View Full Version : George Washington probably belonged to haplogroup R1b-L21

14-06-14, 13:15
The first President of the United States, George Washington (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington) may well have belonged to R1b-L21>DF13. This deduction is based on the results from the Washington DNA Project (https://www.familytreedna.com/public/washington/default.aspx?section=yresults) where most bearers of that surname belong to various clades under DF13. The only member who claims descend from John Washington (1632-1677), great-grand-father of the 1st US president, belongs to R1b-L21>DF13>ZZ10>Z253>Z2186>BY2744.

George Washington's ancestors hailed from Oxfordshire, and before that from Lancashire. Washington is a relatively rare surname and was originally distributed exactly in those two regions according to the 1881 survey (https://www.familytreedna.com/public/washington/default.aspx?section=yresults).

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