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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 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 

Comment by Theresa Ager on November 3, 2013 at 3:01pm

My husband did a 12-marker test at FTDNA His predicted haplogroup is J2_M172.

His paternal great-grandfather was born in Lithuania in 1846 and was living in Chicago before 1873. He was Ashkenazi.

Comment by Shelley Moore Hallman on March 18, 2013 at 4:08pm

My brother is J-172,  I am the person who is actively working the genealogy.

Last name is Moore. Farest back in this line is John Moore born 1796 in Pennsylvania possibly Chester County. married in Ohio in 1827 to Susan Lowery.  My brother tested 37 markers at FTDNA.  Got  a match for 12 markers with the name Bennett. We're still trying to link the 2.  We joined the Moore surname group and there's no match within that group.  All the Moores I am able to identify as being from the area are the R1s . And Irish .  We thought we were! We are in the mid 90 percentages for Great Britian meaning Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.  MY Mtdna at family finder lists me as HV and 96 percent Orcadian.  So if anyone knows of so Moores that are J2-M172 we would sure like to make contact.

A person on another site said he knows of Kirkpatricks who changed their name to Moore for political reasons  so I guess I'd like to connect to J2-172 Kirkpatricks as well.  (Talk about an identity crisis!)  


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