BritainsDNA haplogroup nicknames

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The following is a list of the Y chromosome DNA haplogroup and mtDNA haplogroup nicknames used by BritainsDNA, ScotlandsDNA, IrelandsDNA, CymruDNAWales and YorkshiresDNA. For many of the Y-SNPs the company uses its own proprietary S series naming system. The alternative SNP names are provided as shown on the ISOGG Y-SNP tree.

Note that the nicknames should not be taken literally. The implied associations with historical groups such as the Picts, Vikings and Berbers are hypotheses which have not been put to a scientific test. Multiple subclades would probably be represented in these historical groupings. The published research databases do not have sufficient samples in certain geographical regions. Because of the random survival rate of Y-chromosome lineages and migration within and between countries the Y-chromosomes of living people will not necessary reflect historical populations.[1]

Y-DNA haplogroup nicknames

The following is a list of the Y-DNA haplogroup nicknames used by BritainsDNA:

BritainsDNA SNP name BritainsDNA nickname Alternative SNP names
A1b-M13 Nilotic None
B Pacific Rim
C-M216 Ancient Asian None
D2-M55 Jomon
E-M123 (formerly E-M34) Saracen (formerly PF2022)
E-M310 (formerly E-M81) Berber PF2554
E-M33 Mali None
E-M35 Elmenteitan None
E-M78 Luxor PF2186
E-P1 Niger-Congo PN1
E-V13 Balkans PF2211
E-V22 Ancient Egyptian None
G-S314 Ancient Caucasian PF2952/U2
H1-M82 Romani
I-M253 Teutonic None
I-M284 Ancient British None
I-P37 Gaul
I-S142 Scandinavian L22
I-S155 Rhineland L39
I-S165 Caledonian L126
I-S185 Deer hunters L161.1
I-S1954 (formerly S197) Anglo Saxon  ?
I-S21825 (formerly I-S183) Chauci (formerly L233)
I-S24 Saxon P219 / PF3859
I-S333 Thracian L597
I-S392 Illyrian L621
I-S433 (formerly I-M26) Nuragic (formerly PF4056)
J-M172 Herdsman Farmer Page28 / PF4908
J-M267 Arabian PF4782
L-M11 Dravidian
N-M231 Siberian
N-M46 Uralic Page70 / Tat
O-P191 (formerly O-P186) Sunda None
Q-M242 Altai (formerly Yenisei) None
R1A- M17 (formerly R1a-M512) Pit Grave Culture (formerly PF6239)
R1a-S198 Kurgan Z282
R1a-S202 Indo-Iranian Z93
R1a-S298 Yamna (formerly Brythonic) CTS7083 / L664
R1a-S443 Norse Viking Z289
R1b-M153 Basque
R1b-M222 Ancient Irish Page84 / USP9Y+3636
R1b-M269 Anatolian None
R1b-S1136 Eoganachta
R1b-S116 Beaker Folk (formerly Bell Beaker and Hunter Gatherer) P312
R1b-S145 Pretani L21 / M529
R1b-S168 Dalcassian L226
R1b-S169 Hibernians L159.2
R1b-S182 Norse L238
R1b-S190 Maeatae None
R1b-S21 Germanic M405 / U106
R1b-S28 Alpine PF6570 / U152
R1b-S300 Ancient Welsh L371
R1b-S388 (was S466) Royal Stewart
R1b-S530 Gododdin
R1b-S68 Hebridean Viking L165
R1b-S735 ( was S530) Pictish L1065 (formerly L1335)
R1b-SRY2627 Iberian M167
R2-M479 Harappan
T-M184 Babylon Page34 / USP9Y+3178

mtDNA haplogroup nicknames

The following is a list of the mtDNA haplogroup nicknames used by BritainsDNA:

mtDNA haplogroup BritainsDNA nickname
A Beringian
B4a1a1a Polynesian
C Baikal
D Ancient East Siberian
G Ancient Siberian
H Pioneers
H1 Western Refuges
HV Sheban
HV0 Cave Painters
I Mashriq
J First Farmers
J1b1 Shell Collectors
J2a Decorated Pottery People
K Levantine
K1a1b1a Jewish
K1a9 Jewish
K2a2a1 Jewish
L0d Khoisan
L0k San
L1b Denanke
L1b1a11 Trans-Mediterranean
L1b1a14 Trans-Mediterranean
L1b1a18 Trans-Mediterranean
L1b1a6a Trans-Mediterranean
L1b1a8 Trans-Mediterranean
L1b1a9a Trans-Mediterranean
L2a Sub-Saharan African
L2a1k Trans-Mediterranean
L2b Takruri
L2c Senegambia
L3b West African
L3d1b1a Trans-Mediterranean
L3e Congo
L3f East African
L5 African Hunter Gatherer
M1 Nile
M14 Ganges
M18 Ganges
M2 Ganges
M20 South East Asian
M3 Ganges
M30 Ganges
M33 Ganges
M35 Ganges
M36 Ganges
M37 Ganges
M38 Ganges
M40 Ganges
M49 Ganges
M5 Ganges
M51 South East Asian
M57 Ganges
M5a1 Roma
M6 Ganges
M65 Ganges
M66 Ganges
M81 Ganges
N1 Western Asia
N1a1a Pot Makers
N2 Western Eurasia
N3 Zagros
N9 Sakhalin
P Melanesian
Q Papuan
R0a Qahtani
R1 Circassian
R2 Gedrosia
R22 Nusa Tenggara
R30a South Indian
R30b Punjab
R32 Gujarati
R5 Malabar
R7 Kalinga
R9 Indochina
S Aboriginal Australian
T Foragers
U1 Colchis
U2 Deccan
U2e Indus Valley
U3 Sea Peoples
U4 Yenisei
U5 First Artists
U6 Maghreg
U7 Sindh
U8 Cro-Magnon
W Mohenjo-Daro
X Borean


  1. Shriver MD, Kittles RA. Genetic ancestry and the search for personalized genetic histories. Nature Reviews Genetics 2004: 5: 611-618.

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