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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”.

“We’ve received some very interesting results,” says Dell Boone Ariola, who co-chairs the Boone DNA project with Rochelle Cochran. It is far easier to ‘disprove’ from which ancestral line you descend if your Y-DNA doesn’t match to a line you believed was yours. Then, you can start researching in another direction – or the test may confirm you are researching in the right direction.

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:

If anyone would like more information or have questions answered, please contact Dell Boone Ariola at 936-537-8232 or

If anyone would like to donate to the Boone DNA project please click the button below: