Age: 14,183.4 ± 3,148.1; CI=95% (Behar et al., 2012b)
Origin: West Asia
Variants: C9335T A11362G
FTDNA Tree: Link
Parent Branch: N1b1
Descendant branch(s): N1b1a1 N1b1a2 N1b1a3 N1b1a4 N1b1a5 N1b1a6 N1b1a7 N1b1a8

YFull Info

Name: N1b1a

Age: 23200 to 15000 ybp [95% CI]

Expansion: -

Variants: C9335T A11362G

Note: This information does not imply an endorcement of YFull or their methods. It is provided at the request of readers.


Haplogroup N1b1a is a branch on the maternal tree of human kind. Its age is between 4,200 and 13,700 years (Behar et al., 2012b).

Geno 2.0 Text

Haplogroup: N1b1
Age: About 14,000 Years Ago
Origin: West Asia
Blurb: This point in your ancestors’ journey began about 14,000 years ago in West Asia. The Neolithic Revolution may be responsible for early movements of this line to Anatolia and the Levant region.

Today, those who do not belong to a subtype of this lineage are most common in Turkey, Armenia, and Italy. Other groups of descendants have settled in Iraq (7 percent), Croatia (4 percent), Lebanon (4 percent), and Saudi Arabia (3 to 4 percent).

Author: Rebekah A. Canada | Copyright: National Geographic

mtDNA Haplogroup N1b1a Phylotree History

Phylotree.org is the maternal (mtDNA) tree of humanity. It is maintained by Dr. Mannis Van Oven. Each build is a major update to the tree. The current build is #17.

Build# Called Variants (Mutations) Notes
01 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 27 Aug 2008
02 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 14 Oct 2008
03 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 1 Mar 2009
04 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 10 May 2009
05 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 8 Jul 2009
06 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 28 Sep 2009
07 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 10 Nov 2009
08 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 21 Mar 2010
09 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 20 Jun 2010
10 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 10 Aug 2010
11 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 7 Feb 2011
12 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 20 Jul 2011
13 N1b1 9335 11362 Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14 N1b1 C9335T A11362G Released 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15 N1b1a C9335T A11362G Released 30 Sep 2012
16 N1b1a C9335T A11362G Released 19 Feb 2014
17 N1b1a C9335T A11362G Released 18 Feb 2016

mtDNA Haplogroup N1b1a Data Sources

GenBank Samples

GenBank is a database of genetic sequence data. It is run by the United States National Institute of Health. It serves as the main repository for mtDNA full sequence profiles. Samples come both from published academic literature and donations from genetic genealogy community members. In addition to GenBank samples, listings below may include other samples published but not submitted to GenBank such as those from the HapMap project.

Note: GenBank results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing resuts over to build 17.

Hg ID Origin Publication Hg BLD16 Hg BLD17 Hg YFull Missing Variants Additional Variants
Hap5005102 Behar et al., 2012b N1b1a N1b1a* none N1b1a:315.1C, 12820R, 15299, 15682, 16284
Hap5007835 - Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016 N1b1a - none N1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 15944d, 16271, 16343
Hap5008650 Feder et al., 2008 N1b1a N1b1a-a1 N1b1a:16129 N1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 8020, 9438, 12891, 13768, 15071, 15079, 16093
Hap5008689 Russia Fernandes et al., 2012 N1b1a N1b1a* none N1b1a:315.1C, 2263, 10497, 16519
Hap5008715 Fernandes et al., 2012 N1b1a N1b1a* none N1b1a:315.1C, 5987, 9921, 16093
Hap5008726 Italy Fernandes et al., 2012 N1b1a N1b1a-a* N1b1a:16129 N1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 867, 3308, 8477, 13851, 14560, 16249, 16519
Hap5008736 Turkey Fernandes et al., 2012 N1b1a N1b1a8b none N1b1a:315.1C, 10373, 13419, 15317, 16126, 16209
Hap5008762 Morocco Fernandes et al., 2012 N1b1a N1b1a* N1b1a:16311 N1b1a:150, 235, 309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5013440 Denmark Raule et al., 2014 N1b1a N1b1a* N1b1a:8836 N1b1a:228, 315.1C, 16086
Hap5020917 Iran Derenko et al., 2013 N1b1a N1b1a* none N1b1a:185, 315.1C, 338, 523-524d, 3010, 4310, 9180, 11878, 14180
Hap5022091 - Maca-Meyer et al., 2001 N1b1a - N1b1a:8472 N1b1a:315.1C, 523-524d, 12372, 16180

Geno 2.0 Data

Data from Geno 2.0 is derived from the The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project — the DAR. The Hg ID is specific to this site and is used to protect the identities of those who take part in Genographic research. Birth Country, Mother's Birth Country, and Maternal Grandmother's Birth Country have been normalized from DAR database fields. The Maternal Origin is determined based on the three previous fields.

Note: Geno 2.0 results currently use Phylotree build 16. I am working on changing resuts over to build 17.

Hg ID Birth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10071703 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria
Hap10071704 Canada Canada Canada Canada
Hap10071705 Canada Canada Canada Canada
Hap10071706 Canada Canada Canada Canada
Hap10071707 United States Croatia Croatia Croatia
Hap10071708 Greece Greece Greece Greece
Hap10071709 United States Greece Greece Greece
Hap10071710 United States United States Greece Greece
Hap10071711 Argentina Italy Italy Italy
Hap10071712 United States Italy Italy Italy
Hap10071713 United States Italy Italy Italy
Hap10071714 Unspecified Italy Italy Italy
Hap10071715 United States United States Italy Italy
Hap10071716 United States United States Italy Italy
Hap10071717 Norway Norway Norway Norway
Hap10071718 Poland Belarus Poland Poland
Hap10071719 Poland Poland Poland Poland
Hap10071720 United States United States Poland Poland
Hap10071721 United States United States Slovakia Slovakia
Hap10071722 Mexico Mexico Spain Spain
Hap10071723 Greece Greece Turkey Turkey
Hap10071724 Turkey Turkey Turkey Turkey
Hap10071725 Australia Australia United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hap10071726 United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hap10071727 United States United States United States United States

If you use the information in this table, please credit both this site and The National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project.

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