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    Help with my surname origin (Y-haplogroup T)

    Hello! I took a 37 marker y-test on ftdna and my predicted haplogroup was T-M70 and I would like your help to explain it. I have zero matches at 37 markers. At 25 markers I have 6 matches, all of them with a genetic distance of 2. Five out of six are Arabs and at least 3 of them are from a tribe called "Merar/Murar". Now, about me: My surname is Fratzeskos and originates on a village on Naxos island, Greece. Family lore says the founder of the family was an illegitimate child of the Venetian feudal lord of the village, named "Francesco Barozzi" in the late 17th century. However, an alternate tradition says that the founder was merely baptized by Francesco Barozzi. Additionally, historians say there had been a small scale settlement by Arabs from Al-Andalus on some villages of the island (including mine) and the island was also frequently ravaged by saracen pirates. Finally, and most importantly, 15% of the village bears the surname "Korres" which was originally spelled "Kores". The founder of that family was a Sephardic Jew (descendant of Biblical Korah, considering the surname Kore, so a Sephardic Levite) who arrived on the island in 1540. Now, according to Behar et al. Y-Haplogroup T is found among an unusually high 22.6% of sephardic Levites. It should be noted that there was a biblical figure, son of Levi called Merari (reminds me of the Arab tribe Merar who I seem to be very distantly related to, paternally). So my guess is I have a paternal ancestor named Kores who was probably baptized by Francesco Barozzi and got the surname Fratzeskos. What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fratzeskos View Post
    Hello! I took a 37 marker y-test on ftdna and my predicted haplogroup was T-M70 and I would like your help to explain it. I have zero matches at 37 markers. At 25 markers I have 6 matches, all of them with a genetic distance of 2. Five out of six are Arabs and at least 3 of them are from a tribe called "Merar/Murar". Now, about me: My surname is Fratzeskos and originates on a village on Naxos island, Greece. Family lore says the founder of the family was an illegitimate child of the Venetian feudal lord of the village, named "Francesco Barozzi" in the late 17th century. However, an alternate tradition says that the founder was merely baptized by Francesco Barozzi. Additionally, historians say there had been a small scale settlement by Arabs from Al-Andalus on some villages of the island (including mine) and the island was also frequently ravaged by saracen pirates. Finally, and most importantly, 15% of the village bears the surname "Korres" which was originally spelled "Kores". The founder of that family was a Sephardic Jew (descendant of Biblical Korah, considering the surname Kore, so a Sephardic Levite) who arrived on the island in 1540. Now, according to Behar et al. Y-Haplogroup T is found among an unusually high 22.6% of sephardic Levites. It should be noted that there was a biblical figure, son of Levi called Merari (reminds me of the Arab tribe Merar who I seem to be very distantly related to, paternally). So my guess is I have a paternal ancestor named Kores who was probably baptized by Francesco Barozzi and got the surname Fratzeskos. What do you think?
    maybe

    https://www.romeartlover.it/Nasso.html

    or maybe from another Venetian island near naxos
    just click and check

    https://www.romeartlover.it/Venezia.html


    My Path = ( K-M9+, TL-P326+, T-M184+, L490+, M70+, PF5664+, L131+, L446+, CTS933+, CTS3767+, CTS8862+, Z19945+, BY143483+ )


    Grandfather via paternal grandmother = I1-Y33791 ydna
    Great grandmother paternal side = T1a1e mtdna

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