DNA Genealogy Search: Haplogroup R1a1a1g1
Someone out there? The Sehrbundt Family searching for people belonging to the haplogroup R1a1a1g1
In 2010, the Y-DNA (male) haplotype of Sehrbundt family member was tested. The - rather surprising - result suggested that he belongs to the haplogroup R1a1a, and, more specifically, to a subgroup discovered only in 2009 and then named R1a1a7.
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The Sehrbundt family is presumed to descend from the Serponti family of Lombardy, Northern Italy, which is documented there since about 1100 AD. After being part of the Roman Empire for several hundred years, Lombardy was invaded by the Germanic Longobards. In terms of male DNA, Italy is a mixture of Neolithic immigrants from the Balkans and of Bronze Age Celtic immigrants; R1a shows up with less than 4%, and R1a1a1g1 so far was found just once: in the Sehrbundt haplotype. Naturally, the question arises how that haplotype could happen to appear in Northern Italy. One may suspect that the haplotype came with the non-Germanic tribes accompanying the Longobards during their invasion of Italy, however this mystery is far from being solved.
Unfortunately, until today, the search for living relatives from other branches of the family was unsuccessful. All the more, it would be highly interesting to find others likewise belonging to the haplogroup R1a1a1g1 and having a genealogical paternal background from (Northern) Italy or surrounding countries like Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia.
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