We have made some progress with Holopainen paternal DNA study. So far tested 19 Holopainen men from Northern Savonia belong to Western haplogroup I1 and its Eastern Finnish subgroup Y8954.
Targets for future study:
Happened so far:
|Years before present||Haplogroup||Location||Comments|
|over 60,000||A||Africa||Genetic Adam is common ancestor to all paternal lines|
|27,000||I1||Balkan||Oldest haplogroup born in Europe. Northern Europe including Finland will be covered by Ice Age glaciers for 15,000 years more.|
|4100||L22||Nordic main branch, expands greatly in Southern Scandinavia during Bronze Age|
|1900||L287||Satakunta and Pirkanmaa||Almost fully Finnish (can be found in whole country), also some found in Norway, Sweden, Poland, and Russia.|
|1300||Y15894||Eastern Finland||Eastern Finnish group has likely divided into subgroups already during the Iron Age in the vicinity of Lake Saimaa. This is the largest group of descendants from the eastern expansion of Tavastians.|
|1300||BY545||Spread by Karelian and Savonian settlement migration|
|Y34543||New haplogroup contains only samples with name Holopainen|
|475||--||Sääminki and Rantasalmi||First written evidence of Holopainen families (land tax record 1541)|
Part of I haplotree from February 2018. There will be changes when more samples have been tested. All listed here are at least Y67 paternal test, some also BigY test.
several surnames: 5
Holopainen Kuopio: 2
several surnames: 2
several surnames: 4
Holopainen Leppävirta: 6
Holopainen Kuopio: 4
Source: FTDNA group I1 Suomi Finland & N-CTS8565
Haplogroup I1 percentage of European men map.
© Väinö Holopainen 2018