Jewish group of branches: E1b-V12


The Jewish branches can be grouped according to their Y-DNA characteristics. These characteristics are often related to a period between 10000ybp-4000ybp. Some branches had a founding father effect in that period outside the Middle East which gives information on the location of their ancestor at the time of the founding father. For other branches it is more likely that the ancestors were in the Middle East, where, in most cases, no founding father effect took place and population growth was continuous. An overview of the Jewish groups of branches is present.


V12 has two major subgroups: V32 in the south or Arabia and CTS693 in the area of Mesopotamia. All branches below are from the CTS693 area (Mesopotamia). It seems likely that this is the area they became Jewish.

Branches in this group

Branch # Y-DNA SNP# of
CE of ancestor
CE range
GroupAS M G I R C
AB-003 4683-1490250-1625 E1b-V12A
AB-004 10749-12941100-1550 E1b-V12A
AB-091 3443-1458below E1b-V12A
AB-140 3444-1458below E1b-V12S
AB-141 1 E1b-V12S
AB-190 1AB-003? E1b-V12S
AB-225 1 E1b-V12S
AB-249 1 E1b-V12S
AB-308 1 E1b-V12S
AB-339 1 E1b-V12S
AB-398 1 E1b-V12S
AB-456 1 E1b-V12A
AB-487 1 E1b-V12M
AB-488 1 E1b-V12M
AB-489 1 E1b-V12M
AB-516 1 E1b-V12S
AB-517 1 E1b-V12S

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