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- Location: England
- Ethnicity: English, (Scottish,Irish)
- Y-DNA haplogroup: R-M222
- mtDNA haplogroup: T1a1
- Gender: woman
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My maternal haplogroup is T1a1. It seems to be a not particularly common haplogroup.
My fathers haplogroups- Maternal haplogroup- H1n
There seem to be strong links between H1n and Doggerland.
( from 23andme- Origin and Migrations of Haplogroup H1n
Your maternal line stems from a branch of H called H1n. The members of haplogroup H1n all descend from a common ancestor who likely lived approximately 9,000 years ago. Her maternal-line ancestors had been among the inhabitants of continental Europe during the final peak of the Ice Age, when people who were pushed out of the north by glacial ice sheets. They sheltered for thousands of years in warmer refuges along the Mediterranean, including in what is now Spain and Portugal. As the Ice Age faded away, they re-emerged from the peninsula, giving rise to new branches including H1n.
Following the Atlantic coast, these migrations reached what would become the British Isles. As the climate continued to warm, some traveled as far north as Scandinavia, while others went east. Today, members of H1n are found at low frequencies throughout Europe.)
His paternal haplogroup-R-M222
( from 23andme- Origin and Migrations of Haplogroup R-M269
Your paternal line stems from a branch of R-M343 called R-M269, one of the most prolific paternal lineages across western Eurasia. R-M269 arose roughly 10,000 years ago, as the people of the Fertile Crescent domesticated plants and animals for the first time. Around 8,000 years ago, the first farmers and herders began to push east into Central Asia and north into the Caucasus Mountains. Some of them eventually reached the steppes above the Black and Caspian Seas. There, they lived as pastoral nomads, herding cattle and sheep across the grasslands, while their neighbors to the south developed yet another crucial technology in human history: bronze smelting. As bronze tools and weaponry spread north, a new steppe culture called the Yamnaya was born.
Around 5,000 years ago, perhaps triggered by a cold spell that made it difficult to feed their herds, Yamnaya men spilled east across Siberia and down into Central Asia. To the west, they pushed down into the Balkans and to central Europe, where they sought new pastures for their herds and metal deposits to support burgeoning Bronze Age commerce. Over time, their descendants spread from central Europe to the Atlantic coast, establishing new trade routes and an unprecedented level of cultural contact and exchange in western Europe.
The men from the steppes also outcompeted the local men as they went; their success is demonstrated in the overwhelming dominance of the R-M269 lineage in Europe. Over 80% of men in Ireland and Wales carry the haplogroup, as do over 60% of men along the Atlantic Coast from Spain to France. The frequency of R-M269 gradually decreases to the east, falling to about 30% in Germany, 20% in Poland, and 10-15% in Greece and Turkey. The haplogroup connects all these men to still others in the Iranian Plateau and Central Asia, where between 5 and 10% of men also bear the lineage.
Your paternal haplogroup,
R-M222, traces back to a man who lived approximately 3,800 years ago.
The spread of haplogroup R-M222 in northern Ireland and Scotland was likely aided by men like Niall of the Nine Hostages. Perhaps more myth than man, Niall is said to have been a King of Tara in northwestern Ireland in the late 4th century C.E. His name comes from a tale of nine hostages that he held from the regions he ruled over. Though the legendary stories of his life may have been invented hundreds of years after he died, genetic evidence suggests that the Uí Néill dynasty, whose name means "descendants of Niall," did in fact trace back to just one man who likely bore haplogroup R-M222, a branch of R-M269.
The Uí Néill ruled to various degrees as kings of Ireland from the 7th to the 11th century C.E. In the highly patriarchal society of medieval Ireland, their status allowed them to have outsized numbers of children and spread their paternal lineage each generation. In fact, researchers have estimated that between 2 and 3 million men with roots in north-west Ireland are paternal-line descendants of Niall.)
This is my brothers updated paternal haplogroup- R-S660 (we have the same mother and father, his is just the updated version of our fathers haplogroup.)