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Flick/Fleck/Fleek/Fl Surname DNA Project

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Member Count: 15
Surnames
Fleak, Fleck, Fleek, Flick
Description
Flick/Fleck/Fleek/Fleak This project welcomes all male participants with the surnames Flick, Fleck, Fleek, and any other variant of these names. Our goal is to find connections between the various family lines both in the U.S. and Europe, and to help participants understand more about the ancient origins of their paternal ancestors. As females do not carry the Y-DNA, this project is unfortunately for male participants only. We encourage females in the Flick, Fleck, Fleek families interested in testing their mtDNA to contribute to geographical mtDNA projects from where they believe their maternal ancestors originated.
Background
This project welcomes all male participants with the surnames Flick, Fleck, Fleek, and any other variant of these names. Our goal is to find connections between the various family lines in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere, and to help participants understand more about the ancient origins of their paternal ancestors.

Please see our project news page and results page for details on our findings thus far.

As females do not carry the Y-DNA, this project is unfortunately for male participants only. We encourage females in the Flick, Fleck, Fleek families interested in testing their mtDNA to contribute to geographical mtDNA projects from where they believe their maternal ancestors originated.
News
-In August 2010 the project added its 5th member.

-In June 2010 one Flick member tested additional SNPs and was found to have a new SNP of A+ at rs2538860. This finding resulted in the two haplogroup G Flicks being the only known members of a newly created subgroup called G2a3b1a4. Given this finding, it could be even easier to identify individuals with a paternal line relation to these Flick men.

-As of June 2010 the project had 4 members, two from haplogroup G and two from haplogroup I1. The two from haplogroup G are believed to be from the same paternal line. The two from haplogroup I1 have a genetic distance of 3, and may or may not be from the same paternal line. If they are, it is possible their common ancestor is a number of generations back, resulting in marker mutations that resulted in the genetic distance.

-As of April 2010 the project had 3 members from haplogroups G2a and I1.

-In April 2010 a review of public DNA databases found a Fleck sample that was also G2a, but differed on several markers. Men with the surname Flick, Flock, Flikke in the UK and Europe were also found in the databases with the haplogroup R1b.

-As of January 2010 the project had 2 members, both haplogroup G2a.

-The project was officially launched on 24 November 2009.
Results
So far, the project has 5 members who have tested with Family Tree DNA. Their results are displayed on the Y-DNA results tab of this site. Two have the surname Flick and have tested as haplogroup G, specifically sub-group G2a3b1a4. Haplogroup G is uncommon worldwide, but found in small percentages (3-7%) throughout Europe. It is found in higher frequencies in populations in the Caucasus region, and more infrequently in other parts of the world. We recommend reading more at the Haplogroup G Project website here: http://www.members.cox.net/morebanks/G2Ideas.html.

Two members with the surnames Fleck and Flick have been predicted by FTDNA as belonging to haplogroup I1.

The most recent member, our fifth, is as of yet unassigned. Once his complete panel of markers are completed in the lab, we will know to which group he belongs.

Results from several other men who have tested with other DNA companies cannot be shown on the Y-DNA results page. However, we have listed some general information below about their haplogroup results. Thus far Flicks, Flecks and variant spellings of the name appear to fall into only three haplogroups: G2a, R1b and I1.

-A Fleck male has tested as haplogroup G2a, but there are several marker differences between his sample and the two Flicks above. Each marker difference is only at a distance of 1 value, except for one marker which is off by a value of 2.

-A Flick male from the UK has tested as R1b.

-A man with the surname Fluke, also in the UK, tested as R1b, however his results differed on several markers from the Flick male in the UK.

-A Flock male, who I believe is in Germany, tested as R1b, and differs on only a few markers from the Flick male in the UK.

-A Flikke male has also tested as R1b. He only tested 12 markers, but shows some similarity to the Flick male from the UK, differing on a few markers, but at small values.

We welcome any men with the surnames listed above - or similar variants - to join the project and test. Testing through the project will get you a discounted rate.
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