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Nye Name Study

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Surname/tag: Nye
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Welcome to the Nye Name Study!

This is a WikiTree Name Study Project to collect together in one place everything about the Nye surname. My hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for Nye researchers and for those studying lines that cross or intersect. I would love to see this become a place to share knowledge, DNA tests, resources, pictures, stories, and anything else of interest to this surname.

For a list of profiles associated with the project, please visit our _____.

Featured Profile
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Erin Klein - Project Leader

How to Join

You can join by contacting the project leader Erin Klein. See the section below on Project Goals and the Current Task List and What You Can Do to see where you can help. Post questions and comments to the bulletin board at the foot of the page and add details about your particular area of interest. Be sure to post your DNA Tests below as well!

Project Goals

The purpose of this study is to bring together any descendants of the Nye family who are willing to work together to establish an accurate Nye family tree by using the best possible sources available for documentation to make new connections.

Establish the origins of the Nye immigrant(s) who settled in the United States. The first known Nye immigrant is Benjamin Nye who was part of the Puritan Migration and first settled in Massachusetts.

To fully understand the origins of the Nye surname, we need males by the surname to test their yDNA for analysis. Although DNA analysis can assist in determining that two or more participants who have tested their yDNA descend from a common male ancestor, it will not identify the specific ancestor without the use of accurate record documentation used in genealogical research. Work will be needed to collaborate the findings of any YDNA tests.

Current Task List

  • Update category page according to WikiTree Name Study policy and style.
  • Update project page according to WikiTree Name Study policy and style.
  • Add the categories for Nye Name Study to profiles I manage.
  • Update sources and citations from GEDCOM imports to WikiTree acceptable standards.
  • Add DNA Confirmation citations where appropriate.
  • Add any other profiles for the Nye surname where needed.
  • Complete merges of duplicate profiles where needed.

What You Can Do

  • Work cooperatively together with other Nye profile managers to create the best Nye WikiTree possible.
  • Add the category for Nye Name Study to profiles as explained _____.
  • Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources with proper citations to Nye profiles.
  • Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies. See Biographies, Editing Tips and Sources for help in creating profiles.
  • Check for duplicates and request merges.
  • Contact Erin to request PPP status for those profiles that meet the criteria for project protection. This will protect them from an incorrect merge.
  • Add your DNA Tests below.
  • If you are a male with the Nye surname, please consider testing your yDNA so that we can all have a better understanding of your heritage and possibly make new discoveries.
  • Do you have a Nye profile you are especially proud of? Let Erin know and we will feature it on this page.

Descendants of Benjamin Nye

1.1 Benjamin Nye (1620-1714) and Katherine Tupper (1623-1676)

2.1 Mary Nye (abt. 1641-1706)
2.2 John Nye (1644-1722)
2.3 Ebenezer Nye (1646-1734)
2.4 Jonathan Nye (1649-1747)
2.5 Mercy Nye (1652-unknown)
2.6 Caleb Nye (1654-1704)
2.7 Nathan Nye (1657-1747)
2.8 Benjamin Nye (1658-1676)
2.9 Timothy Nye (1660-unknown)

DNA Tests

If this area fills up with multiple DNA test results, I will first put the information into a table for easier viewing and then transfer it to a separate Nye DNA Test page if need be.


A special Thank You to Alison Andrus for letting WikiTree Name Study project leaders use her Flaugher Name Study as example to create their own projects.

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