As I have said in the website introduction, the main reasons I have included the variants Tear, Teare & Teer in my one-name study, is because these are the names some of the Leicestershire Teear’s were recorded as in Birth, Marriage and Death registrations, so they are not transcriptions errors, just mis-recorded on occasion.
I soon discovered that in both Leicestershire and the surrounding counties of Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire & Bedfordshire there were many of occurrences of the names Tear, Teare & Teer, are these related to the Leicestershire Teear lines? in comparison the Teear name is the least common, not only in Leicestershire, but globally.
As I have pretty much covered off these Teear family members, I don’t really need to do much Dna testing on these to find if they have a link, but to possibly link them with the other variant names, this could be a valuable tool. This is why I have started the Teear ONS Dna project using Family Tree Dna.
Highlight the link below and right click, to go to the Teear ONS Dna Project.
UPDATE: The Project’s Dna study, now has 6 members, moving very slowly, but I hoping a up coming campaign to inform study contacts and members of our FaceBook group, will generate some more participants. I’m still hoping to get some Teear Dna tests done this year, but in the meantime, I continue to learn more about Dna Testing and how it can help with a ONS.