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Boone Society

Boone DNA Project

There are many different Boon, Boone, Bone, La Boon, Bohun, Bohon, Bown, etc., families in the United States dating back to at least the early 1600’s. They came here from England, Barbados, Sweden, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Holland, Canada, Nova Scotia and many other countries. They can now be found in most other parts of the world. Through the Boone DNA testing project, we’ve had inquiries from Boon/e’s (and variant spellings) from all around the world, and recently from Pakistan, Australia, Argentina, England and France.

Our goal is to build a database that will enable our families to determine which of the variant-spelled Boon/e lines are related and possibly determine the approximate time they began to branch away. Y-chromosome (male DNA) testing has recently come onto the genealogy scene. The Y-chromosome is passed from father to son only, from generation to generation, with little or no changes and can be used to prove or disprove lineage back to a Most Recent Common Ancestor, when compared to another “paper genealogy cousin”.

This project is open to all variant spellings of the Boon/e, Bohun, de Bohun, La Boon/e, Bown/e names and some results and more information can be viewed at: