Fine/Fein Surname DNA Project

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Member Count: 28
Surnames
Fein, Fijn, Fine
Description
Fein families are documented in Germany to the 1500s.Most were in Wurttemberg. Some were in Baden. Feins are documented in New Jersey from the 1740s. It is documented that their name was anglicized to Fine. Fine families are recorded in the 1760s and 1770s in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. North Carolina Fines moved west to Indiana and Illinois. Virginia Fines moved west to Tennessee and Missouri. Maryland Fines moved to Ohio. Considerable genealogy research links many Fines today to Thomas Fine in Colonial Virginia and John Fine in Colonial North Carolina.Fijn is the Dutch Fine clan and they were in New York since the 1600s and their name was also anglicized to Fine. This DNA project seeks to determine if Fine descendants share a common ancestor.
Background
Fein families are documented in Germany to the 1500s.Most were in Wurttemberg. Some were in Baden. Feins are documented in New Jersey from the 1740s. It is documented that their name was anglicized to Fine. Fine families are recorded in the 1760s and 1770s in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. North Carolina Fines moved west to Indiana and Illinois. Virginia Fines moved west to Tennessee and Missouri. Maryland Fines moved to Ohio. Considerable genealogy research links many Fines today to Thomas Fine in Colonial Virginia and John Fine in Colonial North Carolina.Fijn is the Dutch Fine clan and they were in New York since the 1600s and their name was also anglicized to Fine. This DNA project seeks to determine if Fine descendants share a common ancestor.
Goals
There are Fines recorded in the mid and late 1700s in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Descendants from all of those areas are known. A goal is to determine if all of those Fines share a common ancestor. Another goal is to trace those Fines back to Europe.
News
The primary focus of this project is those members in Group 1. Those members all match and descend from Fines in early NJ,MD,VA and NC. As of 3-4-10, there are 9 members in Group 1. 1 descends from Peter Fine known to have lived in NJ before 1750 and moved to MD in the 1760s. 1 descends from Philip Fine born in Warren County, NJ in 1814.3 descend from NC Fines (Johann Fine in 1760s). 4 descend from Thomas Fine of VA (born in NJ abt 1725.

There is a shared mutation in 3 descendants of Thomas Fine. They all descend from Thomas' son, Vinett.
Results
Results to date (3-4-10) prove that all Fines in Group 1 share a common ancestor and the ancestry is German. The common ancestor is by YDNA supported by research documents. German ancestry is by research documentation and is supported by YDNA Haplogroup.
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