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Parrott Genealogy by DNA Project
& additional Parrott (+ related spellings) genealogy resources
Letting DNA untangle the various P-rr-tt families

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Ever run across other Parrotts? Or others with similar spelling, such as Parratt, Parriott, Parrett, Perrott, Perrault, etc? Ever wonder how and if these families are related? Here's the chance to use DNA to help sort it out.

Why DNA?
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  • All men have a Y-chromosome. Fathers pass this chromosome on to their sons, and they in turn to their sons, forever. Thus all men within a family share an identical Y-chromosome, except for rare changes that happen from time to time.

  • These rare changes are known as 'markers', because they can be identified in a laboratory. The result of testing several markers is a string of numbers, such as 10-22-14-10-13-14-11-etc. Men of the same family share the the same string of numbers; unrelated men have different strings of numbers.

  • DNA testing is simple and painless: just a few cells scraped from the inside of the cheek are all that is needed. See photos from the Dorsey DNA project.

  • There are different types of DNA testing, depending on the purpose- such as to diagnose medical conditions, determine paternity, or for forensics. DNA testing for genealogical purposes is a bit different from testing for these other purposes, and therefore of limited use for anything except genealogy.

  • The 37 marker test is a good place to start.

  • If your goals are to confirm (rather than exclude) relationships, consider the 67-marker test.

  • The DNA Results
    & overall conclusions

    Get tested!

  • Sign up here. This link includes information on prices.

    About DNA testing

  • FamilyTreeDNA

    Contact a project administrator:

  • Wayne Parrott
  • Harald Reksten
  • Note: The administrators run the project as volunteers and have no affiliation with any DNA testing company.
    Note: This map shows the parts of Europe where the various Parrott lineages appear to have originated, as determined by historical records and by DNA.

  • DNA Project updates:
    See also the update histories for the early Perrott/Parrotts of North America and for the Perrot family of Pembrokeshire
    • 18 May 2013: A new member, 281964 has made it possible to determine that the descendants of Francis of Chowan, North Carolina, are not related to other Parrott families.
    • 06 Apr 2013: Additional markers added to 65505 in the Needham group of P-rr-tts
    • 09 Mar 2013: New members added 195062 and 253753, permitting the descendants of Needham Perrit to be moved to their own page
    • 16 Nov 2012: New member added 258360 to the Richard Parrott group.
    • 10 Nov 2012: New member added 257791 to the Frederick Parrott group. This member shows the Sevier/Jefferson Co., Tennessee Parrott group descends from Frederick Parrott.
    • 23 Oct 2012: New member added 235144
    • 22 Oct 2012: 2 new members added: 209319 and 255072; both are descendants of William Parrott (d 1669) of Talbot Co., Maryland. The DNA results for this family have now been moved to their own page.
    • 14 Jun 2012: 2 new members added; 1 (#236196) to the descendants of Christopher Parrott and 1 (#235798) to the Oregon Parrotts; Added additional information on Christopher Parrott.
    • 10 Mar 2012: 2 new members added to the descendants of Lawrence Parrott
    • 20 Feb 2012: Updated links & removed dead links
    • April 8, 2011: New individual (#200428) added to the descendants of Richard Perrot of Middlesex, Virginia.
    • April 8, 2011: New individual (#N45879) added to the descendants of Richard Perrot of Middlesex, Virginia. Current last name = Poole.
    • April 8, 2011: Additional markers added to individual (#62651) in the descendants of Richard Perrot of Middlesex, Virginia.
    • 2 September 2010: New Member added, descended from Frederick Parrott of Switzerland, settled in Shenandoah, Virginia, 1730's.; DNA results for the descendants of Frederick Parrott have now been moved to their own page.
    • 28 August 2010: New Member added, descended from Nathaniel & Penelope Irby Parrott.
    • 28 August 2010: New Member added, descended from Christopher Parrott, born in 1755, Prince Georges Co., MD.
    • 1 January 2010: New Member added, descended from Frederick Parrott of Switzerland, settled in Shenandoah, Virginia, 1730's.
    • 3 March 2009: New Member added, also descended from Nicolas Perrot of Canada.
    • 5 December 2008: Two more members added. One (#ACDNA)is descended from William Perrott born Bristol, Gloucestershire, 1800. The second (#129388) is descended from Thomas Perrott, born 1618 in Evenlode, Gloucestershire. This individual is the first tested P-rr-tt to belong to haplogroup E1b1b1
    • 20 August 2008: New individual (#43755) added to the descendants of Richard Perrot of Middlesex, Virginia. These results resolve the origins of John & Ruth Parrott of Lunenburg & Halifax Cos, ca 1730 - 1777.
    • 31 July 2008: New individual (#118954) added to the R1b1 P-rr-tt group.
    • 1 July 2008: New individual (#51953) added to the descendants of Richard Perrot of Middlesex, Virginia. These results solve the mystery on the origins of Parrott Pringle and his descendants.
    • 5 June 2008 - 31 July 2008: New individual (#119184) added to the R1b1b2 P-rr-tt group. Descended from Bartholomew Perrett d 1580, Erlestoke, Wiltshire.
    • 6 May 2008: Haplogroups updated to reflect the latest classification.
    • 18-30 April 2008: New individual (#116383) added to the I1 Parrott family. These results clarify the relationship between a branch of the Parrott and Stover families.
    • 14 February 2008: New individual (#112005) added to the descendants of Richard Perrot of Middlesex, Virginia
    • 30 January - 4 February 2008: New individual (#109639) added to the R1b1 P-rr-tt group

    Links:
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  • The P-rr-tt Society
  • The early Perrott/Parrott families of North America
  • The Perrot family of Pembrokeshire- the first of the P*rr*tt families
  • Armorial bearings
  • Origin of the name Parrott, from Ancestry.com
  • French Heritage DNA Project
  • Parrott resources at Linkpendium
  • Repository for old Parrott photos-- please contribute!

    Mail lists:
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  • Parrett-L
  • Parriott-L
  • Parrott-L
  • Perrett-L
  • American P-rr-tts of note:
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  • Big Nose George Parrott- Train robber and notorious outlaw
  • Jacob Parrott, recipient of the first Congressional Medal of Honor
  • Marcus Junius Parrott, congressman
  • Captain Robert Parker Parrott, inventor of the Parrott gun manufacturing process, and son of John Fabyan Parrott, US Congressman
  • The USS Parrott
  • Tiburcio Parrott, founder of Falcon Crest winery
  • William Fletcher Parrett, congressman
  • According to census records:
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  • Parrott was the 2434th most common name, accounting for 0.005% of the US population in 1990
  • Parrett was the 8803th most common name, accounting for 0.001% of the US population in 1990
  • Perrott was the 39,608th most common name in the US in 1990
  • Perrot is the 146th most common name in France
  • Name Popularity

    Parrott listings in the USA:

    Message boards:
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  • Cousin Connect
  • Genealogy.com (L) & RootsWeb.com (R):
  • Parratt - Parratt
  • Parrett - Parrett
  • Parriott - Parriott
  • Parrot - Parrot
  • Parrott - Parrott
  • Parrotte - Parrotte
  • Perrault - Perrault
  • Perrett - Perrett
  • Perritt - Perritt
  • Perrott - Perrott

    Other resources:
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  • Kentucky cemetery data base
  • National Geographic's Genographic Project
  • Sorenson Molecular Genetics Foundation
  • Surname distribution mapper
  • YSearch
  • International Society of Genetic Genealogy
  • Rootsweb-DNA-L
  • British 1881 locations for:
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  • Parrott
  • Perrot
  • Perrott

    dollars.gif - 3365 Bytes Help someone out! Make a donation to the P-rr-tt DNA project-- funds will help someone whose DNA will provide information for the community, but cannot otherwise afford to do so.

  • Find ancestor help line:
    These are help requests from folks who no longer have direct-line descendants to provide a DNA sample. Perhaps others can help them make a connection based on the information they have. Forward additional requests to: parrottdna@charter.net.
    • My gg grandfather was William M. Parrott. He was born in South Carolina in 1820. He lived in Smith Co., MS in 1850. He moved to Fort Bend Co., TX in 1855. His wife's name was Emerine Garvin. He was a physician. He served in the Civil War. He died somewhere between 1865-1868. There are no male descendants of this line. Please contact Mary Tarver, marytarver AT aol.com

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