Haplogroup E

Haplogroup E tree

The founder of this lineage lived in east Africa, about 50 to 55 thousand years ago.

Brian Sykes used the name Eshu to represent the founder of Haplogroup E (Saxons, Vikings, and Celts, 2006). Eshu is one of the gods of the Yoruba, a west African tribe.

Haplogroup E1b1a

This subgroup is an African lineage. The current theory is that this haplogroup dispersed south from northern Africa within the past 3 thousand years, by the Bantu agricultural expansion. This is the most common lineage among African-Americans.

Haplogroup E1b1b

This subgroup is believed to have originated in East Africa 22.5 thousand years ago. Members migrated into the Mediterranean area during the Pleistocene Neolithic expansion. It is distributed throughout the Mediterranean, southern Europe, and northern and eastern Africa.

The Polish Haurys belong to Haplogroup E1b1b1* (E-M35). Further testing would refine this result.

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