The BurnettY-Chromosome Surname Project
The Burnett Y-Chromosome DNA Project is open to MALE Burnetts of all surname variants and all spellings from anywhere in the world. A list of the more common surnames included in this project can be found below. If your name is not there, but is a variation of Burnett, you are welcome to join this project IF YOU ARE A MALE!!!! If you are adopted, but have reason to think your father was a genetic Burnett, you are welcome to join. If you are a Burnett woman, please do NOT join this DNA project!!! This is a y-chromosome project because the "Burnett DNA" is found ONLY on the y-chromosome (male chromosome). Women do NOT have a y-chromosome; if they did, they would be a man. It is VERY IMPORTANT that when you receive your DNA results, you go to your personal settings page and choose to compare your results against the ENTIRE DATABASE, NOT just the Burnetts! It is possible that you are related to someone whose name is no longer spelled exactly like yours. Also, please remember when you are doing your "paper trail" research, to look under different spellings of your surname because deciphering the handwriting in old documents is often difficult. Many people who index old documents often guess at spellings, and you might miss your person if you look for him/her under only one spelling! Many Burnett- and Barnett-related surnames appear in various spellings, often within the same document. Poorly formed letters (such as a,o,u, as well as the letters e, i) have resulted in original names being distorted over time. It isn't uncommon for family researchers to have begun studying a surname, only to find that it morphed or changed into a different name in the past. It is important to keep an open mind for the spelling in old documents. A word of caution to those of you who ordered the 12-marker tests: This is a low-marker test that often yields many matches between you and men of completely different surnames. This means that the matched-up people of different surnames are likely related -- but so long ago in time that it was before surnames were even used. IF a DNA match is found for you, the higher-marker tests will be more accurate in determining kinship within a more recent time frame. You may choose to upgrade to a higher-marker test if you get matches with the Burnett surname. You may upgrade at any time.
Other surnames in Project
Bernet, Bernete, Bernett, Bernette, Bernit, Bernite, Bernitt, Bernitte, Birnet, Birnete, Birnett, Birnette, Birnit, Birnite, Birnitt, Birnitte, Bornet, Bornete, Bornett, Bornette, Bournet, Bournete, Bournett, Bournette, Brunet, Brunete, Brunett, Brunette, Burnard, Burnat, Burnatt, Burnet, Burnete, Burnett, Burnette, Burnit, Burnite, Burnitt, Burnitte
Join the BurnettY-Chromosome surname project
If you want to join the BurnettY-Chromosome project please order your DNA test here.