Taylor Haplogroup G
This page is about the Y chromosome haplogroup G. 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
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As of this writing, Taylor Family Genes has 18 members in this haplogroup,
about 3% of the total membership.
- 11 are matched (grouped) into three (3) genetic Taylor families based on similarity of their haplotypes.
- 7 are presently ungrouped; they have no genealogically significant matches within the project.
About this Group
Haplogroup G is believed to have originated 14 to 30 kya
in the Middle East or South Asia. Its defining SNP is M201.
- Its parent is F (characterized by a long list of SNPs).
- Its children are subclades G1 (SNPs: M285, M342) & G2 (SNP: P287) .
Haplogroup G is believed to have been brought to Europe by Neolithic Age
farmers and herders as early as 9 kya. It is the haplogroup of Otzi the
Iceman, whose mummified body was found in an alpine glacier. Other ancient
European remains are also haplogroup G.
Members of this haplogroup may want to consider joining the DNA project for
"The haplogroup is the most frequent in the Caucasus (found at over 60% in ethnic
North Ossetian males and around 30% in Georgian males). The
Kabardinian and Balkarian peoples of the northwestern Caucasus are known to
be 29% G.
Armenians are known to have around 11% of their males in Hg G."
The article goes on to say that the haplogroup in found in frequencies of
about 5% to 10% in other parts of Europe, but lower in Britain & Norway. About
10% of Ashkenazi Jewish males are Hg G. In Southwest Asia, frequencies rise
to as much as 20%.
Some Taylor Family Genes members in haplogroup G have started a mini-project
at Ancestry.com to assist each other.
To visit their page, click here,
We do not publish individual members' Y-DNA results. They may be viewed on
the Family Tree DNA public site,
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