Haplogroups

WHAT ARE HAPLOGROUPS?

A haplogroup is a genetic population sharing a common ancestor either on their direct patrilineal or direct matrilineal tree. People who share human ancestry on a much larger scale than those found in a modern genealogical timeframe on your family tree.

For the purposes of the Guthrie DNA Surname Project, we are going to focus on Y-DNA Haplogroups found on those direct patrilineal trees.

In order to belong to the same modern Guthrie family, you would also have to come from the same ancient human stock. A look at Haplogroup results can tell you how your ancestors might have lived thousands of years ago.

Over time genetic differences have divided the basic Haplogroups as the human population migrated and settled into different regions of the world. Although you might not share a modern genealogical relationship with other Guthries, you might share the same ancient ancestry.

Reviewing the Y-DNA Results Chart, you’ll see Red and Green letters and numbers in the Haplogroup column. The red color represents the predicted haplogroup based on the findings in the Y-DNA test. The green color marks those kits that have had additional testing done to refine their Haplogroup details. These detailed results should apply to all members of the group.

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 1A: R-M269 / R-Y62042

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 1B: R-M269

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2A: R-M269 / R-L21 / R-Z30233 / RBY57462

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2B: R-M269

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2C: I-M253

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2D: R-M269 / RY89340

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2E: R-M269

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2F: R-M269

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 2G: G-M201

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 3A: R-M269 / R-BY12113

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 3B: R-M269

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 4A: I-M253

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 4B: R-M269

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 5: R-M269

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 6: R-M198 / R-M512 / R-YP371

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 7: R-M198 / R-M512

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 8A: R-M269

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 8B: R-M269

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 9: R-M269

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 10: I-M253

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 11: R-M269 / R-A10673

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 12: I-P37

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 13: I-M223

GUTHRIE FAMILY GROUP 14: R-M269


HAPLOGROUP G-M201
The project participant matching this group is a genetic mismatch to GFG2A.

G-M201 is theorized to have originated in the Near East or Southern Asia likely in the area that is now northern India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. The haplogroup spread with the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution, perhaps with the appearance of the early horse nomads of the Eurasian steppe. In the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the Baltic countries it is uncommon; Britain and Norway for example at 1-2%.” {Familypedia}

HAPLOGROUP R-M198 / R-M512

R-M198 and R-M512 and about 40 others are associated with the same haplogroup, originally called R1a1a. While they are all equivalent, they may also represent variants found in the Y-DNA that suggest more distant common ancestry. This group was originally found in a large region of Eurasia, extending from Scandinavia and Central Europe to southern Siberia and South Asia. {Source}

Additional SNP testing is recommended for Guthrie men participating in YDNA testing for GFG6 in order to determine which branches are more closely related.

HAPLOGROUP R-M269

This is the most frequently occurring Y-chromosome haplogroup in Western Europe. R-M269 is also known by the old nomenclature as R1b1a2. Additional SNP testing or higher quality Y-DNA testing reveals descendant branches of this ancient human family tree. {ISOGG}

No clear consensus has been achieved as to whether R-M269 arose within Europe or Western Asia. Its frequency is about 92% in Wales, 82% in Ireland, 70% in Scotland, 45% in Eastern England. {Source}

HAPLOGROUP I-M223

Haplogroup I is the oldest major haplogroup in Europe having arrived from the Middle East to Europe about 35,000 years ago. This group is also known as I2.

HAPLOGROUP I-M253

Also known as I1 this haplogroup reaches peak frequencies in Sweden and western Finland. A 2015 study estimated its origin between 3,400 and 5,700 years ago being dispersed from the area that is now Denmark. {Source}

HAPLOGROUP I-P37

I-P37 is the largest branch of I2 and the one most strongly linked to Neolithic cultures in southern-east, south-west and north-west Europe. {Eupedia}

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