Eaton (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

As of September 18, 2016:

  • Results for Eaton Y Elite kit JZ7P3 have been returned and are being analyzed


Paper trail[1][2]

Francis Eaton, son of John Eaton and Dorothy Smith, was baptized September 11, 1596, in Bristol, England. Francis had at least two brothers (Samuel and Welthian) but they died in childhood. Francis Eaton had two known sons:

  • Samuel Eaton (b. circa 1620), son of first wife, Sarah
  • Benjamin Eaton (b. 1628), son of third wife, Christian (or Christiana) Penn

Francis, his son Samuel, and his first wife, Sarah, were aboard the 1620 voyage of the Mayflower to Plymouth. Both of Francis' sons have surviving direct paternal line descendants.

Previous Y-DNA testing

Previous Y-STR testing through the Eaton DNA Project (administered by the Eaton Families Association) has identified a Y-STR haplotype for the Mayflower Eaton lineage, which likely belongs to the R1b-M269 Y-DNA haplogroup,[3] which is quite common in Western Europe. Testing involved descendants of both of Francis Eaton's known sons, Samuel and Benjamin. Y-STR results (specifically DYS390=23) provide some indication that the Eaton lineage belongs more specifically to the U106 subgroup of R1b-M269. Forthcoming Y Elite test results will be able to test this and identify a more precise haplogroup classification for the Eaton lineage.


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Summary of findings

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External links


  1. Wikipedia entry for Francis Eaton
  2. Francis Eaton entry on Caleb Johnson's
  3. (Lineage V)