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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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • (L) & (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:
    • 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

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