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17-08-22, 21:45
William Jardine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Jardine_(merchant)) (1784–1843), a Scottish physician, opium merchant and trader who co-founded the Hong Kong based conglomerate Jardine, Matheson & Co. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jardine_Matheson), probably belonged to haplogroup J1. He was the son of Andrew Jardine (1740-1793), from Applegarth Town, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, himself the son of David Jarden (1715-1778). The Jardine Y-DNA Surname Project (https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Jardinesurname?iframe=yresults) has two members (Jardine and Jordan) who share the same haplotype belonging to the deep clade J1-P58 > L858 > YSC0000076 > FGC8223 > BY65 > J-BY89/ZS1541. The Jardine member is a descendant of John Jardine, 1740-1812, from The Park, near Lochmaben. William Jardine was himself born on a small farm near Lochmaben (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lochmaben). Considering how small and isolated Lochmaben is, they almost certainly descend from the same Jardines.

The J1-FGC8223 branch is found mostly among Arabs, notably in Palestine and Jordan, and it is likely that the surname Jardine/Jordan itself is derived from the geographic origin of migrants to the British Isles. In Scotland and Ireland this clade is less than 1000 years old. This suggests a possible migration at the time of the crusades.