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DNA - 3 Results so far

Are Gotts families connected?


We have one result from tree 040 William 193  b c 1725 (Hevingham, Stratton Strawless)

We have a result from tree 022 John 3302 b 1724,(Barningham Town, South Repps)

These results do not match, so it appears that tree 022 and 040 have less than 20% chance of having a common ancestor after 1400 AD.

Conclusions

With only two results which do not match, we can see that the two trees are unlikely to have a common ancestor, assuming direct male lineage exists a long way back.

Are GOTTS and GOTT families connected?


Do both GOTT and GOTTS come from the same root around the Wash in Norfolk?

To help answer this I have invited members who have the surname GOTT. So far, we have one participant whose earliest ancestor is Thomas Gott, b.c. 1790, Norton, Yorkshire.

Conclusions

This first GOTT result does not match any GOTTS results, so the families tested so far do not have a common ancestor. These are early days, but either GOTT ancestors didn't come in through the Wash and migrate north as I had suggested

or maybe the names do not originate from a common root, ie one person called Gott/Gotts


There may be several migration routes into England for both families. I know there were GOTT families in Yorkshire, Lincoln, Essex and London in 1600 (as well as Gottses). whether they are connected still has to be determined either way, so it is too early to be conclusive!