Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Prescoat, Prescod, Prescot, Preskitt
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/public/Prescott/
Guild hosted website:
Contact: Mr Gene Prescott
Combining YDNA and conventional genealogy
Gene Prescott, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scroll down to Data section for links
Revised June 4, 2016
Latest revisions are at: Latest Revisions Here
About the study:
The name Prescott has only recently been registered at Guild of One-Name Studies; however, the study of the name and the people who bore it has been a labor of love for the C. Eugene "Gene" Prescott family for over 40 years.
Adell T. Prescott has served as a volunteer historian for the Southern Branch of the Prescott Family in America and as Coordinator of English Research for "Prescotts Unlimited," a former genealogical quarterly edited and published by Doris Cline Ward. Adell has researched and privately published numerous books and manuscripts on various American Prescott lines, and her English research reports were featured regularly in the aforementioned "Prescotts Unlimited." Adell has many unpublished manuscripts and perhaps the largest private collection of American and English Prescott documents and information housed in one place in the world (Greenville, NC, USA). Ms. Ward's collection is quite extensive as well and is available at the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society Library in Asheville, NC, USA.
Gene began the Prescott YDNA Project in September of 2006 to augment Adell's traditional genealogical work.
Gene and Adell were both educated at East Carolina College (now East Carolina University). Gene is a retired Certified Public Accountant, and Adell continues to work in accounting and tax, specializing in Estates and Trusts.
C. Eugene (Gene) Prescott, CPA's practice specialized in technology, income tax, and small business management services. During his CPA career he served as chairman of the AICPA Tax Division's Task Force on Automation in the Tax Practice. He served many years as a member and chairman of the Tax Division's Tax Technology Committee. He has made multiple presentations on tax and technology at the AICPA, NCACPA, VaSCPA, and Coastal Plains Chapter of the NCACPA. He has been published in The Tax Adviser. He co-authored the AICPA's Guidelines to Assess Computerized General Ledger and Financial Reporting System and Assessing Computerized Time and Billing Systems for Use in CPA Firms. He is a graduate of East Carolina University with a BA degree in accounting.
Since September of 2006 he has been administrator of the Prescott YDNA Project at FTDNA. He is also administrator of the Prescott One-Name Study at the Guild of One-Name Studies and the Prescott YDNA Project on Facebook.
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Link to June 2014 article by Dr. John S Plant and Prof. Richard E Plant posted by them in August 2014 to support a synopsis article that appeared in Vol 11, Issue 12, October - December 2014 of the Journal of One-Name Studies:
A premise being that when current day name frequency is around 10k or more, there is likelihood of genetically different persons may have selected the same surname. Thus it is likely that genetically unrelated persons may have adopted Prescott as a surname.
Distribution and frequency of name by country as of 2014:
Prescott Surname Distribution as of 1881 Census: England and Wales:
Prescott Surname Distribution: 1881 Census: England and Wales
Links to Prescott YDNA Project data:
Index to documents includes a brief description of each link
Prescotts, et al, who are I1-M170 Haplotype
Prescotts who are R1b Haplotype (New England)
Prescotts who are R1b Haplotype and JohnVa
Prescott tests needed
Prescotts, et al, tests done and needed
Narrative for Prescott YDNA Project
Recently I encountered an observation that Brits had little incentive to YDNA test because the already knew where they “came from”. That may not be applicable in the case of the Prescott YDNA Project. That is because of the early (mid 1600s) US immigrants there are two distinct haplogroups. That, in turn, means that people adopting the Prescott name “came from” two different routes before arriving in the British Isles. Additionally, there is growing evidence that genetically related people adopted surnames other than Prescott. It will require Brit YDNA testing to sort this out.
The Prescott Memorial by William Prescott, MD, 1870
Books relative to Prescott authored or published by Adell Taylor Prescott will be listed here:
THE ANCESTORS AND KNOWN DESCENDANTS OF BENJAMIN PRESCOTT OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SUMTER DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA
: born ca.1752, died prior to 1830
THE FAMILY OF JOHN ALLEN AND CASSIE OREGON "AUG" (AMMONS) PRESCOTT
THE FAMILY OF JOSEPH LEE AND CIVILITY (ALDRIDGE) PRESCOTT
THE FAMILY OF THOMAS DITIMUS PRESCOTT AND WIVES DELORES (LOWTHER) PRESCOTT AND LULA MISSOURI (WAINWRIGHT) PRESCOTT
HENRY [PRESCOTT OF APPLING, PIERCE, AND CHARLTON COUNTIES GEORGIA Son of John Prescott of Appling County, Georgia
Link to Prescott books in Library of Congress: Prescott books in Library of Congress
Manuscripts by Adell T. Prescott will be listed here:
Louis B. Prescott, Son of Ephraim and Rebecca (Caine) Prescott
Francis Prescott, Revolutionary War Soldier From North Carolina (October 20, 1992)
Benjamin Prescott, Son of John Prescott of Beaufort and Pitt Counties, North Carolina (October 21, 1992)
Alvin Prescott of North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama (Revised November 8, 1995)
How Genetic YDNA Leap Frogs Traditional Genealogy
See Data section above relative to Prescott YDNA Project.
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