Reasons for the Project

The Holcombe DNA Project is intended to collect information that will assist participants in researching their Holcombe family histories. DNA information is a valuable supplement to information available through traditional sources.

The surname Holcombe appears in various places in England, most notably Devonshire, and also in neighboring Wales.

As the number of participants from various Holcombe families grows, it will be possible to determine which families are closely related. Sharing of information among the related families can provide a wealth of additional information on early family origins.