Surname/tag: McNitt, McNett, McNutt
This research project will investigate the common (and possibly differing) ancestral lines of surname variants McNitt, McNutt, McNett, and others. We will investigate connections to McKnight, McNaughton, and other well-known lines using both traditional genealogy research and Y-DNA testing.
Because the largest pool of WikiTree profiles of these three spelling variants is "McNutt," I will use McNutt to refer to all of them.
McNutt-related Y-DNA Surname Projects
Most Y-DNA tested McNutt variant men are members of the McKnight surname project at FamilyTreeDNA. Some are also members of the MacNaughten surname project. Although we don't have a large pool of Y-DNA tests in any of these lines, we haven't yet discovered paternal lines that connect McNutt to MacNaughten (and spelling variant) lines. Most McKnight descendants also don't Y-DNA match to McNutt (although at least one does).
- We recommend that all McNutt men who take a Y-DNA join the McKnight surname project.
- We are considering the start of a separate focused McNutt surname project to raise visibility of the need for tests on these surname variants.
Existing Y-DNA Tests
... under construction