Jewish group of branches: J2b


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.


A nice analysis was written by Chris Rottensteiner on the diversity and subgroups of L283. He reports also two subgroups (Z8429) that might both descend from an ancester after the start of Judaism. One branch in Jewish India and one in the Ashkenazi countries.

The diagram that is shown suggests that the J2b-L283 origin is from a region similar as the E-V13 branches. The origin of these branches could have a shared history in Greece or Greek colonies. An alternative scenario, that is well discussed (e.g. discussion on, is that the origin is in the Levant, which would make the connection to fit these lines with the Jewish history easier.

Branches in this group

Branch # Y-DNA SNP# of
CE of ancestor
CE range
GroupAS M G I R J B C
AB-051 J2b-L283-Y3379516369-906-300-800 J2bA
AB-052 J2b-M102-Z4294213542-1085-100-800 J2bAS
AB-153 J2b-L283-Z396531350-1400 J2bASJ
AB-173 J2b-L283?-3745211AB-153? J2bS
AB-210 J2b-1834741 J2bM
AB-234 J2b-L283-Y220381below J2bS
AB-319 J2b-L283-Z5851700-1625 J2bSR
AB-355 J2b-L283?-Go1 J2bS
AB-411 J2b-S1 J2bB
AB-422 J2b-L283?-B1 J2bS
AB-553 J2b-L283-Z5971below J2bS
AB-651 J2b-M205-Y2634191below J2bJ
AB-738 J2b-L283?-R1 J2bR
AB-777 J2b-K1 J2b
AB-787 J2b-L283?-Q1 J2b
AB-799 J2b-F24352-M1below J2b
AB-831 J2b-L283?-T1 J2bS
AB-832 J2b-L283?-A1 J2b

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List of SNPs in yfull tree:Home - A0-T - A1 - A1b - BT - CT - CF - F - GHIJK - HIJK - IJK - IJ - J - J2 - M102