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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 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

Clara

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!)  

Comment by Jim Cooke on March 18, 2013 at 7:59am

I descend from an L70+ J2-er, Robert Smith. He was born about 1725, & died in Cumberland, VA in 1776. He first emerged there in 1763 when he purchased 400 acres from James Allen. We SUSPECT that he was involved in the Weald, iron-working area south of London; hence the name 'Smith". However, no proof as-yet. But, we have a distant match to a Garnett who was not only involved in that industry, those Garnetts also settled in VA (Essex, VA) and migrated to the same Cumberland VA area.

Comment by James Bianco on January 29, 2013 at 2:35pm

My paternal Great-Grandfather Hamdollah Zanjani Ghochani was born in Turkmenistan or Persian/Azeri ancestry. We have many unique SNP's from Our Walk Through the Y and Geno 2 tests. Our Haplo is J2a4h2a according to Family Tree DNA. and Geno 2 calls us J-L397 (a branch of J-L70) I have done the 111 marker and deep clade tests with FTDNA with zero matches closer than 12 differences. I can't wait for a day where I may find a closer match and more clarity as to where my ancestors came from in recent history (500 years or so)

Comment by Paul Holman on April 19, 2012 at 8:25am

I've just had the 23andme test results, and found my paternal haplogroup is J2.

An interesting result, given my families appear to have exclusively lived in Suffolk and Norfolk (UK) for as far back as I can trace.    (J2 seems to be rare amongst native brits).

That said, the Suffolk family (Shimmen-Burch) were in a coastal port (Woodbridge), and there was a story of a Turkish connection.,,,

- Paul

Comment by Shanen Givone on June 26, 2011 at 7:06pm
We're doing the Cummins DNA. My eldest male Cummins is J2. His markers are 12,23,14,10,13,17,11,15,11,13,11,29,14,9,9,11,11,24,15,22,30,13,13,16,16,10,10,  19,22,15,15,16,15,35,35,11,9.   He had the 37 marker test. My Great Aunt Ruby, who's 90, had the mtDNA, and was an "H". Our family names include Sears, Spencer, Stoner, Murray, Murphy, Mackey, Barnes. Some are from Canada Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio... ending up in Missouri,mostly... I'd love to fill in some family mysteries, like who William Cummins b. ca 1820+-...who his father was? Who were the parents of Clarissa Harlow Murphy? Any clues would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! Shanen
Comment by Martha J. (Schliesser) Hicks on May 1, 2011 at 3:46pm
Coincidentally, I am in mtDNA haplogroup I (like Bonnie), and just learned that my father is in Y-DNA haplogroup J2.  (His earliest known direct paternal ancestor emigrated from Austria to Wuerttemberg [now Germany], in 1650.) I look forward to learning more about J2 and the various subclades.
Comment by Betty Armstrong on April 3, 2011 at 2:49pm
Carolyn, that is my thoughts exactly.  Very good chance they were friends and/or neighbors.  I will certainly keep an eye on the name, as I continue my research.
 

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