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07-21-2020, 12:13 PM
Since there is no thread on the origins of T2e, I want to start one. On YFull there is a remarkable dominance of Italian samples, with a few Northern Germanics and Slavs being thrown in:

Wikipedia writes about T2e:

The geographic distribution within subclade T2 varies greatly with the ratio of subhaplogroup T2e to T2b reported to vary 40-fold across examined populations from a low in Britain and Ireland, to a high in Saudi Arabia (Bedford 2012). Within subhaplogroup T2e, a very rare motif is identified among Sephardic Jews of Turkey and Bulgaria and suspected conversos from the New World (Bedford 2012).



T2e (formerly T5): found mostly in western and northern Europe / found in Late Bronze Age France

T2e1: found mostly in northern and Mediterranean Europe, Egypt and the Arabian peninsula, but also in Iran, Pakistan and Uzbekistan / found in Neolithic Scotland, in Bell Beaker Poland, and in Bronze Age Poland
T2e1a : found in Britain, the Netherlands and Spain / found in Late Neolithic England (Bell Beaker)
T2e1b : found in Germany, Romania and Russia
T2e2: found in Italy, Iraq and India
T2e2a : found in Britain, Germany, Sweden and Finland / found in Bronze Age Bulgaria
T2e7: found in Norway


Any news on the origins and distribution of T2e are welcomed.

10-13-2020, 07:49 PM
My grandfather is Lebanese (Melkite Greek Catholic) and his maternal haplogroup is T2e. His ancestors have lived in the Beqaa Valley for at least 600 years.

10-16-2020, 08:45 AM
Hmmm. Interesting information...

10-16-2020, 04:54 PM
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10-19-2020, 09:20 PM