Y-chromosomal analysis of common Jewish patronyms

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Using surname projects at FamilyTreeDNA, I have listed the dominant Y-DNA haplogroup for a series of common Jewish family names. Common alternative spellings are mentioned in brackets. Haplogroups that make up at least 50% of the total surnames in the project are in bold.

Biblical lineages

- Cohen (Kohen, Katz) : J1c3d (P58) [± 50%]

- Helon : E-V13 [> 50%]

- Levine (Levin, Levi, Levy, Halevi, Levitan) : R1a-CTS6 [> 90%]

Ashkenazi surnames

- Bacharach (Bachrach) : J2a1-L560 [> 90%]

- Bernstein : E1b1b [± 27%], J1 [± 22%], R1a [± 22%]

- Epstein : R1b-U152 [± 50%]

- Friedman : J1 [± 25%], J2a1 [± 15%], R1b-M269 [± 12%], Q1b [± 10%], R1a [± 10%]

- Goldberg : J2a1 [± 30%]

- Goldstein : E1b1b [± 20%], J2 [± 20%] R1b [± 20%]

- Greenberg : J2a1 (L397) [± 35%], J1 [± 22%]

- Greenspan : E1b1b [± 25%], J1 [± 20%], R1a [± 11%]

- Horowitz (Horwitz) : R1a-CTS6 [> 70%]

- Oppenheimer : Q1b1a [± 30%], R1b-M269 [± 23%]

- Rothschild : J2a1 [> 50%], R1b-SRY10831 [± 20%]

- Rubin : J2a1 [± 30%], E1b1b [± 25%]

- Shapiro (Spier) : R1b-M269 [± 50%]


Pictured below (courtesy of Wikcommons): French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, a probable carrier of the Levite R1a-F3644 (downstream of Z93) Y-chromosome.


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