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  • Jacomina Carteniers, SM/PROG (c.1675 - c.1714)
    Alias: Jacomina Caartenier(s) / Carsteniess / Caartomers / Kaerseuidts. SEE Alternate surnames: Kaarteniers/Kaerteniers/Caertenier/Cardeniers/Caarteniers Noted events in her life were: • Emigrati...
  • Sara Barendsz Cochet, SM/PROG (c.1650 - 1714)
    Sara Cochet appears to have arrived from Walcheren/ Oost Soutberg in Zeeland on the Oosterland on 25 April 1688 as the widow of Pieter/Pierre le Clercq (with whom Coertzen says she had a son, Abraham l...
  • Marion Carlezon (1937 - 2009)
  • Edith May Stern (1891 - d.)

For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup K1a or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested.

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Haplogroup K has an estimated age of about 12,000 years. In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of the K haplogroup Katrine. (Source: Wikipedia, Haplogroup U (mtDNA))


Haplogroup K makes up a sizeable fraction of European and West Asian mtDNA lineages. It is now known it is actually a subclade of haplogroup U8b'K, and is believed to have first arisen in northeastern Italy. Haplogroup UK shows some evidence of being highly protective against AIDS progression.

Subclades of K

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