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    Ancestry DNA Results - Middle Eastern

    Hello all! Was wondering what others, particularly Middle Eastern Descent got as their Ancestry DNA results Others are more than welcome to participate as well!

    My results were:

    53% Middle Eastern
    22% Caucasus
    21% Italy/Greece
    4% European Jewish

    My Father's results:
    49% Middle Eastern
    27% Caucasus
    24% Italy/Greece

    Paternal Grandmother:
    44% Middle Eastern
    32% Caucasus
    19% Italy/Greece
    5% European Jewish

    Maternal Grandmother:
    53% Middle Eastern
    24% Caucasus
    22% Italy/Greece
    1% European Jewish

    Maternal Grandfather:
    48% Middle Eastern
    28% Italy/Greece
    23% Caucasus
    1% European Jewish
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    Italy/Greece is scored because south Italians and Sicilians have Levantine input so the test is picking up the similarity but in the opposite direction.

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    My mom's Lebanese and my dad is German/British/Ashkenazi:

    My results:

    Ethnicity Estimate
    Europe South 47%
    Europe West 19%
    Middle East 14%
    [Syrian-Lebanese -- this is the only "genetic community" they designated for me; I have no "circles"]
    Caucasus 8%
    Low Confidence Regions
    Ireland/Scotland/Wales 4%
    Great Britain 3%
    European Jewish 3%
    Asia South 1%
    Scandinavia 1%
    R1b>M269>L23>L51>L11>P312>DF19>DF88>FGC11833 >S4281>S4268>Z17112 (S17075-)

    Y-cousin: 6DRIF-23 (DF19>>Z17112+, S17075+)

    Ancestors: Francis Cooke (M223/I2a2a) b1583; Hester Mahieu (Cooke) (J1c2 mtDNA) b.1584; Richard Warren (E-M35) b1578; Elizabeth Walker (Warren) (H1j mtDNA) b1583;
    John Mead (I2a1/P37.2) b1634; Rev. Joseph Hull (I1, L1301+ L1302-) b1595; Benjamin Harrington (M223/I2a2a-Y5729) b1618; Joshua Griffith (L21>DF13) b1593;
    John Wing (U106) b1584; Hermann Wilhelm (DF19) b1635

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikeliot View Post
    Italy/Greece is scored because south Italians and Sicilians have Levantine input so the test is picking up the similarity but in the opposite direction.
    That makes sense for sure. I won't be surprised however if we do in fact have some Italian/Greek, as we have had multiple distant cousins appear who were Greek and Greek Cypriot, particularly with my paternal side, while my maternal grandmother has an interesting amount of those with Italian background as her distant cousins. Regardless, we are all neighbours in the area!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewsloth View Post
    My mom's Lebanese and my dad is German/British/Ashkenazi:

    My results:

    Ethnicity Estimate
    Europe South 47%
    Europe West 19%
    Middle East 14%
    [Syrian-Lebanese -- this is the only "genetic community" they designated for me; I have no "circles"]
    Caucasus 8%
    Low Confidence Regions
    Ireland/Scotland/Wales 4%
    Great Britain 3%
    European Jewish 3%
    Asia South 1%
    Scandinavia 1%
    Very interesting how they picked up the Lebanese component! As you probably guessed, my family and I are all within that genetic community as well, no shocker there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikeliot View Post
    Italy/Greece is scored because south Italians and Sicilians have Levantine input so the test is picking up the similarity but in the opposite direction.
    Why wouldn't the Italy/Greece score just appear as "Middle East," if the input is indeed from the Middle East in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex n Harmony View Post
    Why wouldn't the Italy/Greece score just appear as "Middle East," if the input is indeed from the Middle East in the first place?
    I am unsure, but I notice that people of southern Italian descent score Middle Eastern, and then actual Middle Easterners often score Italian/Greek (which is a component that I believe peaks in central-southern Italy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeeraz View Post
    That makes sense for sure. I won't be surprised however if we do in fact have some Italian/Greek, as we have had multiple distant cousins appear who were Greek and Greek Cypriot, particularly with my paternal side, while my maternal grandmother has an interesting amount of those with Italian background as her distant cousins. Regardless, we are all neighbours in the area!
    That makes more sense.

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    What I would be quite interested to find out going the other way is if the southern italians and Sicilian scoring middle eastern have any distant middle eastern DNA relatives coming up in the relative DNA cousins finders? So if any southern italians or Sicilians who score 20/30% middle eastern are reading this please enlighten us?
    Last edited by Claudio; 10-24-2017 at 03:00 PM.

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