I would like to invite you to join the Rapparlie DNA surname project. This project is to determine if the various families with similar or derivative spellings to the name of Rapparlie are indeed related, and if the various families in Germany are related to each other. There are two legends of family origin, one being that they were French Royalty, one says French Huguenots, one tells that they were from Spain and probably more unknown stories. We hope to shed light on these various stories and see if the families represented by these stories are related.
For those who don't know, the man passes his Y chromosome along with his surname to his male children, without any dna from the mother, allowing us to compare the dna of 2 men of a common surname today to see if they descend from a common ancestor.
Please visit the project and join at www.familytreedna.com/public/Rapparlie
If you have questions, please ask.