The D.N.A. Study.
The University of Leicester, Department of Genetics, carried out a study of the Jopling/Jobling (and variants) surname. You can visit their web site where the paper on the various surnames, including Jopling & variants, should appear shortly, as it was published recently.
I have started two DNA projects recently, one with FTDNA www.familytreedna.com/public/Jopling
TO JOIN the FTDNA Project,
click below, then SCROLL well down on the page which comes up:-
& one with Ancestry.com at
Please try to persuade at least ONE male from your branch to be tested. Eventually we shall be able to get much further back in time than we can at present, given that so many records are lost & the difficulty in distinguishing between one John Jopling & another in the records. The more Joplings we can link with DNA, the better able we shall be to take our particular branch back to the fifteenth century. It is particularly important in branches where the male Jopling/Jobling line is going to end.
Turi King's project has already shown that Joplings/Joblings do not have just one common ancestor. It has also shown that a Joplin, a Jobling & a Jopling can all be related, the spelling is not significant.
This is a copy of the email I received originally from Turi King about the project.
email Ruth@jopling.info © Ruth Jopling 2002
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