The male ancestors of the Jatars were not the original inhabitants of this land (India) as mentioned in this post. My father, Sudhir Jatar, analysed his DNA (both Y-DNA and Mt-DNA) and the post mentioned above explains the Y-DNA report. All those with a male Jatar ancestor would share. Y-DNA checks the male side ie. father’s father and so on.
The only way to trace the ancient origin of the Jatar line is by measuring the Y DNA. Humans have 23 chromosomes and only one of these is the Y chromosome and the genes on the Y chromosomes are mostly to do with gender-related attributes. The Y chromosome is passed from parent to child without recombination. Therefore it is the most reliable way of finding the origin of the person. A person has 23 pairs of chromosomes (one of each pair from one parent, totalling 46) and 22 of these recombine when a child is created.
An analysis of the Y DNA chromosome tells us that the Jatars were outsiders, the invaders. Here is the break-up of our DNA if it is categorised into Invaders, Farmers, Hunter-Gatherers.
The Jatars were a warrior clan and perhaps it is not surprising that so many Jatars or the descendants of the Jatars were naturally attracted to joining the services – Army, Navy, Airforce. It is in our very DNA! Please note that the other chromosomes have genes passed down from both the mother and the father and these recombine to form a completely new human being.
In the chart below, you will see the ethnic makeup percentage of the Y-DNA kit of my father. The origins are from Central Asia mostly, the north of North India!
<1% refers to a trace percentage
The people who have been matched with the Jatars from similar haplogroups are from Germany, Sweden, Poland, Croatia, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, UAE, Italy, Iraq and Sweden. The FTDNA company which analyses the DNA sends us email ids of the individual who are related to us from anywhere between 5-24 generations. We have Arabs as well as people from Mongolia as our distant cousins.
While our original ancestor was of European origin, this origin has been diluted over the generations and at present, our genes have barely a trace of his presence.