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Welcome to the Barnett

 Y-Chromosome DNA Project



    My name is Mic Barnette and I am the Adminstrator of the Barnett Family Surname DNA Project. This website has the exciting task of tracing our Barnett families genetically. If you have suggestions for this website, please send them to me. My e-mail is . I would like to hear about them.    I would also like to have links to as many websites concerning Barnetts as possible. If you own or know of a website concerning Barnetts let me know I would like to link to it.

    This project is a scientific study using DNA, specifically the Y-Chromosomes of males, from families with the surname Barnett. The project encompasses any surname now or previously spelled Barnet/Barnett/Barnette including any derivitive thereof.

    When I was a child my grandfather told me if we spelled our name Barnet we were Jewish; If we spelled our name Barnett we were English or Irish;  and if we spelled our name Barnette we were French.

    During the 1920s my grandfather and some, but, not all his of brothers added the final "e" in our name. They did so at a time in history when it was popular to be or have things that were French. So, under my Grandfather's logic he was born English/Irish and I was born French!

    It is known people from other countries have come to the United States and for whatever reason have changed the spelling of their name to Barnet/Barnett/Barnett. Some of the countries and possible foreign origins of Barnetts are  England (Barnes, Bernard, Barnard), Germany (Barnhard/Bernhardt, Barndt), France (Barnard/Bernard), Italy (Bernardi), Jews from Poland and Russia (Berjinski and other spellings) Spain and Hispanic countries (Bernardo). I am sure there are many others.

    IN FACT, aside from those whose not too recent ancestry was in the British Isles, we, also, have a number of participants in our group whose ancestors originated in Eastern and Western Europe. We have a couple enclaves of participants related to one another, however, we have more Barnetts unrelated to one another than related. This can be visualized in the charts found on the Genetic Distance pages.




    Following are links specific to:

    Objectives of the Barnett Surname DNA Project

    This page describes the what and why-fors of this website

    Join The Barnett Surname DNA Project

    This link takes you to the order page of Family Tree DNA where you can place an order for the test kit

    Earliest Proven Ancestors & Lineages of Participants:

    This is one of the most important pages within the website. View this page to see the ancestral families and lineage of each participant. An email link to the contact person for that participant is appGenetic Distance 12 Markersended to each lineage.

    DYS Marker Results and Analysis

    This page has the genetic markers and genetic distances between those test participants in the Barnett Surname DNA Project.

    Genetic Distance

    The easiest way to discover how related one participant is to another is by viewing the following Genetic Distance Charts. These charts show the genetic distance, or,  relatedness between each participant, for each marker category in which the participant has participated. Those test categories are the 12 marker, the 25 marker, 37 marker and 67 marker tests.

    Genetic Distance 12 Markers

    Genetic Distance 25 Markers

    Genetic Distance 37 Markers

    Genetic Distance 67 Markers

    Place Names Associated with Participants

    This page lists the places where a participant's ancestors (each generation from the earliest known ancestor down to the participant) lived. Check this page to see if your ancestors lived in any of the same places as the participant's ancestors.

    Surnames Associated with Participants

    This page lists the surnames of ancestral spouses and the spouses of an ancestor's children in each generation from the earliest known ancestor down to the participant. Check this page to see if the surnames in your family match any in the families of our participants.

    Links to Genealogical and Historical Information Regarding Barnetts

     DNA Basics and Specifics

    Learn more about DNA and find links to other DNA sites.


    While women do not inherit their father's Y-Chromosome they do inherit and pass on to their sons and daughters their mother's Mita-chondria. Daughters pass it along  to their offspring but sons do not. With this in mind both males and females may participate in the Mita-Chondrial testing.

    By clicking on the link below one may see the results of those in our Project who are participating in the Mita-Chondrial DNA testing. Anyone wishing to contact any of those participants, please contact and I will contact the person and have them contact you.