Latham (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 8, 2020:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Robert Latham descendants for NGS/WGS SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)
  • Y-DNA predicted to fall under R1a-M512.

Still to do as of October 8, 2020

  • NGS/WGS test multiple descendants of Robert Latham to firmly place family clade as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

Robert Latham was born, presumably in England, about 1623, and died at (East) Bridgewater sometime before 28 Feb 1688. He married before 1650[1] to Susanna Winslow. They had seven children; four daughters and three sons (James, Joseph and Chilton)

DNA results R1a-M512

Previous Y-DNA testing

The Latham surname DNA Project Subgrouping: "R-M198" has one individual, who states his Most Distant Known Paternal Ancestor (MDKPA) was Robert Latham of Bridgewater. He has not done any Y-SNP testing, but only a Y-37 STR test. FTDNA has predicted he falls under R-M512 and the Nevgen Haplogroup Prediction tool is only able to assign this individual to Haplogroup R1a.

Further needed testing

We need additional direct male-line descendants of Robert Latham to WGS/NGS test to both to refine the haplogroup further and delineate descendant clades.

References & External Links

  1. First child born Plymouth 2 Jun 1650