- Added a whole new look to the site.
Are you a Cundiff Researcher? This site now allows collaboration between Cundiff Researchers. You and several relatives can work on the same tree! Contact me about uploading your Cundiff tree. Keep your research in your own tree. Only those you authorize will be able to make changes.
This site is also holds the Cundiff DNA Surname Project.
It is believed the Cundiff Surname derives from an older line spelled many different ways. All have a root of Cun and a suffix of liff. Hence the variant spellings:
Condiff, Condive, Cuncliff, Cuncliffe, Cunclyfe, Cunclyffe, Cundall, Cundcliff, Cundcliffe, Cundclyffe, Cundiff, Cundlay, Cundley, Cundlif, Cundlife, Cundliff, Cundliffe, Cundlive, Cundluff, Cundlyffe, Cunlay, Cunlef, Cunlefe, Cunleff, Cunleffe, Cunley, Cunlief, Cunliefe, Cunlieff, Cunlif, Cunlife, Cunliff, Cunliffe, Cunlive, Cunlliffe, Cunlyfe, Cunlyff, Cunlyffe, Cunlyffs, Cunnclyffe, Cunniff, Cunyngh or anything similar.
DNA testing opens up the opportunity to tie all of the Cundiffs and matching variants together according to the project goals. It also will help participants with similar names find likely relatives.
This is a YDNA Project so if you are a male of one of the surnames listed above you may join this project. If you are female you will need to have male relative with the same surname provide the DNA to join.
It is also expected for project members to provide a basic male ancestry in GEDCOM format. This will help show the relationships between families. Contact the project me if you need assistance.
The objective of the Cundiff Surname Project is to shed light on three basic genealogy theories using Y DNA.
1. Identify that most of the male Cundiffs in America descend from Richard Cundiff, d. 1723 in Virginia.
2. Identify links to Cundiff ancestors in England and attempt to verify the belief that Richard Cundiff, d. 1723 in Virginia, was from Lancashire, England.
3. Prove that the Cundiffs are related to the Cunliffes of the various spellings as found in Lancashire, England.
4. Solve other Cundiff genealogy problems appropriate for the group.
Click here to visit the Cundiff DNA Surename Project site
Link to the old CundiffGenealogy.org site