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Taylor Group R1b-22

This page is about the Taylor Y-DNA genetic family designated R1b-022, its members, Y-DNA and other information.

It now includes the former groups R1b-053 and R1b-054,


Taylor Group R1b-22 Members

Kit #
Name Most distant known ancestor Hap
Score **
_72734 Taylor ? R-Z2 77.5% 87.8%
_80930 Taylor George Taylor (1724 ?, VA - 1??? ?, ?) R-Z2   >80%
_89711 Taylor George W. Taylor  (x VA - x NC) R-M269   >80%
101915 Taylor   John Taylor (1627 ENG - 1702 VA) R-M269 87.9% 95.6%
267134 Taylor William Taylor (1840 ?, ENG - aft 1880 Marion, IA) R-L48   >80%
_B1011 Brant Merton E. Brant (1902, Cranston, RI - x x) R-P78 77.5% 95.6%
_B3543 Taylor John Taylor (dates? places?) R-Z343   >80%
270668 Taylor John Taylor (1485 ENG - 1550 ENG) R-M269   >80%
388251 Zahn Thomas Merveyn (? - 1503 ENG) R-M269 89% 98%


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About Group R1b-22

Group members may contribute information about their ancestral heritage.

The members of this line are in haplogroup R1b1a2, the most common in the Taylor surname project and indicating a probable origin in the British Isles.

Y-DNA Values

See http://www.familytreedna.com/public/taylorfamilygenes/default.aspx?section=yresults.

Genetic Network

With grateful thanks to Fluxus Engineering, we calculated the 37-marker genetic network diagram below.

Fluxus network diagram
Fluxus Network

Color codes:

This network diagram (cladogram) -- based on the current state of testing -- depicts inferred genetic relationships among the 15 members of the group.

The modal node is here an artificial construct; no members have this modal haplotype.

Haplogroup Notes

We did not initially detect inconsistencies in the various haplogroup assignments. All members who have tested DYS492 show values consistent with subclades of R-U106 (R1b1a2a1a1).

However, after six members did more precise ySNP testing, we found the six fell into four different haplogroups:

Short form Phylogenetic name TMRCA
R-Z8   R1b1a1a2a1a1c2b1b3b 2.8
 R-CTS10742 R1b1a1a2a1a1c2b2a1b1a1a2a 1.4
R-Z343 R1b1a1a2a1a1c2b2a1b1a4b1  2.7
R-FGC5254 R1b1a1a2a1a1c2b2a1b1a6 ?

Notice that the ySNP ages predate the universal surname era. We conclude, therefore, that this group represent at least four different and unrelated Taylor genetic families.

Haplotype Rarity

Based on the values of the individual markers, the members of this genetic family score, on average, in the Uncommon range. Their haplotypes are among the least common 25%.

Reading the Fluxus Network Diagram

The network diagram gives a pictorial representation of how members of this genetic family may be related. It depicts inferred genetic branches of the paternal lineage and may be helpful in documentary research.

  1. The inference criterion used to build the diagram is maximum parsimony or "Occam's Razor". This criteria (fewest possible assumptions) may not be the most appropriate in all instances.
  2. The diagram is not proof; it is one interpretation of available geneitc data. Alternative interpretations may be possible.
  3. ySTR data is "noisy"; it contains some unexplained variability. .
Notes on the diagram:

TiP Scores

TiP general

TiP Scores Explained

TiP (for "Time Predictor") is a utility provided by Family Tree DNA. It is accessible to all FTDNA customers with Y-DNA results who have matches listed within the FTDNA reporting windows. It is also available to project administrators for calculating the probabilities that any two project members share a direct paternal ancestor within up to 24 generations.

TiP is superior to most TMRCA calculators. Rather than assume an average mutation rate for all markers compared, TiP uses individual marker mutation frequencies. Because marker mutation rates vary significantly between markers, the TiP scores 

As we use it here, TiP is a truer and simpler measure of genetic distances between individuals than other metrics such as the number of markers in disagreement or a sum of the differences (sometimes called "genetic distance"). TiP boils the complexities down to one number.

The composite TiP score is an index of how closely a member matches the entire group. Generally, the member with the highest score is the central member.


Unless stated otherwise, TiP probabilities are from TiP version 1 (v1) in effect from August 1, 2012 to December 11, 2012. Another version was in effect from December 12, 2012 to January 17, 2013 and was replaced with version 3 (v3) on January 18, 2013. We are in the process of updating to v3. In the meantime, we've made some observations about how v1 and v3 compare:
Groups 22 w/.53 & 54 - 11/27/2012
> > > > > > > > > > >
TiP Scores: 37 markers, 24 generations
Number_101915__B1011__72734_199759_121604_N26172 __41173_172451
__B10110.9561 X0.77490.46620.50450.36880.73740.7374
_101915 X0.95610.87850.62590.92300.67720.94590.9459
__727340.87850.7749 X0.64210.80810.46350.76410.7641
From R1b-53
_1997590.92300.50450.8081 X0.98830.81770.42020.4202
_1216040.67720.36880.46350.9883 X0.66260.62180.6218
_N261720.94590.73740.76410.81770.6626 X0.47940.4794
From R1b-54 WAMH
__411730.94590.73740.76410.42020.62180.4794 X1.0000
_1724510.94590.73740.76410.42020.62180.47941.0000 X

Genetic distance from other groups

The most closely-related other groups in Taylor Family Genes are

It is the 20th most closely related to R1b-04 with a 16% chance of sharing a common paternal ancestor within 24 generations.

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Revised: 25 Jun 2015