The Parnes Surname Project
Welcome to the PARNES Y-DNA project. This project includes all variations of the surname PARNES (ex: Parnes, Parness, Parnas, Parnass, Parnis, Parnos). It also includes family names that have been assumed by different branches of the male line of the Parnes families (ex: Marshalkovitch and Raffalovitch and their spelling variants). Not all Parnes families will be linked to each other, but it is hoped that this project will help show which Parnes lines may be linked and which may not be linked. It should be borne in mind that the surname may in fact derive from the mother's surname in some families. This would be so if the religious marriage of the parents was not registered with the civil authorities. Similarly, a family not bearing the Parnes surname may well be linked directly to a Parnes line if the husband bore the surname Parnes but the religious marriage was not registered with the civil authorities. In addition to Y-DNA testing (which is for men only), you may wish to consider the autosomal Family Finder test (which is available to both men and women) to discover recent relationships across all family lines. The Family Finder test may show connections to a Parnes line.
Other surnames in Project
Marshalkovitch, Parnas, Parnass, Parnes, Parness, Parnis, Parnos, Raffalovitch
Join the Parnes surname project
If you want to join the Parnes project please order your DNA test here.