|Spread of haplogroup U152 (Eupedia)|
The Big Y results show a list of tested SNPs, divided into named variants (those which are generally known, and have been given names, like Z145), and unnamed variants (these may be mutations in one’s personal line; at the moment I have 27 unnamed variants). If unnamed variants are shared by more than one person, it may very well receive it’s own name and define a new branch. To the right, one may see a list of matches. To define who is a match, FTDNA decided to take everyone who has less than 40 mutational differences. As can be seen from the image, I do not have any matches at the moment, which means that no one who is a “recent” (say AD 500 and closer) patrilinear relative has tested so far.
|no matches for me yet..|
|The remaining "lonely" Z145 (BY1823) lineages;|
interestingly all in Western Europe.
[Note 10 december 2017]: I have found that I share the two unnamed SNPs associated with this branch, which means that I belong to this branch dating to somewhere between 1300 BC and 500 BC.
Another loose branch from South-West England, may also have been spread by the Gauls. Then there is a Belgian individual, probably from Walloon Brabant, which I am very keen to know about. It is not known if these loose branches may somehow belong together, I think this is very well possible after more research.
In my unnamed SNP variants I discovered that I share the two SNPs associated with the branch to which also a few English families and a French one belong; it must have originated between 1300 BC and 500 BC. I will later look more closely to this. It was not immediately clear to me, because in the new version of the Y-chromosome used, the numbers of the SNP are different.
The connection with a few English lines and a Western French line does give some clues; it may have arrived from Central Europe in NW Europe (Northern France or Belgium, I think) between 1200 BC and the first centuries BC. The spread in England may have been due to emigration of tribes like the Belgae around the first centuries BC. This could mean that my own lineage could be a Belgae one that stayed within the Low Countries.