Jewish group of branches: R2a


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 R2a haplogroups have only small percentages of ancestors outside the Middle East. It is probably that out of the reported branches here we have a branch AB-083 that is far from the other R2a Jewish branches. It is likely that the AB-085 descends from a middle eastern branch that has descending branches AB-085, AB-214, AB-215, AB-216 and AB-265. It is also likely that the person reported on Yfull as YF04576 from Kuwait descends from the shared ancestor. At the moment the STR and public SNP information is insufficient to determine whether and when the ancestor changed relation. It is also not clear yet whether it was a change from the Jewish religion to the Islam religion or the other way around.

Branches in this group

Branch # Y-DNA SNP# of
CE of ancestormost likely
quality of
AB-083 R2a-M12431376-1859below R2aA
AB-085 R2a-F1092-FGC13211211213-15021150-1850 R2aA
AB-214 R2a--F1092?-K1AB-085? R2aA
AB-215 R2a--F1092?-FGC132191see AB-085 R2aSM
AB-216 R2a--F1092-N1AB-085? R2aS
AB-265 R2a-F1092-M1AB-085? R2aM
AB-275 R2a-M124-B1 R2aS
AB-500 R2a-K1 R2aM

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