The Belgian

WALDACK family

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DNA Analysis


Our haplogroup is  R1b1b2a2*, defined by SNP  P312.
Wat does this say about our deep-ancestry ?

  • By making use of tiny differences between individual DNA, it is -in principle- possible to recontruct the pedigree of all mankind.

  • In practice, the Y-chromosome is used to investigate the male lineage. This chromosome is given from father to son but not to his daughters.

  • The results of this type of DNA-analysis is reflected in several haplogroups. The individuals that make up a group have common DNA-mutations and also a common regional background.

  • In this way we can trace the ultimate ancestor of OUR father's father's ... father's father.



  -70.000 year 
    "Out of Africa"
  -25.000 year      Central-Asia (current Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan)
  -10.000 year      back tot the Caucasus (current North-Iran, Azerbeidjan, Georgia)
 / -5.000 year    journey around the Black Sea

(South: via current Anatolia,Turkey & North: via current Ukraďne, Southern-Russia)
  -5.000 year     
  to Central-Europe (via current Bulgaria, Rumenia)
  -3.000 year
        (proto)-Celtic cultures around the Alps

  • Current distribution of our haplogroup

‘Our’ haplogroup R1b... is the most common in Western Europe

  • Migration of our ancestors


  • Mutations that lead to our haplogroup R1b1b2a2*


Our DNA-investigation comes to an end with the S116/P312-mutation
of about 5,300 years ago (3,300 BC).
The German split of the S21/U106 mutation (3,500 years ago) is NOT ours,
 neither are the later refinements of 'our' S116/P312 that are found with the
 Basques, Catalans, Brits en Italians.
* at the end of our haplogroup R1b1b2a2* means
that -for us- there is a need for further haplogroup classification.


Nevertheless a clue for further investigation ?

  • We compared our DNA with databases on the internet ( , en and we searched for the most related DNA's.
    Then we could visualize these cases on a map: 


23 identical markers                                 20 identical markers

  • There are a lot of related DNA’s in Belgium and Holland, but also in the United Kingdom and in Germany.

  • It is interesting to notice that the German DNA is concentrated near the Black Forest, where we can find the WALDACH river and the little town of WALDACHTAL !

  • The genetic distance suggests a common ancestor about 700 to 900 years ago.


     UFFEL[USA-Pennsylvania], UFFEL[Germany]



    Could it be that the surname WALDACK came to Belgium, at that time, with a immigrant from the German Black Forest ?