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09-22-2020, 10:21 PM
How likely is it to have haplogroup U152 in Normandy? Approximately percent..

09-23-2020, 12:24 AM
How likely is it to have haplogroup U152 in Normandy? Approximately percent..

I previously estimated 10-13% U152 in Normandy based on U152 percentages in surrounding areas.

In the Busby Study of 2011,
North France (Nord-Pas-de-Calais): 17.6% was U152
Northwest France(Brittany?): 6.1% U152
North Central France: 14.3% U152

While not specifically identified, Normandy was probably in the 10-13% range for U152.


09-23-2020, 12:31 AM
I previously estimated 10-13%


A quite remarkable amount could be said, I understand that in France U152 is about 15%

09-23-2020, 12:44 AM
Yes, the closer you get to the Rhine and Switzerland, the higher the U152 percentages get. Alsace, Lorraine, and Franche-Comté probably have the highest percentages for France.

EDIT: Also the part of SE France that borders Italy probably has a high U152 percentage; Across the border in neighboring Cueno, Italy, U152 hits 40%

Except for the Netherlands, and Central Italy, this map of Middle Francia contains the highest concentrations of U152


09-29-2020, 10:50 PM
I am not sure of the exact statistics, but I fall in this category myself, being U152+ and having my paternal line directly from Normandy (more detailed information in my signature).

10-07-2020, 12:18 PM
One of the reasons to do the Y-DNA test was to find out the origin of my paternal line. So we find ourselves R-U152, but not L2 (data in signature) amongst mostly Scottish with names like SaintClair and Bonham (origin Bonhomme) which are linked to Normandy, Lanoux that came from Bretagne, but also Germans (Fetterly/Fedderly). The map does travel through Germany but does not cross the Channel.
Ah, if we knew the origins of all these names!