Where are Ursula descendents found today?

 

As described earlier in this website, Haplogroup U5 was the earliest subgroup of U, branching off around 50,000 years ago.  This event is thought to have occurred somewhere between Turkey and the Ukraine.  Members of U5 then quickly spread all over Europe, the first permanent mtDNA group to settle in Europe. An excellent slide show of the origin and migration of U5 into Europe can be found here.  In this slide show, "U" is probably the same thing as U5, between the years of 60000 and 30000 BC, before the other major subgroups of U originated.  Today, members of Clan Ursula (U5 and subclades) are found at the following frequencies across Europe (from Gonzalez et al., 2003, Am. J.  Phys. Anthro., 119:391-404). 

 

 

 Percentage of population belonging to U5 haplogroup/subclade*

Haplogroup

FI

NO

SC

EN

NG

SG

FR

GA

NP

CP

SP

NA

U5

 

0.6

1.1

1.9

 

 

0.5

 

0.5

 

 

0.6

U5a

 

0.9

1.0

0.8

 

0.8

 

 

1.6

0.6

0.5

 

U5a1

2.0

4.3

2.5

2.7

4.3

1.9

1.4

1.5

1.1

0.6

1.5

0.9

U5a1a

2.0

1.2

2.3

0.4

1.4

1.5

0.5

 

0.5

1.9

1.0

 

U5b

4.0

1.2

1.4

0.4

1.4

3.4

0.9

1.5

2.7

1.9

1.5

2.3

U5b1

2.0

0.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Abbreviations for geographical locations showing number of people tested from that location in parentheses:

FI, Finland (50 non-Saami); NO, Norway (323); SC, Scotland (874); EN, England (261); NG, north Germany (138); SG, south Germany (266); FR, France (180); GA, Galicia (92); NP, north Portugal (84); CP, central Portugal (78); SP, south Portugal (137); NA, North Africa (255).   In this study, geographical locations used were from place of participants' earliest proven mtDNA donor.