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My Ethiopian Cousin

I have a 5th cousin who is a black man, predominantly. He says his family came from Ethiopian Jews. The interesting thing is that he triangulated with my Ashkenazi Jewish cousins and cousins with Spanish names, likely Sephardic. These all triangulate on chromosome 22.

I have more Jewish cousins on chromosome 6. These are 6th cousins and the triangulation is with Jewish names that may appear to be more ancient, eastern European. No Sephardic triangulation on my chromosome 6 has yet been found

I also have Jewish cousins who are Sephardic from the cluster in New Mexico.

Here are the last names of a few of my 100 known 5th Jewish cousins by DNA (race) triangulated on chromosome 22:

Sandler
Getler
Pearl
Lefkowitz
Rosenbloom
Schnell
Bruk
Rogov
Schwartz
Schreiber
Pacheco (Likely Sephardic)
Fechelin (Likely Sephardic)
Markus
Lehrer
Heslin
Blatt
Yosim
Greengrass
Green

My natural last name is Ramirez. While my most recent cousins are of Spanish descent, I have twice as much Portuguese DNA alon…