The Shropshire Surname Project
The Shropshire Y-DNA Project aims to attract contributors of Y-DNA, derived from the male sex chromosome, from members with the unusual surname Shropshire and its variations. The name is presumed to be of English origin and probably evolved as a surname meaning "from County Shropshire," in the west of England near the Welsh border. "John" Shropshire might thus have been called that name since he came from Shropshire, England. In the US, Shropshire and associated family descendants, are historically most commonly traced to St. John Shropshire, an anglican minister in Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia who lived there in the late 1600s and early 1700s. He was from Marlborough, Wiltshire. England. Other Shropshire families are probably from other parts of England and the Y-DNA Project may help sort out these various origins of Shropshire descendants.
Other surnames in Project
are variations of the name, Shorpshire, Shropsher, Shropshere, Shropshier, Shropshiere, Shropshire, Shropshyre, Sropshire
Join the Shropshire surname project
If you want to join the Shropshire project please order your DNA test here.