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Y-DNA Haplogroup J2

For all who are members of, or interested in Y-DNA haplogroup J2, made up of paternal-line descendants who share the M172 mutation. J2 is commonly found among peoples of the Mediterranean and northern Middle East. Major branches are J2a and J2b.

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Comment by George Al-Nemnon on April 29, 2015 at 3:32pm
Lebanese, Mount-Lebanon, Geno 2.0 ydna: J-Z447; after transferring to FTDNA: J-CTS2152. Z447 and CTS2152 are equivalent SNPs of J-L210; all three SNPs and others are on my branch, I mean the same line. CTS2152 and Z447 are derived; L210 is ancestral. FTDNA kit: N136769. Which populations do you think my paternal line mostly resembles? According to Geno 2.0, I cluster, from the closest to the furthest, with: J-L210, J-Z467, J-M67, J-L26, J-M260, J-PF5116, J-PF7394.
Comment by Michael D. Scupien on March 31, 2015 at 11:15pm

Hi!  Family name is Skupien from Odrowaz in southern Poland (Podhale or Galacia area).  Grandmother Karoline Tomasik came from Sadkowa, Jaslo.

Was recently tested and found my most probable DNA is J-M172.  My grandfather Andrzej came to US in 1897 to Buffalo NY.  My father and two siblings were also born there. Moved to Chicago and ended up in Wisconsin.  Family ended up with 9 siblings.  My father Michael A. (Scupien) moved to Oregon, where I am living now.  I do not have any information about Andrzej; if he had brothers or sisters, or the names of his father and mother.  Any information will be appreciated.  - Thanks!

Comment by Sylvia Johnson on February 9, 2015 at 5:13pm

Just joined the group and my story has just gone out (found my brother is J-M172)  but I want to comment on the names Moore and Miller.  In the four months I have been on FTDNA the three most common names that I am matching as shown across the top of the page are: 1. Johnson  2.Smith 3. Miller. Miller has recently changed to Moore.  Neither Miller or Moore are common names in my family trees. I checked the profiles of the men and none had J haplogroup but thought it was interesting if a coincidence.

Comment by Evelyn Margarita Hutto on June 11, 2014 at 1:09pm

This was my first post. I am reposting in case there is someone who recognizes the name.  Comment by Evelyn Margarita Hutto on July 29, 2009 at 9:41am

I had the Y-DNA 67 done for my father-in-law and he is a J2, M 172. His name is Clifton Elonzo Hutto, Jr. from Guyton, Georgia and raised in Savannah. His Hutto family come from the area of Orangeburg, South Carolina. The first ancestor in the US was Issac Hutto who was of German ancestry but no one can trace his ancestry.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Evelyn
Comment by Ray Conn on June 11, 2014 at 12:56am

My y-dna numbers are 13 23 16 11 15-17 11 15 13 12 11, 28,14,9-9,12,10,27,15,20,32,13-15-16-18,10,11,19-1917,14,17,15,34-37,12,10.

37 markers from ftdna and no matches. Nothing on Ancestry. 

Comment by Ray Conn on June 11, 2014 at 12:47am

This is a tough old game. Autosomal dna with ancestry thousands of low hits. Family Finder 350 hits 2-4th cousin best. Y-dna no hits J-M172.  Mtdna 21 hits, dont recognise anyone. Any ideas. Looked at Conn surname group and none are J-M172.  Always had a doubt about it. I am from Scotland. Names on my mothers side are Park, Scott, Muir, Sampson, Mitchell, Hamilton, Begg.

Comment by Lisa Pyle Lockett on June 10, 2014 at 10:19pm

I had my uncle and great uncle tested and both came back with J-M172. The surname is REDING. I can only get back as far as my great, great, grandfather, John REDING, born 1832 in Hesse Darmstadt. His parents names are unknown. I had them tested through FTDNA and have uploaded my uncles info onto GEDMatch and so far the only match that I can confirm is a known cousin. Has anyone else with M172 also put their info on GEDMatch?

Comment by Matthew Miller on May 7, 2014 at 8:56am

Clara Joyce Schaeffer Miller,

I am also a member of the J2 Haplogroup, specifically J-M172 and also am tracking the Miller surname. What specific area of Germany have you found this Miller? Obviously a long shot in finding a match but I have no idea where else I can start at this point.

Comment by Clara Joyce Schaeffer Miller on March 30, 2014 at 11:37am

Hi, we just had our DNA done thru 23andme.

My Husbands Paternal Line is J2 -- Haplogroup J2 -- Subgroup J

His father line is Miller - Muller - Muller from Wurtenburg,Germany ,Prussia and Saxhony Germany

Thank You


Comment by Shanen Givone on November 4, 2013 at 12:03pm

Shelley Moore Hallman, My family came from Pennsylvania and then Ohio, as well. On FTDNA our Cummins J2 Ydna came back to Montgomery's. No CUMMINS. I wondered if you matched Montgomery's too? Or, if we'd match Bennett? I'll join the Bennett ydna group. Maybe you'll compare against the Montgomery? Thanks... Shanen 


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