Jewish group of branches: R1b-Europe


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 are the groups that descended from the pastoralists that went to Europe near 5000 ybp, excluding the DF27-group, which was the main group in Iberia. Hardly no descendants of these groups migrated to the Middle East or Africa. It is most likely that the ancestor that changed to the Jewish religion lived in Western-Europe. In this group are hardly any Mizrahi Jews, as is expected. For several of these groups the origin is very-likely in Iberia, e.g. the L4-group, the U106-Ivanhoe and the L21-branches. It is interesting to see if this was before the arrival of the Moslem religion in Iberia, which strongly changed the position of the Jews in Iberia. The U106-Ivanhoe group is the only branch in the 20 largest Ashkenazi Branches. It is likely that smaller Ashkenazi groups are the result of "later" changes to the Jewish religion in the Ashkenazi countries, while several of the Sephardic branches are probably earlier changes to the Jewish religion in Iberia.

Branches in this group

Branch # Y-DNA SNP# of
CE of ancestormost likely
quality of
AB-074 R1b-U152-Z14521272-765below R1b-EuropeA
AB-075 R1b-U152-L4-a41074-1695below R1b-EuropeA
AB-076 R1b-U152-L4-b6958-1545below R1b-EuropeA
AB-078 R1b-L21-Z18106111043-1478below R1b-EuropeA
AB-079 R1b-U152-L408221286-1551below R1b-EuropeA
AB-081 R1b-U152-Z564371-1317-800-1200 R1b-EuropeA
AB-084 R1b-U106-Ivanhoe66415-70050-1000 R1b-EuropeASI
AB-102 R1b-U152-480631 R1b-EuropeA
AB-104 R1b-U106?-1347921 R1b-EuropeA
AB-106 R1b-L11?-2131281 R1b-EuropeA
AB-145 R1b-L11?-1923701 R1b-EuropeA
AB-152 R1b-P312-292951 R1b-EuropeR
AB-178 R1b-U152-A798221144-1853below R1b-EuropeA
AB-230 R1b-L11?-P1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-242 R1b-L21-Ki1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-261 R1b-R1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-262 R1b-Al1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-304 R1b-U152-CTS2781 R1b-EuropeS
AB-305 R1b-P312?-S1 R1b-EuropeA
AB-306 R1b-L21-Z169431 R1b-EuropeS
AB-311 R1b-P312?-M1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-312 R1b-DF27?-So1AB-176? R1b-EuropeS
AB-315 R1b-L21-Sa1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-332 R1b-P312?-BM1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-356 R1b-P312?-Al1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-381 R1b-P312?-R1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-393 R1b-P312?-M1 R1b-EuropeR
AB-415 R1b-P312?-M1 R1b-EuropeC
AB-425 R1b-P312?-G1 R1b-EuropeA
AB-473 R1b-P312?-DS1 R1b-Europe
AB-508 R1b-U152?-S1 R1b-Europe
AB-510 R1b-P312?-K1 R1b-EuropeA
AB-511 R1b-P312?-B1 R1b-Europe
AB-512 R1b-P312?-C1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-513 R1b-U152?-N1 R1b-EuropeS

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