Davis Family Genealogy

As of August 2018, we appear to be making new strides in understanding our Davis ancestry. Stephen Davis has many strong y-DNA matches with surname Davis, four of who have traced their ancestry back to William Davis, born in Charles County MD in 1658. Stephen and his close Davis cousins have AncestryDNA matches to known descendants of William Davis. We hope to determine how Stephen's line connects to William in the near future.

One of the fascinating findings from our Davis y-DNA tests is that we're all members of y-Haplogroup R1a. About 75% of known Davis-surname people who've taken a y-DNA test are in Haplogroup R1b; less than 2% are in R1a. While 2% of a large number is still a large number, it appears that our family is not related to most people named Davis in the past 28,000 or so years (on the Davis paternal line).

Davis Guide

As of August 2018, our Davis family information is growing rapidly. Here's a guide to the website's Davis content:

I welcome corrections and contributions from other Davis descendants. Email information, documents or photos to .

Stephen Davis Ancestry Tree - and DNA Tests

Ancestry subscribers can browse Stephen's complete family tree at Stephen Davis on Ancestry. His tree should be used as a guide to further research, as it is a work in progress.

Stephen's autosomal DNA test was taken at AncestryDNA; he's listed as S.D. - Kevin Ireland. His results have been ported to GEDmatch as kit #A978516, and to FTDNA.

Stephen's Y-111 and Big Y-500 DNA test results are posted on FTDNA as kit# B194503. He's a member of the "Davis" and the "R1a" projects at FTDNA.

Other Davis Resources

Every Davus who has taken a Y-DNA test should join the following two projects at FTDNA:

Are we related?

Here are the GEDmatch Kit #s for my father and mother:

GI: A909282
CL: A216073

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