Caudill Surname DNA Project

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Member Count: 61
Cadle, Caudel, Caudell, Caudill, Caudle, Cordell, Cordial, Cottle
As of October, 2013
1. We have established the Caudell’s, Caudill’s, and Cordell's share a recent common ancestor. There’s a one-step mismatch in one of our two Caudell samples.
2. We have established that the Caudill’s and Cordell’s share a common ancestor. The matching Cordell sample hails from Kentucky. We have one unrelated Cordell sample.
3. We established that the Cadle’s, from West Virginia, are not related to the Caudill’s, Caudell’, Cordell’s.

We welcome and encourage participants with variant surname spellings.

We’re trying to get at least two samples from every line.

We’re soliciting samples from the following lines:
A. James Caudill, Jr., b. abt. 1753
B. Abner Caudill, b. abt. 1773
C. Matthew Caudill, b. abt. 1766
D. William Caudle, b. abt. 1800, Brunswick, VA
E. John Caudle, b. abt. 1800, Brunswick, VA
F. Moses Caudle, b. abt. 1761, Halifax, VA
G. Absalom Caudle, Sr., b. abt. 1757, Halifax, VA
H. Jesse P. Caudill, b. abt. 1795, Wilkes NC
J. David Caudill, b. abt. 1734
K. Bledsoe Caudle, b. late 1700's, NC
Y Chromosome DNA testing cannot determine precisely the origin of our ancestors. However, certain genetic markers on the Y chromosome are more common in certain regions of the world than others thereby creating a lesser or greater probability that our ancestors are say Native American, Asian, Melungeon, or perhaps Scottish.

Our project was started on March 4, 2004. The DNA markers tested in this project are 25, 37, or 64 specific markers on the Y chromosome that are passed from father to son. If you are a female interested in joining this project, please enlist the participation of your father, brother, uncle or male cousin who is a Caudill.

We have 28 Members as of July 2008.

We've demonstrated the genetic relatedness between (1)Benjamin CAUDELL of Georgia; the Kentucky CAUDILL's, (James Caudill Jr. + Stephen A. Caudill), the Kentucky CORDLE's (Grandpa Billy clan), the North Carolina CAUDILL's (Jesse P. Caudill + Jeremiah Caudill); Jeremiah CORDLE of Tazewell, Virginia; Absalom Caudle (Anson County, NC); and more.

Although the American origins of our surname are from the south (Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky), participation in this project is open to all Caudill's including those with variant spellings. If you are interested in joining our group, please contact our Group Administrator for additional information.
We have identified simple and modest initial objectives for the Caudill DNA project and anticipate that the objectives will change as data is gathered, analyzed, and compiled. Our beginning objectives are: (a) reveal whether the various spellings of the surname are related; (b) determine with certainty whether particular lines within the Caudill surname are related to yet other discinct lineages; and, (c) reduce the range of possible ethnic origins of our ancestors.
3/4/04: Project initiated.
5/3/04: 1st sample submitted (Wm. Caudle line)
5/17/04: 2nd sample submitted ("Old Wm. Wilkes line)
7/22/08: 28th Member joined.
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