Jews with Haplogroup G

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There are significant numbers of Jewish men found within multiple subgroups of haplogroup G (Y-DNA). Haplogroup G is found in significantly different percentages within the various Jewish ethnic divisions, ranging from about a third of Moroccan Jews to almost none reported among the Indian, Yemenite and Iranian communities.[1]

Haplogroup G Found within Jewish Communities[edit]

The following percentages of haplogroup G persons have been found in the various Jewish communities listed in descending order by percentage of G.

Population Usual origin Total N G % N=G Notes
Moroccan Jews Morocco 83 19.3% 16 [1]
Sephardim Bulgaria/Turkey 174 16.7% 29 [1]
Mountain Jews Azerbaijan 57 15.8% 9 [1]
Libyan Jews Libya 20 10.0% 2 [2]
Iraqi Jews Iraq 79 10.1% 8 [1]
Ashkenazim Pale of Settlement/Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (NE Europe), Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands 856 7.2% 61 [1]
Bene Israel Konkan, North India 31 6.5% 2 [1]
Georgian Jews Georgia 62 4.8% 3 [1]
Yemenite Jews Yemen 74 6.8% 0 [1]
Persian Jews Iran 49 0% 0 [1]
Bukharan Jews Uzbekistan 15 0% 0 [1]
Cochin Jews Cochin, South India 45 0% 0 [1]
Ethiopian Jews Gondar, Ethiopia 27 0% 0 [1]

Famous Jews within Haplogroup G[edit]

Physicist and author.
Leading American film and television actor.
Former Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Chairman of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Doron M. Behar; Bayazit Yunusbayev; Mait Metspalu; Ene Metspalu; Saharon Rosset; Jüri Parik; Siiri Rootsi; Gyaneshwer Chaubey; Ildus Kutuev; Guennady Yudkovsky; Elza K. Khusnutdinova; Oleg Balanovsky; Olga Balaganskaya; Ornella Semino; Luisa Pereira; David Comas; David Gurwitz; Batsheva Bonne-Tamir; Tudor Parfitt; Michael F. Hammer; Karl Skorecki; Richard Villems (July 2010). "The genome-wide structure of the Jewish people" (PDF). Nature. 466 (7303): 238–42. doi:10.1038/nature09103. PMID 20531471. 
  2. ^ Shen P, Lavi T, Kivisild T, et al. (September 2004). "Reconstruction of patrilineages and matrilineages of Samaritans and other Israeli populations from Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA sequence variation". Human Mutation. 24 (3): 248–60. doi:10.1002/humu.20077. PMID 15300852.