Jewish group of branches: E1b-V13


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.


It is not easy to specify where the V13 branches originate. They have no strong presence in a small area of the countries the Jews lived for a long period. The center area is in Greece and the Balkans, but they are also present in the other countries around the Mediterranean. A speculation might be that most of them became Jewish in the period that Jews and Christians were the new religions in the Roman Empire. It is unlikely that many branches originate in the Middle East, since hardly any E1b-V13 are found in Mesopotamia of Arabia.

One speculation could be that they descend from Philistines. It is thought that the language of the Philistines is the only non-semitic language in the period that they were present in the Levant. It could be that they came from the area of Greece, and brought V13 to this region.

Branches in this group

Branch # Y-DNA SNP# of
CE of ancestormost likely
quality of
AB-011 E1b-V13-L24171249-1684below E1b-V13A
AB-012 E1b-V13-L241-2nd5395-1254AB-011? E1b-V13A
AB-013 E1b-V13-3rd2644-1685 E1b-V13AS
AB-097 E1b-V13-7204531588-1885 E1b-V13A
AB-109 E1b-V13?-D1 E1b-V13S
AB-156 E1b-V13-529381 E1b-V13A
AB-157 E1b-V13-858301 E1b-V13A
AB-163 E1b-V13-1076331 E1b-V13S
AB-185 E1b-V13-4454671 E1b-V13A
AB-193 E1b-V13?-4536761 E1b-V13A
AB-194 E1b-V13?-4198271 E1b-V13S
AB-196 E1b-V13?-1927831 E1b-V13S
AB-237 E1b-V13-Mo1 E1b-V13S
AB-243 E1b-V13-16624931280-1830 E1b-V13S
AB-248 E1b-V13?-L1 E1b-V13S
AB-276 E1b-V13-K1 E1b-V13S
AB-281 E1b-V13?-P1 E1b-V13A
AB-286 E1b-V13?-G1 E1b-V13A
AB-343 E1b-V13?-L1 E1b-V13A
AB-378 E1b-V13-Z171071 E1b-V13A
AB-384 E1b-V13?-B1 E1b-V13S
AB-419 E1b-V13?-Ca1 E1b-V13S
AB-457 E1b-V13?-E1 E1b-V13S
AB-476 E1b-V13?-B1 E1b-V13

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