Secretive, vague tombstone inscriptions on the graves and different, strange customs of about 5,000 villagers surnamed Xiao in Zhongmu county, Henan province make them often puzzled for their own parentage. Although there were rumors that the Xiao villagers are descendants of Mongols, such rumors have not been confirmed until now.
On October 18, experts from four institutions including Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese Institute of the History of Yuan Dynasty, Henan Academy of Social Sciences, and Inner Mongolia University held a "Xiao Clan Source Appraisal Meeting" in Zhongmu county and jointly identified that the villagers surnamed Xiao in Zhongmu are the descendants of Genghis Khan, the first emperor of Yuan Dynasty.
Genghis Khan might be the man who spreads Y chromosome most widely in human history
Genghis Khan and his first wife had four sons who became the Khan of four tributaries later. In addition, Genghis Khan also got married with numerous women from different regions under his dominion and they gave birth to hundreds of children for him.
On May 31, 2006, the world's major media outlets reported about the finding of gene identification made by Brian Sykes, professor of human genetics at Oxford University: The 48-year-old American Tom Robinson has blood relationship with Genghis Khan, a man of 800 years ago. Professor Sykes said that Genghis Khan might be the man who spreads his Y chromosome most widely in human history. He passed the Y chromosome to hundreds of his descendants who were scattered in various parts of his empire. These descendants became monarchs and nobles so they could give birth to more children and grandchildren.
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