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.

Branches in this group

Branch # Y-DNA SNP# of
CE of ancestor
CE range
GroupAS M G I R J B C
AB-070R1b-Z2103-FGC1459571172-1640500-1350 R1b-Z2103ASI
AB-072R1b-Z2103-Y1984715804-1252-300-900 R1b-Z2103AS
AB-073R1b-Z2103-L94413646-1163400-1500 R1b-Z2103AS
AB-080R1b-Z2103-Z21083767-1617150-1350 R1b-Z2103ASI
AB-139R1b-Z2103-FTA793542821-1750 R1b-Z2103M
AB-146R1b-Z2103-L1 R1b-Z2103S
AB-149R1b-Z2103-M121431below R1b-Z2103ASI
AB-236R1b-Z2103-Y845511below R1b-Z2103AS
AB-303R1b-Z2103-FT2098331below R1b-Z2103A
AB-363R1b-Z2103?-Ma1 R1b-Z2103C
AB-404R1b-Z2103-FT1837581 R1b-Z2103C
AB-415R1b-Z2103?-M1 R1b-Z2103C
AB-452R1b-Z2103?-Y1 R1b-Z2103C
AB-462R1b-Z2103-B71 R1b-Z2103S
AB-514R1b-Z2103-Y1682451400-1500 R1b-Z2103B
AB-515R1b-Z2103-FT2463411below R1b-Z2103B
AB-535R1b-Z2103?-P1 R1b-Z2103S
AB-599R1b-Z2103-M12149-B81 R1b-Z2103S
AB-611R1b-Z2103?-M1 R1b-Z2103S
AB-698R1b-Z2103?-B1 R1b-Z2103S
AB-713R1b-Z2103-PH49021below R1b-Z2103S
AB-720R1b-Z2103-FTA703561below R1b-Z2103S
AB-754R1b-Z2103?-P1 R1b-Z2103S
AB-772R1b-Z2103-Y217071below R1b-Z2103S
AB-779R1b-Z2103-L9441 R1b-Z2103
AB-828R1b-Z2103-FT209833?1below R1b-Z2103M
AB-833R1b-Z2103-FTA597771 R1b-Z2103M
AB-836R1b-Z2103-Y58371-N1 R1b-Z2103M
AB-838R1b-Z2103?-Y1 R1b-Z2103
AB-844R1b-Z2103?-A1 R1b-Z2103S
AB-856R1b-Z2103?-K1 R1b-Z2103K
AB-857R1b-Z2103?-K21 R1b-Z2103K
AB-875R1b-Z2103?-M1 R1b-Z2103B

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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 - Z2103