Jewish group of branches: J2a


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.


The J2a lines are mostly long narrow lines. The two L70 are part of L25. These branches are present in the region from Saudi Arabia to North Middle East to the Mediterranean. The M92 have very low percentages in Arabian countries, but larger in the north of the Middle East. M319 is an old line in the Middle East.

The largest amount of information on J2 is found on J2-M172 Haplogroup Research.
A tree with time estimates is found on yfull.
The groups below are grouped in older branches (the indicated times are the best estimated branchsplits according to yfull):

Branches in this group

Branch # Y-DNA SNP# of
CE of ancestormost likely
quality of
GroupAS M
J2a-M92-L556 171ME - Med* A
J2a-M92-SK1344 5- AS
J2a-M92-2nd 2- A
J2a-M92-Z515 15Anatolia - Italy ?- A
J2a-L210-Y15222? 89Med** A
J2a-L70-PF5456 35Med- A
J2a-L70-P244.2 16Med* A
J2a-L25-FGC30510 13Greece ?- A
J2a-L25-L254 34- A
J2a-L25-L243 17ME- A
J2a-M410-Z6046 40Italy ?- AI
J2a-M319?-134183 6- ASI
J2a-L26-204156 1- A
J2a-L26-Y11860 4- A
J2a-M319-N87830 4- S
J2a-L25-FGC9961 1- S
J2a-M92-378134 1-
J2a-L70?-130001 1- A
J2a-L70-19275 1- A
J2a-M319?-160507 1-
J2a-L210?-84809 1* S
J2a-L210?-70513 1* S
J2a-L26-101347 1Ib* S
J2a-L26-176333 1Ib* S
J2a-410141 1* S
J2a-253497 1* S
J2a-M92-148594 3* S
J2a-Co 1- S
J2a-Le 1- S
J2a-Mez 1- S
J2a-L26?-M 1* S
J2a-L25?-A 1* S
J2a-dM 1* S
J2a-B 1* S
J2a-C 1* S
J2a-M 1* S
J2a-M92?-T 1* S
J2a-L26?-Ch 1* S
J2a-L210?-L? 1* A
J2a-L25?-K 1* S
J2a-M410?-Z 1* A
J2a-L26-PF5169 1* G
J2a-Ca 1* S
J2a-M 1* S
J2a-L26-Y11200 1ME* G
J2a-Sa 1ME* G
J2a-Su 1* S
J2a-M92?-S 1* S
J2a-M92?-Ka 1- S
J2a-L26?-J 1ME* S
J2a-Hu 1ME* S
J2b-L283?-Go 1ME* S
J2a-O 1- S

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