Understanding DNA

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My probable ancestor, Pedro Munoz de Alderete b 1524 in Talavera de la Reina Spain, is shown on one site (http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/munoz/results?raw=1) as having this DNA code: 

R1b1a1a2 R-M269

 

I have no idea what this means. Can anyone explain, please? Ta muchly
in The Tree House by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 6 (69.3k points)

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It means his paternal line of forefathers and his yDNA are the most common western European haplogroup.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_R1b  This information by itself is not very useful.  If there are genetic matches with other men in the Munoz project https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Munoz you may be able to find the common yDNA ancestor for the two or more matches. As it is, kit #308092 is a test of an anonymous man that traces his paternal line of forefathers back to Pedro, but hs has no close genetic matches in the project at this time.  

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (531k points)
Thanks so much, Kitty. You explained it really well. :-)

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