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Exploring the Sargent DNA Project Results

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The advantage of the Sargent DNA project over the group is that the DNA results (from Family Tree DNA) are linked to specific Sargent ancestors reported by the participants.  Eventually, with enough participants, most Sargents should be able to find which ancestral line they descended from. (Click the "Patriarchs" tab on the black bar above to see the current ancestral lines).

Possible Variations of the Sargent Surname

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Y-Haplogroup Descriptions

Sargent Haplogroups

Haplogroup R1b1b2

"DNA haplogroup R is believed to have arisen approximately 27,000 years ago in Asia. The two currently defined subclades are R1 and R2.

"Haplogroup R1 is estimated to have arisen during the height of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), about 18,500 years ago, most likely in southwestern Asia. The two most common descendant clades of haplogroup R1 are R1a and R1b. R1a is believed to have arisen on the Eurasian Steppe, and today is most frequently observed in eastern Europe and in western and central Asia. R1b is believed to have arisen in southwest Asia and today is most frequently observed in Europe and especially in western Europe, which it entered after the LGM largely in the form of R1b1b2. The Atlantic Modal Haplotype, or AMH, is the most common STR haplotype in haplogroup R1b1b2a.

Source:  International Society of Genetic Genealogy (2010). Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree 2010, Version: 5.00, Date: 1 January 2010, 4 January 2010.

R1b1b2 arose 5,000 to 8,000 years ago.[7] ...[the] Western European branch [with] the typical most common STR Y DNA signature for Western Europe, the so-called Atlantic Modal Haplotype,


Haplogroup E1b1b1

"E1b1b1 probably evolved either in Northeast Africa or the Near East and then expanded to the west--both north and south of the Mediterranean Sea. Eb1b1 clusters are seen today in Western Europe, Southeast Europe, the Near East, Northeast Africa and Northwest Africa. The Cruciani articles (references and links below) are indispensable resources for understanding the structure of this complicated haplogroup, but note that the Cruciani haplogroup labels are now superseded because of the recently discovered new SNPS that lie closer to the root of the E branch of the Y-haplogroup Tree."


"If you have tested your own or a direct relative's Y-DNA and results predict or confirm that you are in haplogroup E1b1b1 (former E3b), you are invited to join the E-M35 Phylogeny Project (formerly the E3b Project). Please go to our web site and read the Frequently Asked Questions section for instructions on how to join the E-M35 Project."


Haplogroup I1

"The I1 subclade of Haplogroup I is estimated to be 15,000 to 20,000 years old and confirmed by the single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP, known as M253. According to the Genographic Project, the founder of the I1 branch lived on the Iberian Peninsula during the Last Glacial Maximum or LGM. 15,000 years is a long time ago though and the descendants of that first I1 have spread across Europe. Their children have formed subpopulations each having its own distinct history. While many I1 members trace their ancestry to Scandinavia, others find their roots in the British Isles, Germany, and beyond."


Haplogroup G

"In [one] version of the origin of G, it is listed as happening 9,500 years ago in the Middle East in an article from 2003 by Cinnioglu (p. 184 iii). Another version by Semino in 2000 suggested  it was 17,000 years ago in the Middle East.  The National Geographic Society DNA Project... changed the place of origin of G to the Middle East.  The 2007 pre-publication of the Y-Chromosome Consortium (YCC) changed its prediction as to origin of G as 20,000 years before present."

"Whatever the date or specific site of origin, part of the G family put down roots predominantly in the area south and east of the Caucasus Mountains in the period before the Current Era (over 2000 years ago) when some other groups were instead populating all areas of Europe for the first time after the Ice Age glaciers melted....The G family definitely partially migrated westward into Europe in the last several thousand years by invasion, capture as slaves or other means of movement."


Sargent Genealogy Resources

Sargent Family Genealogy Forum. Also see Sargeant, Sargeaunt, Sarjeant, Seargent, Sergent

Sargent Family History & Genealogy Message Boards. Also see Sargeant, Sergent

Sargent Rootsweb Mailing List. Also see Sargeant

SARGENT Genealogy Queries (includes additional Sargent genealogy links)

"Sargent Family Reunion" at Facebook


last update: April 12, 2010


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