SADDLEWORTH FAMILIES DNA PROJECT
Saddleworth Historical Society has established a Saddleworth Families DNA project with the aim of establishing a database for family history and other researchers.
The project will initially focus on the earliest Saddleworth surnames which are known locally from the 1642 Protestation return or earlier documents. These are still common not only in Saddleworth but in the adjacent areas of the South Pennines. Many have well researched family trees.
We are therefore keen to include other Societies and researchers.
The project's database is located at http://www.familytreedna.com/
in the Geographical projects section as Saddleworth, UKhttp://www.familytreedna.com/public/saddleworthsurnames
Please add DNA profiles of these Saddleworth / South Pennine names to the database.
Updates on the Project will be posted to the blog:
PLEASE FORWARD THIS NOTICE TO YOUR MEMBERS OR ANY INTERESTED PERSON
Saddleworth DNA surnames [WIP 12/12/2012]
List of common names ie not all names on indicated list.
1379 Poll Tax Return 1881 census1
No Banwell score
del Schag Shaw >700 17
Hawkyard Hawred 31 140
del Sykes Sykes >180 15
Wryglegh Wrigley / Rigley >400 129*
del Platte Platt >200 36
de Brerlay Brierley >200 46
de Lees Lees >1600 37
1545 Lay Subsidy
Buckley >800 61*
Taylor >280 2
Schofield / Scholefield >700 51*
Knight 6 0.2
Whitehead >390 24
Gartside / Garside >300 / 70 306*/19
Radcliffe / Ratcliffe >140 48
Kenworthy / Kennerley >250 152*
Harrop 17 6
Winterbottom >190 82*
1642 Protestation Return
Bradbury >400 64*
Broadbent >300 57
Heawood / Heywood nil / 38 7
Mallalieu 54 276*
Kershaw >200 54
Lawton >200 33*
Vinthwit (Linthwaite / Linfitts) family believed to be extinct nil
Tweedale 9 13
Mayall 69 88*
Saville / Seville 48/ 6 118*
Wood >500 7*
Whewall / Wheawall nil
* highest in England & Wales
Banwell ratio: crude totals of surnames per parish (poor law union) do not give helpful information. Parishes are of varying sizes & some surnames, like Taylor, are very common & will predominate in most areas. The ratio shows how common a name is in an area compared to how common it is nationally.
Note eg that Wood is a common name, (although mainly in the North) and is common in Saddleworth. But it is disproportionately common in Saddleworth which has the highest relative concentration in the country.
1 Archer Surname Atlas www.archersoftware.co.uk