Jewish group of branches


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.

Relation to historic information

The different Jewish haplogroups have different origins. Some lived in the region of the land of Israel at the start of Judaism. Others changed later to the Jewish religion in the Middle East, and others in Iberia, the Mediterranean or Western or Eastern Europe. The list below does not have evidence for the individual branches; the distribution gives a pattern that seems to match with the historic knowledge of the Jewish Diaspora.

The groups

Well possible to orinate in the Levant

Likely to originate in the Middle East These groups could partly originate in the Middle East, but the numbers suggest a contribution from the northern part of the Middle East (Greece, Anatolia, Caucasus). Likely became Jewish in Iberia and Maghreb Likely became Jewish in Europe (excl. Mediterranean)

See also

The present collection of branches is available.