Tryon Surname Y-DNA Project
Here we'll provide an overview of the state of Tryon DNA research and link to the main resources. We'll also be happy to offer guidance in getting your Tryon DNA tests linked to wikitree.
All people inherit two chromosomes that determine their sex; one from their mother and one from their father. Only men inherit their father’s Y chromosome and therefore it follows the same path of inheritance as their direct paternal line. Y-DNA testing uses STR markers which are places where your genetic code has a variable number of repeated parts which change very slowly from one generation to the next. By testing multiple markers we get a distinctive pattern of results which form a signature for a paternal lineage.
The Tryon Surname Y-DNA Project was hosted on WorldFamilies.net. The pedigrees and Y-37 test results from all known Tryons who have had the test done were available to view there. All results so far indicate that we in America are all descended from William Tryon of Wethersfield or a near ancestor. We also have one Tryon in England, descended from the Bulwick Tryons, indicating we share no male ancestors with that family for at least the last 25 generations, or about 750 years. Similarly, we have one descendant of the Alsatian Treon/Tryon family, with no male ancestors in common with the American or English Tryons for at least the last 25 generations. We encourage all males with the surname Tryon to take this test and join the project. The more people who we have results for, the more useful it will be to resolve uncertainties in the pedigrees of the Tryons. The project has already helped one member push back their record past a former "wall". Please contact Mike Tryon for more information.
Note: The project still exists but privacy laws have made it more difficult to share the data. All the data still exists and is accessible through Family Tree DNA, but not in an open and easily accessible way. Again, contact Mike Tryon if you are interested in more information.
This pdf image shows the results of the project through Mar 2023.
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