GALLUZZO — The Galluzzo family is from Grotteria.  The Galluzzo Y-DNA, which was inherited from the original Galluzzo ancestor 1000s of years ago, place him overall on branch R of the Human Male Family Tree.   All men who are on branch R of the Human Male Family Tree are positive for the P-M45 mutation, and descend from this one man who originally carried this mutation.   This mutation happened about 20,000 years ago.    Since then, extra mutations have accumulated on the Y-chromosome, and broken up  Haplogroup R men into sub-branches.  (Haplogroup is just another name for “branch”).  The  specific Haplogroup designation of the Galluzzo ancestor is  R1a1a (with terminal mutation M198+).   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Male Family Tree and go to Branch R.  Put your cursor over the letter  “R” and an arrow should pop up.  Click on that arrow.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch R and then find the sub-branch with the M198 mutation.    The Galluzzo male has not tested for a deeper sub-branch of R1a1a, so we can’t tell his more recent origins, but we can say that he fits the characteristics of Haplogroup R1a1a.   Haplogroup R1a1a may have arisen 1000s of years ago in the Russian Steppes.  Today, you still find most Haplogroup R1a1a men everywhere from South Asia, Siberia, Central Europe and Scandanavia.   The Galluzzo ancestor came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup R1a1a and and the associated M198 mutation here on Wikipedia’s website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *