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Luttrell DNA

American "Luttrell" matches American "Littrells" on 34 of 34 or 32 of 33 DNA markers.
Research indicates their common ancestors to be
 Michael Luttrell, d. 1778 VA or Richard Luttrell, d. 1766 VA*  
A Louisiana "Luttrell" matches an Illinois "Luttrell" on 42 of 43 markers.  

*(Note:  This result in no way suggests all Luttrell/Littrells have such connections. 
 In fact, they don't!  But, finding dis-similarities is also productive
 in the understanding of "our" family tree)

Early DNA testing (10 years ago or so) show some American Luttrells/Littrells
to be totally different haplogroups (i.e. - not blood relatives) 
from some Irish, Australian and American Luttrells.  
When more people take DNA tests for genealogy there will be more definite results
and knowledge about our family tree.

There was a Luttrell DNA Project at, but, in 2011, DNA Heritage was acquired by FamilyTreeDNA.  They have not published the Luttrell results they acquired.  

I have access to some records which were previously published by the Luttrell DNA Project on (no longer online).  I do not publish them for privacy (legality) reasons.  However, I do use them for a general reference regarding DNA results published on this website, such as the "Luttrell/Littrell" info above.

Considering a DNA test for genealogy?
Provides multiple levels of Y-DNA tests
"With the world's largest Y-DNA database, our advanced male-specific Y-DNA tests can be used to trace your direct and distant paternal lineage."
Begin with a Y-37 marker test or select the Y-111 marker test for more detailed results
"The FTDNA Y-chromosome test is one of the best DNA kits for discovering information only a genealogist can provide."
AncestryDNA is an autosomal DNA test, which is by far the most common test in the industry. Your autosomal chromosomes are the 22 of your 23 chromosomal pairs that are numbered by size and are shared with relatives on both sides of your parents’ family.
Genetic genealogists say autosomal chromosomes are only accurate for relatives within seven generations or roughly 210 years from your birth.
Doesn’t provide motherline or fatherline
Doesn’t provide historical migration patterns

The following website provides good information on DNA testing -
It also provides in-depth information on the DNA of some Luttrells of Irish descent.

Autosomal DNA testing: An autosomal test can be administered to both men and women, and traces lineage back through both the maternal and paternal bloodlines. 

Y-DNA: The Y-DNA test can only be administered to men, and traces DNA back through the patrilineal ancestry (basically from father to grandfather to great grandfather). 
More common for deep genealogy results.

mtDNA: The mtDNA is matrilineal and lets you trace your ancestry back through your mother, grandmother and great grandmother.