View Full Version : R-ZP91 Origin, Spread, and Distribution

10-30-2020, 01:41 PM
Curious to see what peoples' thoughts on the origin and spread of R-ZP91 (R1b-U106-Z18-Z17-Z372-ZP91) are. In particular I am interested in the possible routes of migration to the British Isles (especially to England).

My guess is that it had a North Germanic origin, and distributed primarily from that population. It seems to have some of its strongest showing in Scandinavia today; although it does also have considerable representation in the Low Countries, and along the route of Lombardic migration to Italy. (Please see link)


It seems to date only one ancient DNA sample testing positive for R-ZP91 has been uncovered (as far I am currently aware), that being of an Icelandic man (Sample: VDP-A7) : https://dna-explained.com/2020/09/25/ancient-icelandic-viking-settlers-expand-the-y-dna-tree/?fbclid=IwAR2TgtQpb3mR55Yz6NuizRKehrJ34tOnyC_7mThJ _N0D7t9F3dCO7WPM2y4

01-27-2021, 11:20 PM
Just to update: There is one other ancient sample of R-ZP91, a Lombard found in Szólád, Hungary. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06024-4