and quickly know a lot of their ancestry and genealogy. Particularly, they know where to look (or not to look) for the records of their ancestors. This is a major step in the genealogy of our surname. I am most grateful for all of these participants and their sponsors who stepped up in support of this project and progressed our common genealogy and history.