Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jones Surname and Haplogroups: A Review

The JONES surname is one of the most common among the Islands. [Wales, England, Ireland, and that big one across the pond the U.S.!] Haplogroups have been identified from those who have submitted their DNA and indicated an interest in the JONES surname. The following is a summary based upon an analysis of these results.

Haplogroup R1b is roughly 76%. [Assumed to be Celtic roots?]
Haplogroup I is roughly 10%. [Assumed to be Viking or Norman?]
Haplogroup E is roughly 6%. [Assumed to be African-American?]
Haplogroup G is rougly 3%. [Assumed to be Asia Minor?]
Haplogroup J is roughly 2%. [Assumed to be Middle Eastern - Jewish?]
Haplogroup R1a is roughly 2%. [Assumed to be Anglo-Saxon?]

Anyone with the JONES surname and a known haplogroup please respond. Would like to identify family trees with the surname JONES!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Reader's Choice: The Top 10 Posts

The posts that have received the most views by the readers of the blog "The Jones Surname DNA" are listed below. If you have missed any, please read...or just read again. The title is listed, followed by the date that the post was written. Use the table of posts listed to the right(on the blog site called "Blog Archive") to find the date and the post. Here goes:

1) The Gene Tree, Haplogroups - Dec. 30, 2010.
2) Celtic Tribes to Welsh Tribes - March 2, 2011.
3) The Jones Surname : Not Genetic But Phonetic - June 18, 2011.
4) DNA and Genealogy - Sept. 6, 2010.
5) Utilizing This Blog - Dec. 27, 2011.
6) Multiple Roots - June 22, 2011.
7) Jones Surname DNA : A Haplogroup Hypothesis - June 27, 2011.
8) Add Your Jones Family DNA - Aug. 19, 2011.
9) Learning The Alphabet - Sept. 19, 2010.
10) The Celtic Tongues - Feb. 22, 2011.

Based upon 5,544 views as of 2/15/12.