Grandfathers’ DNA Family Origins

Y-DNA  RESULTS OF MY MALE ANCESTORS

LOCCISANO and SORBARA  —  My Loccisano ancestor came from Gioiosa Ionica, and the Sorbara family came from the nearby village of Gerace.   These two families apparently originated from the same ancestor, because the Y-DNA results of both my own Loccisano line and the Sorbara  participant in the Calabria DNA Project were identical.  This is not too far fetched being that both of these families came from  two small adjacent villages (Gioiosa Ionica and Gerace respectively), each with a population of about 3000 people.   My own Y-DNA results, which I inherited from my Loccisano ancestor virtually unchanged from 1000s of years ago, place me overall on branch G of the Human Male Family Tree.  All men today who are on Branch G of the Human Male Family tree are positive for the M201 mutation, and descend from this one man who originally carried this mutation.  This mutation happened about 14,000 years ago in the Caucausus or the Middle East.  Since then, extra mutations have accumulated on the Y-chromosome, and broken up  Haplogroup G men into sub-branches.  (Haplogroup is just another name for “branch”).  My  specific Haplogroup designation is G2a3a (with terminal mutation M406+).   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Male Family Tree and go to Branch G.  Put your cursor over the letter  “G” and an arrow should pop up.  Click on that arrow.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch G and then find the sub-branch with the M406 mutation.    Scientists think that this  more recent mutation of M406 occured about 4000 years ago in Turkey or the Middle East.    Today, you still find most Haplogroup G2a3a men in Turkey, Greece, and the Middle East, and in the surrounding areas.   My Loccisano ancestor came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup G2a3a and the associated M406 mutation here on Wikipedia’s website.

PAPALLO —  My great-grandfather was a Papallo from Martone.   To find the origin of the Papallo male line, I had to find a Papallo male cousin who was willing to test for me.   The Papallo Y-DNA, which was inherited from my Papallo ancestor virtually unchanged from 1000s of years ago, place him overall on branch R of the Human Male Family Tree.  All men today 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 my Papallo ancestor is Haplogroup R1a1a1g (with terminal mutation M458).   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 M458 mutation.    Scientists think that this  more recent mutation of M458 occured recently in the Slavic speaking countries.    Today, you still find most Haplogroup R1a1a1g men in Eastern Europe  and in the surrounding areas.   My Papallo ancestor came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup R1a1a1g and and the associated M458 mutation here on Wikipedia’s website.

RITORTO and MACRI and COMMISSO — My great-great grandfather was a Ritorto from Gioiosa Ionica.  My 4th great grandfather was a Macri from Martone.  A third family, with surname Commisso, who came from a nearby village, also did a Y-DNA test for the Calabria DNA Project.  These three families apparently originated from the same ancestor, because the Y-DNA results of all three men were identical.  This is not too far fetched being that all three families came from  three small adjacent villages, each with a population of about 3000 people.   To find the origin of the these families, I had to find a Ritorto and Macri and Commisso male who were willing to test for me.   The Ritorto/Macri/Commisso  Y-DNA, which was inherited from the Ritorto/Macri/Commisso ancestor virtually unchanged from 1000s of years ago, place him overall on branch E of the Human Male Family Tree.  All men today who are on Branch E of the Human Male Family tree are positive for the M96 mutation, and descend from this one man who originally carried this mutation.  This mutation happened 1000s of years ago in either East Africa or the Middle East.  Since then, extra mutations have accumulated on the Y-chromosome, and broken up  Haplogroup E men into sub-branches.  (Haplogroup is just another name for “branch”).  The specific Haplogroup designation of my Ritorto ancestor is E1b1b1a1c* (with terminal mutation V22+).   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Male Family Tree and go to Branch E.  Put your cursor over the letter  “E” and an arrow should pop up.  Click on that arrow.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch E and then find the sub-branch with the V22 mutation.    Scientists think that this  more recent mutation of V22 occured several thousand years ago in the Horn of Africa or Egypt maybe.    Today, you still find most Haplogroup E1b1b1a1c* men in Eastern Africa, and in the surrounding areas.   My Ritorto/Macri ancestor came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup E1b1b1a1c* and the associated V22 mutation here on Wikipedia’s website.

AGOSTINO and INFUSINI — My great-great- great grandfather was an Agostino and my  5th great grandfather was an Infusini.   These two families apparently originated from the same ancestor, because the Y-DNA results of both my Agostino cousin and my  Infusini cousin were identical.  This is not too far fetched being that both of these distant grandfathers came from  two small adjacent villages (Gioiosa Ionica and Martone respectively), each with a population of about 3000 people .    The Agostino/Infusini Y-DNA, which was inherited from my Agostino/Infusini  ancestor virtually unchanged from 1000s of years ago, place him overall on branch E of the Human Male Family Tree.  All men today who are on Branch E of the Human Male Family tree are positive for the M96 mutation, and descend from this one man who originally carried this mutation.  This mutation happened 1000s of years ago in either East Africa or the Middle East.  Since then, extra mutations have accumulated on the Y-chromosome, and broken up  Haplogroup E men into sub-branches.  (Haplogroup is just another name for “branch”).  The specific Haplogroup designation of my Agostino/Infusini ancestor is E1b1b1c1a* (with terminal mutations M 34+ M84+).   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Male Family Tree and go to Branch E.  Put your cursor over the letter  “E” and an arrow should pop up.  Click on that arrow.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch E and then find the sub-branch with the M34+ M84+ mutations.    Scientists think that this  more recent mutation of M84+ occured several thousand years ago in the Horn of Africa or Egypt maybe.    Today, you still find most Haplogroup E1b1b1c1a* men in Eastern Africa, and in the surrounding areas.   My Agostino/Infusini ancestor came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup E1b1b1c1a* and the associated M34+ M84+mutations here on Wikipedia’s website.

SEVERINO and ALI —  My great-great-great grandfather was a Severino and my 7th great grandfather was an Ali.   These two families apparently originated from the same ancestor, because the Y-DNA results of both my Severino cousin and my  Ali  cousin were identical.     This is not too far fetched being that both of these distant grandfathers came from the village of Gioiosa Ionica, with a population of about 7000 people .    The Severino/Ali Y-DNA, which was inherited from my Severino/Ali  ancestor virtually unchanged from 1000s of years ago, place him overall on branch J of the Human Male Family Tree.  All men today who are on Branch J of the Human Male Family tree are positive for the M304 and P209 mutations, and descend from this one man who originally carried these mutations.  These mutations happened 30,000 years ago in Southwest Asia.   Since then, extra mutations have accumulated on the Y-chromosome, and broken up  Haplogroup J men into sub-branches.  (Haplogroup is just another name for “branch”).  The specific Haplogroup designation of my Severino/Ali ancestor is J2a4h2a  (with terminal mutation L70+).   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Male Family Tree and go to Branch J.  Put your cursor over the letter  “J” and an arrow should pop up.  Click on that arrow.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch J and then find the sub-branch with the L70+ mutation.    Scientists think that this  more recent mutation of M70+ occured several thousand years ago in the Levant or maybe Turkey.    Today, you still find most Haplogroup J2a4h2a  men in Middle East and in the surrounding areas.   My Severino/Ali ancestor came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup J2a4h2a and the associated L70 mutation here on Wikipedia’s website.

VUMBACA —  My great-great-great grandfather was a Vumbaca from Martone.   To find the origin of the Vumbaca male line, I had to find a Vumbaca male cousin who was willing to test for me.   The Vumbaca Y-DNA, which was inherited from my Vumbaca ancestor virtually unchanged from 1000s of years ago, place him overall on branch E of the Human Male Family Tree.  All men today who are on Branch E of the Human Male Family tree are positive for the M96 mutation, and descend from this one man who originally carried this mutation.  This mutation happened 1000s of years ago in either East Africa or the Middle East.  Since then, extra mutations have accumulated on the Y-chromosome, and broken up  Haplogroup E men into sub-branches.  (Haplogroup is just another name for “branch”).  The specific Haplogroup designation of my Vumbaca ancestor is E1b1b1a1c* (with terminal mutation V22+).   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Male Family Tree and go to Branch E.  Put your cursor over the letter  “E” and an arrow should pop up.  Click on that arrow.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch E and then find the sub-branch with the V22 mutation.    Scientists think that this  more recent mutation of V22 occured several thousand years ago in the Horn of Africa or Egypt maybe.    Today, you still find most Haplogroup E1b1b1a1c* men in Eastern Africa, and in the surrounding areas.   My Vumbaca ancestor came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup E1b1b1a1c* and the associated V22 mutation here on Wikipedia’s website.

LOGOZZO — My 4th great-grandfather was a Logozzo from Gioiosa Ionica.   To find the origin of the Logozzo male line, I had to find a Logozzo male cousin who was willing to test for me.   The Logozzo Y-DNA, which was inherited from my Logozzo ancestor virtually unchanged from 1000s of years ago, place him overall on branch R of the Human Male Family Tree.  All men today 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 my Logozzo ancestor is  R1b1a2a1a1b (with terminal mutation P312+).   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 P312 mutation.    Scientists think that this  more recent mutation of P312 occured recently in the Western Europe.  This may even be one of the indigenous male lines in Italy.    Today, you still find most Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b men in Western Europe  and in the surrounding areas.   My Logozzo ancestor came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b and and the associated P312 mutation here on Wikipedia’s website.

MARTINO and SQUILLACE — My 4th great-grandfather was a Martino from Gioiosa Ionica.   Another family from the adjacent village of Grotteria, with surname Squillace, also tested for the Calabria DNA Project.   Both the Martino and Squillace Y-DNA results matched each other, indicating that they originated from the same ancestor.   This is not too far fetched being that both of these families came from  two small adjacent villages (Gioiosa Ionica and Grotteria  respectively), each with a population of about 3000 people . The Martino/Squillace Y-DNA, which was inherited from my Martino/Squillace ancestor  virtually unchanged from 1000s of years ago, place him overall on branch T of the Human Male Family Tree.  All men today who are on Branch T of the Human Male Family tree are positive for the M272 mutation, and descend from this one man who originally carried this mutation.   This mutation happened 1000s of years ago in the Middle East or the Horn of Africa.   Since then, extra mutations have accumulated on the Y-chromosome, and broken up  Haplogroup T men into sub-branches.  (Haplogroup is just another name for “branch”).  The  specific Haplogroup designation of my Martino/Squillace ancestor is T1a2 (with terminal mutation P77+).   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Male Family Tree and go to Branch T.   Put your cursor over the letter  “T” and an arrow should pop up.  Click on that arrow.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch T and then find the sub-branch with the P77 mutation.    Scientists think that this  more recent mutation of P77 occured recently in the Middle East or Horn of Africa.    Today, you still find most Haplogroup T1a2 men in this area.   My Martino ancestor came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup T1a2 and and the associated P77 mutation here on Wikipedia’s website.

SANSOTTA — My 6th great-grandfather was a Sansotta from Gioiosa Ionica.   To find the origin of the Sansotta male line, I had to find a Sansotta male cousin who was willing to test for me.   The Sansotta Y-DNA, which was inherited from my Sansotta ancestor virtually unchanged from 1000s of years ago, place him overall on branch I of the Human Male Family Tree.  All men today who are on Branch  I of the Human Male Family tree are positive for the M 170 mutation, and descend from this one man who originally carried this mutation.   This mutation happened about 22,000 years ago.    Since then, extra mutations have accumulated on the Y-chromosome, and broken up  Haplogroup I men into sub-branches.  (Haplogroup is just another name for “branch”).  The  specific Haplogroup designation of my Sansotta ancestor is  I1 (with terminal mutation P253+).   To see this specific sub-branch, click on the link Human Male Family Tree and go to Branch I.  Put your cursor over the letter  “I” and an arrow should pop up.  Click on that arrow.  That will take you to the sub-divisions of Branch I and then find the sub-branch with the P253 mutation.    Scientists think that this  more recent mutation of P253 occured recently in the Northern Europe or Scandanavia.  Today, you still find most Haplogroup I1 men in Northern Europe  and in the surrounding areas.   My Sansotta ancestor came from this part of the world.   You can read more about Haplogroup I1 and and the associated P253 mutation here on Wikipedia’s website.

 

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