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.
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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.
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
Origin of the name Parrott, from Ancestry.com
French Heritage DNA Project
Parrott resources at Linkpendium
Repository for old Parrott photos-- please contribute!
American P-rr-tts of note: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:Parrott was the 2434th most common name, accounting for 0.005% of the US population in 1990Parrett was the 8803th most common name, accounting for 0.001% of the US population in 1990Perrott was the 39,608th most common name in the US in 1990
Perrot is the 146th most common name in France
Parrott listings in the USA:
Genealogy.com (L) & RootsWeb.com (R):
Parratt - Parratt
Parrett - Parrett
Parrot - Parrot
Other resources:Kentucky cemetery data base
National Geographic's Genographic Project
Sorenson Molecular Genetics Foundation
Surname distribution mapper
International Society of Genetic Genealogy
British 1881 locations for:Parrott
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- 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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