Can I post my DNA from Ancestry for Fontenot, I am a Fountano and I believe I maybe related.

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My father Johnny Fountano of San Antonio, Texas told me his great grandfather Joe Fountano from Louisiana born abt 1820 changed the name from Fountaneau to Fountano. I have not found any Fountaneau's. I have found Fonteneau and Fonteno,and a Fountaineau, those sir names are pronounced exactly the same, So I believe but not 100% for sure that we are related the Fonteneau/Fontenot's.
in Genealogy Help by Johnny Fountano G2G1 (1.3k points)

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If you tested with AncestryDNA then you need to determine if you took their Y-DNA (Y chromosome) test or their autosomal DNA test.  WikiTreers can make better use of Y-DNA results if they are in and better use of autosomal DNA if it uploaded to  It is helpful to have mtDNA results in
by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (574k points)
selected by Vincent Piazza
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Have you used the match capabilities of Family Tree DNA to analyze your yDNA? I would concentrate on that before assuming you are "Fontenot" even though you are correct that names morph over time.

You can post your DNA to your own profile, certainly, and it will be carried down to all males in your direct line. i.e. your father, grandfather, gt grandfather ...

Have you traced your tree farther back? If you haven't, you really need to do so.
by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (238k points)

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