Taylor Haplogroup J
This page is about the Y chromosome haplogroup J. Its purpose is to explain
the genealogical and anthropological meanings of the determination.
If you are coming to this page directly, you may want to read first
about haplogroups in general; you
will probably need
As of this writing, Taylor Family Genes has 14 members in this haplogroup,
about _% of the total membership.
- 4 (2 each in J1 & J2)) are matched (grouped) into two genetic Taylor families based on similarity of their haplotypes.
- 10 are presently ungrouped; they have no genealogically significant matches within the project.
Haplogroup J is believed to have originated 44 to 19 kya
in western Asia. Its defining SNP is P209.
- Its parent is IJ (SNP: L151).
- Its children are subclades J1 (SNP: M267) & J2 (SNP: M172) .
It is most frequent today on the Arabian Peninsula, with significant
presences near the Mediterranean coasts of Europe, North Africa and Asia
Members of this haplogroup may want to consider joining the DNA project for
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/y-dna_j/ or one of those listed at
"Haplogroup J is found in greatest concentration in Southwest Asia. Outside of this
region, haplogroup J has a moderate presence in Southern Europe (especially in central and southern
Italy, Malta, Greece, and Albania), Central Asia, and South Asia, particularly in the form of its
subclade J2 (J-M172). Haplogroup J is also found in North Africa and the Horn of Africa,
particularly in the form of its subclade J1 (J-M267). Subclades J2a and J2a1b1 are found mostly in
Greece, Anatolia, and southern Italy."
We do not publish individual members' Y-DNA results. They may be viewed on
the Family Tree DNA public site,
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