Jewish group of branches: Q


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.


These groups probably originate from the north of the Middle East. The ancestor of the L245 (or Y2220) groups lived before the start of Judaism (4500ybp according to yfull). The L245 group has mainly branches in the north of the Middle East. A few lines left this region, e.g. Hoff (Netherlands), Swiss and some Italian and Turkey.

Branches in this group

Branch # Y-DNA SNP# of
CE of ancestor
CE range
GroupAS M G I R C
AB-065 144741-91250-750 QA
AB-126 1 QR
AB-138 2821-1750 QS
AB-212 1below QS
AB-213 1 QS
AB-424 1 QS
AB-432 1 QS
AB-449 1 QS

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