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The Braden-Breeden Surname Project


The Braden-Breeden DNA Project uses the tools of genetic genealogy and Y-DNA testing to enhance and augment traditional genealogical research into Braden and Breeden family lineages from the U.K., Ireland, the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, and anywhere else in the world Braden and Breeden families are found.  All variations of the Braden and Breeden surnames are included in the project such as Breeding, Breading, Bradeen, Breedon, Bradan, Bradin, Brading, Bradon, Braddon, Braiden, Brayden, Bredan, Breden, Bredin, Bredon, Breedan, Breedin, etc.  The project seeks to help break through brick walls in research and prove, or disprove, family connections where documented sources are either lacking or inconclusive. Project participation is open to any direct paternal-line male Braden or Breeden descendant &endash; i.e., a male whose last name is Braden or Breeden (or any variation) or a male whose biological paternal-line ancestry goes back to a Braden or Breeden but whose last name was changed at some point, such as due to adoption.  However, even if you are not a direct paternal-line male Braden or Breeden descendant, you can join the project by sponsoring the testing of a Braden or Breeden male from your immediate or extended family, such as a brother, son, father, uncle, male cousin, distant male cousin, etc.  The success of the project depends on getting as many Braden and Breeden males tested as possible, so please help this effort by getting tested yourself or arranging for the testing of a Braden or Breeden (or any variation) male in your family.  Also, the deeper origins of the Braden and Breeden paternal lines can be explored through Y-SNP testing. It is highly recommended that, at minimum, the Y-DNA37 test be ordered which will provide an adequate number of markers for genealogical purposes and for finding matches in the Family Tree DNA database.  For even better testing resolution and better matching, the Y-DNA67 or Y-DNA111 tests can be ordered. If you have had the 33-marker or 46-marker Y-DNA test done at, GeneTree, Sorenson's SMGF, or DNA Heritage, you can join the Braden-Breeden DNA project by transferring your results to Family Tree DNA.  The transfer process will import your current Y-DNA results into the FTDNA database.  You have the option of ordering a kit and doing additional Y-DNA testing.  To transfer your results to FTDNA, select one of the Third Party Transfer options from the order list below.  If you are not on the Braden-Breeden group join request page, go to to select one of the Third Party Transfer options.



Other surnames in Project

Bradan, Braddon, Bradeen, Braden, Bradin, Brading, Bradon, Braiden, Brayden, Breading, Breadon, Bredan, Breden, Bredin, Bredon, Breedan, BREEDEN, Breedin, Breeding, Breedon

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If you want to join the Braden-Breeden project please order your DNA test here.

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