Ancestry DNA

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  1. Lowly Layman

    Lowly Layman Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Anyone gotten their DNA tested? My wife really got into our geneology and we got tested. It was really an eye opener!

    All my life I was told I was mostly Dutch, German and Scottish. Turns out, genetically speaking, I'm more English than the typical Englishman. lol. I'm 90% English. The rest is 7% Scottish/Irish, 2% Western European, and 1% Middle Eastern (probably Jewish). Very surprised given what I grew up hearing.

    It's been very enlightening.

    Anyone else?
     
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    I had mine done a while back, with a scandinavian big, which probably relates to pre-conquest England. And a piece of Iberia that I do not as yet understand. It is very interesting.

    In terms of the middle eastern origins, don't forget that simple line in the Anglo Saxons Chronicles 'The Picts came from Sythia'
     
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    Lowly Layman Well-Known Member Anglican

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    hmmm...great point!
     
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    My wife and I did those for Christmas two years ago. We tried to test our oldest daughter too, but we couldn't get a good sample from her (she was 1 at the time). I tested 100% white with a majority of Western European, a stronger than expected dose of Irish, a fair amount of Scandinavian, and a strong Finn/Rus marker (which was a surprise that my mother still refuses to accept is accurate based on the oral history of her family). Recently, they emailed me an update and it indicated that I had a fairly unique marker which traces to a particular region of Eastern Norway on the border with Sweden.

    My wife is Puerto Rican and tested 41% European, 41% West African, and 18% Amer-indian. That is close to the average for mestizo Puerto Ricans.
     
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    Both my parents have done so separately. My father had no surprises. Predominately Iberian-indigenous with a significant British Isles minority (Our last name comes from an Anglo-Texan settler family who moved south) and small Sephardic Jewish and Sub-saharan African traces. My mom is pretty much primarily Celtic (Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish) and German with significant English traces.
     
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    Though I am always curious how they trace something like "Irish" or "Welsh" given the significant non-native settlement in the area.
     

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