Q-L940 is around 18,500 years old. As I mentioned in my last post, members of this branch who do not belong to the Northwestern European Q-L527 branch are geographically wide-spread. To date, they have only had limited BIG Y testing.
Most members of this group are from Northwestern Europe with many from the British Isles. Surnames in the group include: Akin, Barry, Black, Brown, Chamberlain, Cyr, Demarest, Dickison, Gilbreath, Hol, Lowery, Manary, Morris, Oborne, Sharp, Steenberge, Strait, and Wilkin.
We have several people from this group BIG Y tested. We will understand those results better once we have more results from other groups.
Members of this group are from Middle Eastern families. So far, nobody in the group has BIG Y tested. That makes this an important group to test.
This group is broadly European. Surnames include: Szabados, Vetrovec, Wight, Woolman, and Wertenberger. One member has BIG Y tested.
This group is primarily from Armenia. Surnames include: Avagyan, Ishkhanian, Meliksetyan, Parathottathil, and Pietrzkiewicz. Nobody in this group has BIG Y tested yet, and it is a priority group.
This group is broadly European. Surnames include: Swint, Nickol, Gaeke, and Meyer. Nobody in the group has BIG Y tested yet.
This small group is from Georgia in the Caucasus mountains. One person outside the project has BIG Y tested.
This group has connections to Romani people from the Iberian peninsula. The project is sponsoring a BIG Y on kit 166847 in this group.
Like Group 4, this small group has connections to the Iberian peninsula. No one in the group has BIG Y tested yet.
This group has a wide geography that includes India, the Middle East, and Central Asia. No one in the group has BIG Y tested.