Jewish group of branches: R1b-Z2103


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 Z2103 is a large haplogroup that originated about 6000 ybp in the North of the Middle East. See e.g. page on Eupedia It is no surprise that many Jewish branches originated in this area.

Most of the branches have a shared ancestor before the start of Judaism. In this group are both Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Mizrahi branches.

A view on the present old branches of R1b-M269 (outside the European branches) can be seen on NGS results of Atanas Kumbarov's Website. On his site you can see the Z2103 branches (Jewish and non-Jewish).

Branches in this group

Branch # Y-DNA SNP# of
CE of ancestormost likely
quality of
AB-070 R1b-Z2103-FGC14600 7ME - Ib- R1b-Z2103AI
AB-072 R1b-Z2103-Y19847 15ME- R1b-Z2103A
AB-073 R1b-Z2103-L944 13Ib- R1b-Z2103AS
AB-080 R1b-Z2103-Z2108 3Ib- R1b-Z2103ASI
AB-139 R1b-Z2103?-181079 1- R1b-Z2103M
AB-146 R1b-Z2103-L 1ME- R1b-Z2103S
AB-149 R1b-Z2103-M12135 1- R1b-Z2103ASI
AB-175 R1b-Z2103-181204 1* R1b-Z2103A
AB-236 R1b-Z2103?-285114 1- R1b-Z2103S
AB-260 R1b-P 1* R1b-Z2103S
AB-303 R1b-Z2103?-N 1* R1b-Z2103A
AB-363 R1b-Z2103?-Ma 1* R1b-Z2103C
AB-404 R1b-Z2103?-D 1- R1b-Z2103C

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