The Roper Surname Project
Almost 120 Ropers have been measured so far, and they lie in more than 39 different families.It has been shown that the large Massachusetts-origin (1637) Roper family and the large Virginia-origin (~1650) Roper family are related, which I call the Majority USA Roper family (MUR). Three Ropers from the border area of Suffolk & Norfolk, England are shown to be related to MUR, so the larger family is called EMUR.12 markers are enough to decide if two Ropers are related. However, I highly recommend doing the 25-markers or 37-markers test, as it allows distinguishing the branches of the major families.Also, a Rooper has been measured. See http://www.roperld.com/RoperHoxne.htm .
Other surnames in Project
Musard, Rooper, Roper, Roper-Curzon, Ropere, Ropier, Ruppiere, Trevor-Roper
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