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


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.

01N1b19335 11362Released 27 Aug 2008
02N1b19335 11362Released 14 Oct 2008
03N1b19335 11362Released 1 Mar 2009
04N1b19335 11362Released 10 May 2009
05N1b19335 11362Released 8 Jul 2009
06N1b19335 11362Released 28 Sep 2009
07N1b19335 11362Released 10 Nov 2009
08N1b19335 11362Released 21 Mar 2010
09N1b19335 11362Released 20 Jun 2010
10N1b19335 11362Released 10 Aug 2010
11N1b19335 11362Released 7 Feb 2011
12N1b19335 11362Released 20 Jul 2011
13N1b19335 11362Released 28 Dec 2011; Last Build to use the rCRS
14N1b1C9335T A11362GReleased 5 Apr 2012; First version to use the RSRS
15N1b1aC9335T A11362GReleased 30 Sep 2012
16N1b1aC9335T A11362GReleased 19 Feb 2014
17N1b1aC9335T A11362GReleased 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 IDPublicationMissing VariantsAdditional Variants
Hap5005102Behar et al., 2012bnoneN1b1a:315.1C, 12820R, 15299, 15682, 16284
Hap5007835Greenspan et al., 2006 - 2016noneN1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 523-524d, 15944d, 16271, 16343
Hap5008650Feder et al., 2008N1b1a:16129N1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 8020, 9438, 12891, 13768, 15071, 15079, 16093
Hap5008689Fernandes et al., 2012noneN1b1a:315.1C, 2263, 10497, 16519
Hap5008715Fernandes et al., 2012noneN1b1a:315.1C, 5987, 9921, 16093
Hap5008726Fernandes et al., 2012N1b1a:16129N1b1a:309.1C, 315.1C, 867, 3308, 8477, 13851, 14560, 16249, 16519
Hap5008736Fernandes et al., 2012noneN1b1a:315.1C, 10373, 13419, 15317, 16126, 16209
Hap5008762Fernandes et al., 2012N1b1a:16311N1b1a:150, 235, 309.1C, 315.1C, 16519
Hap5013440Raule et al., 2014N1b1a:8836N1b1a:228, 315.1C, 16086
Hap5020917Derenko et al., 2013noneN1b1a:185, 315.1C, 338, 523-524d, 3010, 4310, 9180, 11878, 14180
Hap5022091Maca-Meyer et al., 2001N1b1a:8472N1b1a: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 IDBirth
Birth Country
Maternal Grandmother's
Birth Country
Hap10071707United StatesCroatiaCroatiaCroatia
Hap10071709United StatesGreeceGreeceGreece
Hap10071710United StatesUnited StatesGreeceGreece
Hap10071712United StatesItalyItalyItaly
Hap10071713United StatesItalyItalyItaly
Hap10071715United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10071716United StatesUnited StatesItalyItaly
Hap10071720United StatesUnited StatesPolandPoland
Hap10071721United StatesUnited StatesSlovakiaSlovakia
Hap10071725AustraliaAustraliaUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10071726United KingdomUnited KingdomUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Hap10071727United StatesUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited 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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