Titling a One Name Study according To Haplotype

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We have a ONS titled Huff One Name Study a variant spelling of HOUGH surname.  We plan to change it to Hough-Huff ONS. The ONS includes Puritan emigrants and Quaker emigrants bet 1620 a 1684 PA.  All first emigrants named Hough.  Decendancies  are now constructed (over period of 75 years) & well confirmed through 7 generations and more.  Over 250 yDNA testers have tested Haplogroup "I".  QUES:  Can we include the Haplotype in the title of the ONS?  There is a variant HOFF/HOFFE among early emigrants that are identified with a Dutch Haplotype.  Ours is England.

Or do we keep it simple and just use the variant spellings,  Thanks much!
in Policy and Style by Barbara Roesch G2G6 Mach 4 (42.9k points)

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This is a fairly common name, so it's very likely that there will turn out to be multiple yDNA haplogroups among people named Hough or Huff. Because of that, I think it makes sense to have (1) a one-name study that includes all people with the name (to include people who may not have yDNA data and/or may not have a documented connection to someone who immigrated to America between 1620 and 1684), (2) a one-name DNA0-study page for tracking DNA data for people with this name, and (3) a DNA-study subpage focused on Hough-Huff lines with haplogroup I. This arrangement will benefit people who are interested in the surname but don't have DNA data -- and if there are people with yDNA haplogroups other than I, they are more likely to be discovered than if you declare them to be outside the definition of your study.
by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Barbara Roesch
Thanks again Ellen!  I wasn't thinking big picture!

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