Famous J2 Individuals

I am very interested in Friedrich Engelhorn's Y-DNA. I share a common ancestor with Friedrich. As far as I know, my brother (John Engelhorn) and me Ron Engelhorn are the only Engelhorns that tested on FTDNA. Where can I find his results?

Thank you,

Ron Engelhorn
 
Holy Tunic of Argenteuil. (german article)

"Außerdem ergab die DNAAnalyse, daß der Haplotypus dem Haplotypus J zuzuordnen ist, der durch die genetischen Marker (marqueurs génétiques) 12f2 charakterisiert ist. Dieser Haplotypus weist eine Untergruppe J2 auf, die durch die Marker M172 und M12 determiniert ist."
Union Civium Europae - Neues vom Turiner Grabtuch.
http://www.nachrichten-lebensrecht.de/nachrichten/der13kpl/2007/der13kpl0702.pdf

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Famiglia Imperato (Y-DNA J2 confirmed)

"Imperato or Imperati, historical Princely Family Napoletana: Imperial Councillors - Barons of Montecorvino - Feudal lords of Monteleone - Family members of Her Majesty the Queen Giovanna II of Anjou Durazzo of Naples - Patrizi Giovinazzo - Patricians of Amalfi, aggregates the nobility Civica de Majori, Nobili Neapolitans ascribed off Piazza (branch of Spineta Marquis) .... Y-DNA: E8287 paternal line: Aplogrupp: J2."
Nobili Napoletani - Famiglia Imperato. (Translated from Italian.)
http://www.nobili-napoletani.it/imperato.htm

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Ben Affleck. (Confirmed)

"Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972), better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor and filmmaker."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Affleck

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"Ben's Y-DNA helped us determine his paternal haplogroup, a genetic population group sharing a common patrilineal ancestor... Instead, it pointed us back to a rare subclade, or subgroup, of the haplogroup J2, known as J2a1d or J-M319"-- "Finding Your Roots, Season 2: The Official Companion to the PBS Series" p. 147 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id...hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=j2&f=false

"Ben's European result was 99.7% European. "Straight white bread," Ben joked."
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id...=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=99.7&f=false


"Ben’s patrilineal line can be traced back to his great-great-great-grandfather, William F. Affleck, who was born, c. 1825, in Kirkpatrick Durham, Kirkcudbright, Scotland."
http://ethnicelebs.com/ben-affleck

"237096 Robert Affleck b.1785 d. 1854 Kirkpatrick-Durham J-M172"
https://www.familytreedna.com/public/J2-M172?iframe=ysnp

"248568 John Fleckie abt 1665, J2a1d J-M319"
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/affleck/results

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Casey Affleck. (Indirect Confirmed)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casey_Affleck
 

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Dr. Steve Salvatore. (Confirmed)

Dr. Steve Salvatore, daytime talk show host, medical correspondent for WPIX, a former medical correspondent for CNN. Host of the popular TV program "Dr Steve" has been tested as haplogroup J2-M172.

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James Adair (J2 Confirmed)

"DNA analysis demonstrates that James Adair, the Indian trader and author, who was probably a cousin of our John Adair, belongs to male lineage J2"
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id...kQ6AEIHjAA#v=onepage&q=James Adair J2&f=false

"James Adair (c.1709–1783) was a native of County Antrim, Ireland, who went to North America and became a trader with the Native Americans of the southern states. From 1735 he resided there for forty years and was almost entirely cut off from the outside world. From 1744 he resided chiefly among the Chickasaw. In 1751, Adair moved to Laurens County, South Carolina."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Adair_(historian)

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Mehmet Cengiz Öz (Turkish: [mehˈmet dʒenˈɟiz øz]; born June 11, 1960), also known as Dr. Oz, is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television personality. Oz first appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, and later on Larry King Live and other TV programs. In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues and personal health was launched by Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures. .... Time magazine ranked Oz at 44th on its list of the "100 Most Influential People in 2008" and Esquire magazine placed him on its list of the "75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century".

Dr Oz has already been mentioned three times earlier (posts #1, #3 and #18) and is already listed on the J2 page. What is this obsession about that guy? I had never heard of him until he was mentioned in famous Y-DNA studies. He practically unknown in Europe. How famous is he in the US? Is that a household name like Oprah or top Hollywood stars? Why would he be ranked as one of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century? What has he ever done to deserve it? He hasn't invented or discovered anything that I am aware of, nor founded any company. His Wikipedia page is not very long and has only been translated in 10 languages, and not even in French, German or Portuguese. Not really what you would expect of a true celebrity.
 
The Younger Gang (Y-DNA Hg J2 Confirmed)

"On the DNA website, www.familytreedna.com/public/younger this is the pumpkin colored Group 2. To date, we have five kits whose DNA matches exactly (34990, 48680, 48963, 58569 and 72479) and due to the fairly solid genealogy of some of the participants, they can all be presumed to descend from a common ancestor, likely to be Humphrey Younger. The deep ancestral haplogroup, or clan, for this group is J2."
https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/younger/about/results

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https://www.familytreedna.com/public/Younger?iframe=yresults

"The James–Younger Gang was a notable 19th-century gang of American outlaws that included Jesse James. The gang was centered in the state of Missouri, the home of most of the members. Membership fluctuated from robbery to robbery, as the outlaws' raids were usually separated by many months. At various times, it included the Younger brothers (Cole, Jim, John, and Bob), the James brothers (the notorious Jesse James and his brother Frank), John Jarrett (married to Cole's sister Josie), Arthur McCoy, George Shepard, Oliver Shepard, William McDaniel, Tom McDaniel, Clell Miller, Charlie Pitts (born Samuel A. Wells),[1] and Bill Chadwell (alias Bill Stiles). Contrary to frequent reports, the James brothers and Younger brothers were not related by blood. The James–Younger Gang had its origins in a group of Confederate bushwhackers who fought in the bitter partisan fighting that wracked the state of Missouri during the American Civil War. After the war, the men fought on, though it did not truly become the "James–Younger Gang" until 1868 at the earliest, when the authorities first named Cole Younger, John Jarrett, Arthur McCoy, George Shepard and Oliver Shepard as suspects in the robbery of the Nimrod Long bank in Russellville, Kentucky."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James–Younger_Gang

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[YOUNGER] DNA December 2007 Report - Part 1
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/YOUNGER/2007-12/1197128733

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http://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/videos/jesse-james-leads-james-younger-gang

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Matthew E. Kaplan (J2 Confirmed)

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"Matt Kaplan and I go way back—some 10,000 years or so, according to our common Y chromosome. Kaplan, the director of research at the UA's Human Origins Genotyping Laboratory, and I are both members of Y chromosome haplogroup J2 (M172) ... When I think J2, it's the origin of agriculture," Kaplan says. The launch of agriculture also played a key role in the building of towns and cities, and the birth of civilization as people settled into one place and developed more complex social relationships."
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/genetic-detectives/Content?oid=1624485

"Matthew E. Kaplan of the Human Origins Genotyping Laboratory at the University of Arizona, talked about different ways DNA is used."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jPvDdvMWSQ

 
Matthew E. Kaplan (J2 Confirmed)

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"Matt Kaplan and I go way back—some 10,000 years or so, according to our common Y chromosome. Kaplan, the director of research at the UA's Human Origins Genotyping Laboratory, and I are both members of Y chromosome haplogroup J2 (M172) ... When I think J2, it's the origin of agriculture," Kaplan says. The launch of agriculture also played a key role in the building of towns and cities, and the birth of civilization as people settled into one place and developed more complex social relationships."
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/genetic-detectives/Content?oid=1624485

"Matthew E. Kaplan of the Human Origins Genotyping Laboratory at the University of Arizona, talked about different ways DNA is used."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jPvDdvMWSQ


Interesting...a J2 Cohen. I had missed the Bon Jovi, or Bongiovi result. :)
 
Dr Oz has already been mentioned three times earlier (posts #1, #3 and #18) and is already listed on the J2 page. What is this obsession about that guy? I had never heard of him until he was mentioned in famous Y-DNA studies. He practically unknown in Europe. How famous is he in the US? Is that a household name like Oprah or top Hollywood stars? Why would he be ranked as one of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century? What has he ever done to deserve it? He hasn't invented or discovered anything that I am aware of, nor founded any company. His Wikipedia page is not very long and has only been translated in 10 languages, and not even in French, German or Portuguese. Not really what you would expect of a true celebrity.

He knows how to make headlines. Uses popular topics such as sexuality and how to improve things. According to the BMJ, almost half of his claims are either unsubstantiated or just plain wrong. Similar hype as with Dr. Pinsky. Even though Pinsky started good and went downhill when the fame hit. Oz on the other hand made it due to "leaving the boring box of reality" from the getgo.
 
Daniel "The Hugenot" Perrin (Y-DNA J2a1h Confirmed!)

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According to the DNA test of a relative and a fairly solid genealogy, Daniel "The Hugenot" Perrin belongs to haplogroup J2a1h2a1 (J2-L70, J2-L397, J2-L398).

"My Y-DNA Haplogroup is J2a1h2a1 [J2-L70 (J2-L397, J2-L398)]My Paternal Ancestry: I'm a direct male descendant of Daniel "The Huguenot" Perrin. He was one of the first European Settlers in New York. - Lyman Eric Perrine"
FTDNA Haplogroup J2-M172 Project Facebook Group.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/j2.m172/permalink/10155170247377769/

"Daniel Perrin (1642–1719) was one of the first permanent European inhabitants of Staten Island, New York. Known as "The Huguenot", he arrived in New York Harbor from the Isle of Jersey on July 29, 1665 aboard the ship Philip, under the command of Philip Carteret. He lived in Elizabethtown, part of the Elizabethtown Tract (now Elizabeth, New Jersey), for a while before moving across the Arthur Kill and settling on Staten Island. In 1692 he was granted 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land by Governor Benjamin Fletcher in an area along the south shore of Staten Island then known as Smoking Point. During the American Revolutionary War this area was known as Blazing Star, and is now known as Rossville."
Wikipedia - Daniel Perrin.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Perrin

https://archive.org/details/danielperrintheh1910perr

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And by extension:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._B._Perrine
 
RHAS,


Thanks for mentioning my family. I'm greatly appreciative. Someone else from my family you can mention is Henry Perrin. He is the founder of Perrin Flordia. You can find him on Wikipedia.

If anyone else is interested in the origin of the Perrin family you can reference a book Titled:


Dictionary of the nobility, containing the genealogies, history and chronology of the noble families of France, the explanation of their arms, and the state of the great lands of the kingdom. , Historical, of the sovereign houses of Europe, and a record of foreign families, the oldest, the noblest, and the most illustrious. It's written in French.


PERRIN FAMILY


ARMS: PERRIN DE PARIS


This ancient family, issuing from a noble race, was es-
tablished in Castre, Languedoc, and thence divided into four
substantial branches. It had its origin in the family of de la
Baulme from Saint Amour, Seigneur de la Baulme of Cedron,
in Bresse, who was living in 1086. The line following this
family arose to prominence in Deodat de Perrin, living in
1 1 16. From this eldest branch to the 17th degree, there
arose the line of LaBessierre in the person of Michel de Perrin,
chevalier, under the name of Chevalier de la Bessierre. He
served 53 years as lieutenant and colonel, dying at Villefranche
de Constant, in the service of the king. This branch furnished
many distinguished officers and Chevaliers of the Order of
St. Louis, and had numerous representatives in the Crusades
to the Holy Land. “Transplanted and seated in various
provinces of France,” “the Perrin de Paris Coat Armorial is
in conformity with those borne at the early period ; the decor-
ations are of The Order of Saint Louis, and those of the Cru-
sades and Pilgrimages. This ancient nobility, which, at all
times was in the service of the State and King, made alliances
among the best houses of nobility.” “Deeply rooted in the
hearts of most of us, there lives an interest in the past and a
desire to place oneself in some relation to the generations that
have preceded us.”
 
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Y-DNA J2b confirmed!

"Nassim Nicholas Taleb, born 1960 is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader, and risk analyst, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. His 2007 book The Black Swan was described in a review by The Sunday Times as one of the twelve most influential books since World War II ... Taleb was born in Amioun, Lebanon to Minerva Ghosn and Najib Taleb, a physician/oncologist and a researcher in anthropology. His parents were Greek Orthodox Lebanese with French citizenship, and he attended a French school there, the Grand Lycée Franco-Libanais."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nassim_Nicholas_Taleb


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Nassim Nicholas Taleb speaks at Microsoft Research.

"In economics and finance, a Taleb distribution is the statistical profile of an investment which normally provides a payoff of small positive returns, while carrying a small but significant risk of catastrophic losses. The term was coined by journalist Martin Wolf and economist John Kay to describe investments with a "high probability of a modest gain and a low probability of huge losses in any period." The concept is named after Nassim Nicholas Taleb, based on ideas outlined in his Fooled by Randomness."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taleb_distribution

Nassim Nicholas Taleb Homepage
http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/

2001: Inducted into the Derivatives Hall of Fame in February '01.
2007: Selected for the Power 30 in Business by SmartMoney in October '07.
2007: getAbstract International Book Award.
2007: His 2007 book The Black Swan was described in a review by The Sunday Times as one of the twelve most influential books since World War II.
2008: Frost & Sullivan Visionary of the Year Award.
2008: In a 2008 article in The Times, the journalist Bryan Appleyard described Taleb as "now the hottest thinker in the world".
2009: Made the Forbes magazine list of "Most Influential Management Gurus".
2011: He made the Bloomberg 50 most influential people in global finance.
2013, 2014, 2015: The most influential 100 thought leaders in the world by the GDI Institute
2014: The 25 most successful Wharton Business School graduates.
2016: Received an honorary doctorate from the American University of Beirut

"Taleb went on to tweet several charts of DNA variation among modern Europeans that he presented as “data” as opposed to Beard’s “anecdotal reasoning.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/dna-romans/535701/

https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/894678113296240640

https://medium.com/incerto/something-is-broken-in-the-uk-intellectual-sphere-7efc9a1f154a

"Today, we have a new contender for the title courtesy of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the Black Swan author, NYU professor, and all-around public intellectual. Taleb’s new book, Antifragile, has been accompanied by a rash of interviews that have, as a side benefit, brought certain details about Taleb’s personal life to light. We’ve learned, for example, that Taleb “avoids fruit that does not have an ancient Greek or Hebrew name and drinks no liquid that has not been in existence for at least 1,000 years.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Will Crush Nerds and Bureaucrats Between His Massive Pecs.
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2012/12/nassim-nicholas-talebs-list-of-dislikes.html
 
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Cherokee Chief Bowl. (J2-M172 Confirmed!)


"I was extremely pleased to get correspondence from the descendants of Col. John Bowles, the founder of the Texas Band of the Cherokee who died at the head of a war party, shot in the back by a white man, near Redlands, Texas, in 1839. We located two elderly brothers in Oklahoma who were great-great-great grandsons of the legendary chief. To everyones surprise Bowles DNA came back J2, the haplogroup that contains the Cohen modal lineage, with a two-step mutation matching a person identified as Ashkenazi from the Ukraine. How could this be? Bowles was similar to several other Cherokee chiefs in having been a known half breed. His father was a Scots trader and his mother a full-blood Cherokee woman. When his father was killed and robbed by two North Carolinians in 1768, the son was only 12 years old, but within the next two years the fair-complexioned, auburn haired boy had killed both ! his fathers slayers. After that, he became a Chickamauga warrior. The Bowl (in Cherokee, Duwali) was a white chief at the same time as The Glass (in actuality, Thomas Glass of North Carolina) and Black Fox, my ancestor (a Scotsman descended from Blacks and Foxes), were chiefs of the Cherokee Nation."
Cherokee DNA Studies: Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong
https://books.google.nl/books?id=o-...ce=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false


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"The Chickamauga Cherokee were a group that separated from the greater body of the Cherokee tribes during the American Revolution."
Wikipedia - Chickamauga Cherokee
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickamauga_Cherokee


"The Bowl (also Chief Bowles); (Cherokee: Di'wali) (~1765 – July 16, 1839) was one of the leaders of the Chickamauga Cherokee during the Cherokee–American wars, served as a Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation–West, and was a leader of the Texas Cherokees (Tshalagiyi nvdagi). Di'wali was born around 1765 in Little Hiwassee, a Cherokee town in current-day North Carolina. His mother was Cherokee, and his father was a Scottish trader. Emmet Starr, an early historian of the Cherokee, describes Bowles as "being decidedly Gaelic in appearance, having light eyes, red hair, and somewhat freckled. ... On the morning of July 16, though severely outnumbered, Di'wali made every effort to win. Di'wali "exhorted the Indians to fight bravely. During the last battle he could be heard repeatedly encouraging them, and more than once urging them to charge." But eventually, with his troops depleted of ammunition, Di'wali ordered retreat, though he remained. Sitting on his horse, wearing a military hat and sword given to him by Sam Houston, Di'wali faced the advancing Texans. The Texan forces shot his horse and then injured the chief, shooting him in the thigh and the back. Unable to walk but raising himself to a sitting position on the ground, Di'wali was singing a war song when Capt. Robert W. Smith approached Di'wali and shot him in the head. Smith then took the sword from D'wali's body and swaths of skin from his arm as souvenir. Of Di'wali, John H. Reagan recalls, "I had witnessed his dignity and manliness in council, his devotion to his tribe in sustaining their decision for war against his judgement, and his courage in battle." As he had requested, Di'wali was left on the battlefield according to tradition. A historical marker now stands at the site of Chief Di'wali 's death. A funeral for Di'wali was held by the descendants of the tribe in 1995, on the 156 anniversary of his death."
Wikipedia - The Bowl (Cherokee Chief)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bowl_(Cherokee_chief)


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"Notable Texas Cherokee -The Bowl Duwali, (d. 1839), Texas Cherokee chief and military leader. Killed at the Battle of the Redlands during the Cherokee War July 1839."
Wikipedia - Texas Cherokees.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Cherokees


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https://www.familytreedna.com/public/BowlesDNA/default.aspx?section=ycolorized
 
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Maciamo would you please add the native Chief, for the rest guys we should look into the following, who could be J2, I have seen people with similar names being J2in Projects:

Quentin Tarantino- J2b(not sure 1 or 2) - Have seen the family name Tarantino for a tested guy and he was from the South of Italy just like Quentin's male line :)
Joe Perry- guy with family name Pereira from Madeira ( where his Dad is from) is J2a-M76


For the rest my GrandPa has matches who are Americans and one has family name Poe(so maybe Edgar Allan) and the other one Gosling ( so maybe Ryan)

It is a long shot, but this is how we find the Y Haplogroups of the Famous :)
 
I only add people who are sufficiently famous. One way to gauge this is the number of translations of their Wikipedia page. Famous individuals with a picture have at least a Wikipedia page in 10 languages (but most of the time over 50 languages). I sometimes add people with less translations under the minor celebrities if I judge that their contribution to history or modern society is remarkable enough. Cherokee Chief Bowl does not qualify.
 
I only add people who are sufficiently famous. One way to gauge this is the number of translations of their Wikipedia page. Famous individuals with a picture have at least a Wikipedia page in 10 languages (but most of the time over 50 languages). I sometimes add people with less translations under the minor celebrities if I judge that their contribution to history or modern society is remarkable enough. Cherokee Chief Bowl does not qualify.

OK I see :)

But we should really investigate the cases of Joe Perry from Aerosmith, Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Allan Poe and Ryan Gosling :) All 4 are extremely famous and would be on the page with a picture and all :)
 

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