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The Mefford Surname Project


The Mefford DNA Project uses the new tools of genetic genealogy and DNA testing to enhance and augment traditional genealogical research into Mefford family lineages from the U.S., Germany, U.K., Europe, Canada, Australia, and anywhere else in the world Mefford families are found.  All variations of the Mefford surname are included in the project such as Meffert, Mefferd, Mofford, 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 Mefford descendant?i.e., a male whose last name is Mefford (or any variation) or a male whose biological paternal-line ancestry goes back to a Mefford 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 Mefford descendant, you can join the project by sponsoring the testing of a Mefford 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 Mefford males tested as possible, so please help this effort by getting tested yourself or arranging for the testing of a Mefford (or any variation) male in your family.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 Y-DNA33 or Y-DNA46 test done at or DNA Heritage, you can join the Mefford DNA project by transferring your results to Family Tree DNA.  To transfer your results, select one of the Third Party Transfer options from the order list below.  If you are not on the Mefford group join request page, go to to select the transfer option.



Other surnames in Project

Mefferd, Meffert, Mefford, Mofford

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If you want to join the Mefford project please order your DNA test here.

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