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 ancestor
CE range
GroupAS M G I R J B C
AB-074 R1b-U152-BY18760021272-765below R1b-EuropeA
AB-075 R1b-U152-L4-a41074-1695-200-1100 R1b-EuropeA
AB-078 R1b-L21-Z18106111043-1478850-1725 R1b-EuropeA
AB-079 R1b-U152-L408221286-1551below R1b-EuropeA
AB-081 R1b-U152-Y865214371-1317750-1650 R1b-EuropeAS
AB-084 R1b-U106-Ivanhoe66415-70050-1000 R1b-EuropeASI
AB-102 R1b-U152-480631review R1b-EuropeA
AB-106 R1b-L11?-2131281review R1b-EuropeA
AB-145 R1b-L11?-1923701review R1b-EuropeA
AB-152 R1b-P312-292952181-1480 R1b-EuropeR
AB-178 R1b-U152-A79821below R1b-EuropeA
AB-230 R1b-U152-P1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-260 R1b-P1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-261 R1b-R1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-262 R1b-U152-BY388271 R1b-EuropeS
AB-304 R1b-U152-CTS278-BY336461below R1b-EuropeS
AB-306 R1b-L21-Z169431below R1b-EuropeS
AB-311 R1b-P312?-M1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-315 R1b-L21-BY136931below R1b-EuropeS
AB-381 R1b-P312?-R1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-393 R1b-P312?-M1 R1b-EuropeR
AB-425 R1b-P312?-G21108-1926 R1b-EuropeA
AB-473 R1b-P312?-DS1 R1b-Europe
AB-508 R1b-U152?-S1 R1b-Europe
AB-510 R1b-P312?-K1AB-152? R1b-EuropeA
AB-512 R1b-P312?-C1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-513 R1b-U152?-N1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-534 R1b-P312?-A1 R1b-EuropeM
AB-557 R1b-L21?-D1 R1b-EuropeA
AB-558 R1b-U152-PF66521below R1b-EuropeR
AB-583 R1b-B1 R1b-EuropeR
AB-585 R1b-S1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-671 R1b-U152-BY32257-sub1below R1b-EuropeA
AB-706 R1b-P312?-S1 R1b-Europe
AB-737 R1b-U152-BY62355-sub1below R1b-EuropeA
AB-755 R1b-L21?-L1 R1b-EuropeS
AB-864 R1b-M1 R1b-EuropeS

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List of SNPs in yfull tree:Home - A0-T - A1 - A1b - BT - CT - CF - F - GHIJK - HIJK - IJK - K - K2 - K2b - P - V1651 - M1254 - P337 - P284 - P226 - R - Y482 - R1 - R1b - L754 - L389 - P297 - M269 - L23 - L51 - L52 - PF6538 - L151