Allied Families

The following allied families are in our direct Boettcher ancestry: Schramm, Allmer, Schorzmann (Schortzmann), Sperr, Laitenberger, Seuffer, Theurer, Schwenk, Ringle, Ade, Ebinger, Fandrich (Wandry), Hoffmann, Ehrmann, Strieb, Haug (Hauck), Schmidt, Knoertzer, Strueber, Boschitzky (Boschatzke), Boepple, Fritz, Mueller-Bader, Suess, Feuerbacher, Anhorn, Lutz, Schaupp, Frey, Graf, Benz, von Ohlhausen (von Olnhausen), Gruen, Mueller

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bettcher Surname Genealogical DNA Project

In our genealogical research through source records, we have hit some roadblocks in tracing our Bettcher family back into Germany.  To help faciliate our research, we created a DNA Project for the Bettcher Surname (and spelling variants) to see if we could identify additional relatives and clues. 

If you are interested in participating, please leave a comment with contact information and Andrew Barrett-Bettcher will reach out to you.

There were a number of Boettcher families in the areas our Michael Boettcher lived, so we have tried to reach out to any Boettcher or similar surnames that had settled in the Black Sea German Colonies (Bessarabia, Beresan, Odessa, etc.). 

Our research to date has include Y-DNA from Boettcher descendants of the following Black Sea villages:
  • Bessarabia:  Paris, Kulm
  • Beresan: Waterloo
We are particulary interested in any Boettcher descendants from the following Bessarabian villages:
  •  Leipzig, Tarutino, Arzis and Beresina. 

The following variant Bettcher surnames are of interest to our project:
  • Bettcher, Boettcher, Böttcher
  • Bettger, Boettger, Böttger
  • Bedger, Betker
  • Bettiger, Boettiger, Böttiger
  • Betticher,Boetticher, Bötticher
  • Bettinger, Boettinger, Böttinger
The project was started using the service DNA Heritge.  Here is the Boettcher Y-DNA Project webpage:

Family Tree DNA recently purchased DNA Heritage and will be moving our information to their database.  For more info on the move click here:

1 comment:

  1. Due to anti-German sentiment in the U.S. during WWI our family changed the spelling of out last name from Boettcher to Betcher.