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Project DNA Results

Since the inception of "The Stockton DNA Surname Project" in early 2003 we have been successful in scientifically verifying the following.......

Although no written or documented evidence has been found proving a connection between the Robert Stockton of Pennsylvania and the Davis Stockton of Virginia families, it has long been suspected by many researchers that a relationship existed. We now know, and have scientifically verified through DNA testing, that a relationship does exist between these two family lines and they share an earlier common male ancestor. Robert and Davis were possibly brothers, at the least cousins. Now researchers can take up the task of how they were related and who that common ancestor may have been.

Richard "The Emigrant" Stockton (1628 - 1707) of the New Jersey Stockton Family line has a much researched family with a rich history, but little is known about his life or family in England, who were his parents?, possible siblings? etc. Some Stockton researchers have entertained the idea that the Richard Stockton of New Jersey and the Robert Stockton of PA lines were related, we now know, from DNA testing, that the Richard Stockton of New Jersey family line is a separate and distinct family with no matches to the Robert and Davis Stockton family lines.

These were major findings for Stockton researchers and historians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockton DNA results are defined by three major haplotypes, G, I and RIb:

 

G Haplotype - attributed to Richard Stockton of New Jersey descendents. We have found very close matches with Stockton cousins living in Cheshire England. This confirms documentary eveidence that Richard "the emigrant" was originaly born near Malpas, Cheshire, England.

I Haplotype - attributed to Davis Stockton of Virginia and Robert Stockton of Pennsylvannia descendents.These two lines have been confirmed as related through DNA test results.To this date we have been unable to find a link with the UK or Ireland.

RIB Haplotype - attributed to several US and UK Stocktons but not related to either Davis Robert or Richard Stockton

Other Haplotypes - These are test results of Stockton surname donors which do not fall into the above groups.

To view Stockton DNA Results for these haplotypes please click on the appropriate button.