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Gallegos Surname DNA Project

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Surnames
Gallegos
Description
The Spanish colonization of the New World, during the 16th century and later, brought individuals with the surname Gallegos throughout Latin America. Individuals with this surname are also to be found through out Latin America raising the probability of how many distant cousins could be united by a DNA project such as this. This project, in its broadest sense, aims to find out just which Gallegos lines are connected and what is the ethnic origin of these lines.
Background
The Spanish colonization of the New World, during the 16th century and later, brought individuals with the surname Gallegos to the Americas. Individuals with this surname are to be found through-out Latin America, raising the probability of how many distant cousins could be united by a DNA project such as this.
Goals
This project, in its broadest sense, aims to find out just which Gallegos lines are connected and what is the ethnic origin of these lines.

This project, which is open to all people with the surname Gallegos, mainly focuses on the New Mexico Gallegos branch.

According to the latest genealogical research in New Mexico on the Gallegos family, the earliest progenitor is a Luis Gallegos de Terrazas.

Luis Gallegos de Terrazas was born circa 1570. He was from Durango, Mexico. He was a freighter married to a Pascuala de Rueda.

His son, Afz. Diego Gallegos, was born around 1600. He who was married to a Catalina de Rivera. Afz. Diego Gallegos worked as a cattleman and silver miner in the Parral area of Mexico. He had two brothers - Antonio Gallegos and Juan Burruel de Luna.

Afz. Diego Gallegos had two sons - Jose Gallegos and Antonio Gallegos. These two brothers came to New Mexico around 1675. There descendants are the Gallegos of New Mexico.

*Source: "By Force Of Arms". John L. Kessell & Rick Hendricks, Editors
News
Gallegos - One who came from Gallego or Gallegos (Galicia, an ancient Spanish kingdom), the names of places in Spain.

*Source: Smith, Elsdon C. "New Dictionary of American Family Names". New York: Harper and Row Brothers, 1956.

RECOMMENDED LINKS:

MALDONADO FAMILY DNA PROJECT:

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/maldonado

GALICIA, SPAIN DNA PROJECT -

http://www.familytreedna.com/public/GaliciaDNA/

BASQUE DNA PROJECT -

www.familytreedna.com/public/BasqueDNA

IBERIAN PENINSULA DNA PROJECT -

www.familytreedna.com/public/IberianDNA

FOR NEW MEXICO FAMILIES IN GENERAL -

www.familytreedna.com/public/NewMexicoDNA
Results
Y-DNA RESULTS:

Gallegos - G2: Caucasus of Europe. This is a fairly rare haplogroup found mostly in men from the Mediterranean, the Caucasus, and the Middle East. The highest concentration of Haplogroup G men is found today in the Caucasus Mountains, in several small countries to the south of Russia - countries such as Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. The G2 branch of this lineage (containing the P15 mutation) is found most often in Europe and the Middle East.

The Alan Sarmatians were military allies of the Vandals and the Suevi during the conquest of Iberia, it is likely that this is the origin of haplogroup G2 in Spain. The Alan Sarmatians' ancient homeland was the Caucasus Mountains. About 8% of northern Spaniards share this origin.

MT-DNA RESULTS:

Pending descriptions -
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