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    Where do Ashkenazi Jewish R-L266 come from?

    My husband is Ashkenazi Jewish and his y haplogroup is RL 266. We are trying to find out where and when this ancestor might have become Jewish.

    We are thinking it might have been in the middle East and not Europe.

    Please let me know if you need any more information. Thanks,
    Rayna Alpert

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    Likely Iran/Iraq. The data from Behar et al (2010) seems to suggest the group is prevalent among Iranian and Iraqi Jews while rare among Ashkenazi Jews, suggesting a migration from the Near East to Eastern Europe.
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    Thank you

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    I think you are right. During the crusades when much of the ashkenazi population was significantly decreased, Rabbis were sent there from Babylonia (or the modern name of the area) to help rebuild the spiritual and educational system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralpert View Post
    I think you are right. During the crusades when much of the ashkenazi population was significantly decreased, Rabbis were sent there from Babylonia (or the modern name of the area) to help rebuild the spiritual and educational system.
    You are correct. For example, the late author, Yaffa Eliach, in her monumental "Once was a World", discusses the original families of her E European Jewish village arriving from Babylonia (Iraq).

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    Thank you, we'll look for that book.

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    Ralpert, your husband more than likely belongs to the R2a2a1a1a1-FGC13201 branch, over 90% of Jewish people that carry R2 (Ashkenazi or Mizrachi) fall under this branch, and it's very strong evidence that shows that the Ashkenazi Jews that carry R2 do indeed have Middle Eastern Jewish heritage (Likely from Iraq or Iran for most part).
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    Thank you, you all have been a great help.

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    Likely Iran/Iraq. The data from Behar et al (2010) seems to suggest the group is prevalent among Iranian and Iraqi Jews while rare among Ashkenazi Jews, suggesting a migration from the Near East to Eastern Europe.
    I would double-down on this theory. My family is Jewish from Iran (both sides) and, even though my father doesn't belong to this haplogroup, a lot of my DNA relatives (all of them Jewish) belong to this DNA haplogroup. I keep seeing it over and over again. It was so freaky that I had to research where it came from. But it doesn't appear to just be a West Asian thing. If you do a Google search, there are a lot of Ashkenazis with the same DNA type.

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    It's worth mentioning a small fraction of Ashkenazi Jews also come under R2a2b2b1-L288. The vast majority do come under R2a2a1a1a1-FGC13201, as Tomasso29 has mentioned.
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