Slovakia DNA Project - Results

Goga - Ruska Poruba area. Haplogroup - I1b: (Balkans of Europe). Given that the Croations and Bosnians are predominantly I1b, it is possible that this is a place of origin for this family. The Goga surname also appears in Hungary, France, and Germany, which are other possiblities. 17% of modern day Slovakians share the I haplogroup, which consists of subhaplogroups I1a, I1b, and I2, formerly known as I1c.

Horvat - Village of Jasenov. Haplogroup - R1a: (Eastern European origin). The R1a lineage is believed to have originated in the Eurasian Steppes north of the Black and Caspian Seas. This lineage is believed to have originated in a population of the Kurgan culture, known for the domestication of the horse (approximately 3000 B.C.E.). These people were also believed to be the first speakers of the Indo-European language group. This lineage is currently found in central and western Asia, India, and in Slavic populations of Eastern Europe. 47% of modern day Slovakians share this origin.

Iglar - Haplogroup - R1a: (Eastern European origin). The R1a lineage is believed to have originated in the Eurasian Steppes north of the Black and Caspian Seas. This lineage is believed to have originated in a population of the Kurgan culture, known for the domestication of the horse (approximately 3000 B.C.E.). These people were also believed to be the first speakers of the Indo-European language group. This lineage is currently found in central and western Asia, India, and in Slavic populations of Eastern Europe. 47% of modern day Slovakians share this origin.

Popovec - Haplogroup - R1a: (Eastern European origin). The R1a lineage is believed to have originated in the Eurasian Steppes north of the Black and Caspian Seas. This lineage is believed to have originated in a population of the Kurgan culture, known for the domestication of the horse (approximately 3000 B.C.E.). These people were also believed to be the first speakers of the Indo-European language group. This lineage is currently found in central and western Asia, India, and in Slavic populations of Eastern Europe. 47% of modern day Slovakians share this origin. This particular Popovec line is believed to have origins in/around Dubov'a, Slovakia

Sameck - Haplogroup - E3b: (Mediterranean origin). Mostly found in the Mediterranean, Southern Europe, the Middle East, North, West, and East Africa. The Greeks belong to this Haplogroup and they were among the earliest settlers of Slovakia. 10% of modern day Slovakians share this origin.

Schepak - Haplogroup - E3b: (Mediterranean origin). Mostly found in the Mediterranean, Southern Europe, the Middle East, North, West, and East Africa. 10% of modern day Slovakians share this origin. This particular line is believed to have been settled along the Black Sea Coast near Temryuki, Russia before having settled near Korpana, Slovakia.

Stana - Haplogroup - R1a: (Eastern European origin). The R1a lineage is believed to have originated in the Eurasian Steppes north of the Black and Caspian Seas. This lineage is believed to have originated in a population of the Kurgan culture, known for the domestication of the horse (approximately 3000 B.C.E.). These people were also believed to be the first speakers of the Indo-European language group. This lineage is currently found in central and western Asia, India, and in Slavic populations of Eastern Europe. 47% of modern day Slovakians share this origin.