The Haplogroup for the individual above is I1. This indicates that the following markers had mutations: M89, M213, M170, M168, M253, and M307.
The population that defines the above individual traveled from NE Africa to the area of Egypt - Haplogroup CR (about 55,000 years ago), to the area of Saudi Arabia/Iraq - Haplogroup F (about 40-60,000 years ago), to the Ukraine area - Haplogroup I (25,000 years ago), and from the Ukraine into Scandinavia as I1.
This area of Scandinavia involves: Finland, Sweden, Norway (on the peninsula) as well as the very northern coast of present day Germany (Baltic Sea coastal area) and Denmark.
It is obvious that at least some in this population migrated into Southern Germany by at least 1000 years ago since the Everhart/Eberhard surname seems to have had it's origins in the Baden-Wuerttemberg area. This seems highly plausible since the mouth of the Rhein River is just west of Denmark in the Netherlands. They would have sailed upriver (toward the south). Baden-Wuerttemberg borders the Rhein (north of Switzerland).
It would be most interesting to have other Everharts (in the US and in Germany) have their Y-DNA tested and compare their results to the above certificate. The individual tested was a direct descendant of Christian Everhart/Eberhard who migrated south to Davidson County, NC (most likely) from Pennsylvania in 1760.
This Haplogroup (I1) somewhat surprized me because about 48% of German males are R1b's followed by R1a's at about 20%. A rather small percentage are I1's. In the Stuttgart area of Baden-Wuerttemberg the percentage of males in Haplogroup I1 is fewer than 4% as compared to 37% of males in Sweden.
For those relatively new to this... Y-DNA is passed from father to sons from his father from his father, etc. unchanged over many many generations. In theory, all Everhart Y-DNA should match perfectly. But because of adoptions; fathers raising sons that are not biologically theirs throughout history; and women passing their surname on to their sons instead of using the surname of the biological father this is not always true. As a result, there are likely other Eberhards/Everharts that are in other Haplogroups. Those with a similar surname often will have a few or more Haplogroups represented. By collecting data, we are better able to show more direct relationships.
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