Mélançon / Melanson: New Y DNA results in the Acadian Amerindian Ancestry Project, and a match, add to a growing Y DNA signature for legacy Acadian surname Mélançon / Melanson.
Those who travel to the Melanson Settlement National Historic Site ("pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/ns/melanson/index") in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, will experience the family history of Charles Melanson and his wife, Marie Dugas, in Acadia. Research of Mélançon / Melanson history will show much debate about the possible origins of the surname progenitor, Pierre dit Laverdure Melancon, and his wife, Priscilla. A visitor to the "AcadiansWereHere.org" website may find the names of Mélançon / Melanson descendants who were exiled to Snow Hill and Annapolis, Maryland in 1755, recorded on the 1763 Acadian Census taken at these locations.
Mélançon / Melanson men who have Y DNA tests discover that throughout history, passed down from fathers to their sons, is a consistent set of markers, encoded in their Y DNA, that prevails among Mélançon / Melanson male descendants today. Y DNA tests reveal historic Acadian lineages among living male descendants. Find out how: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/acadian-amerindian/about/background