Here are my DNA results - overall not much different than expected:
From our genealogy you would expect somewhat more than a quarter German, around 10 to 15 percent Irish and the rest mainly English and Scottish.
Givens - My Y-DNA was a surprise - I am from ancient Southern Irish ancestry. Ancient meaning that our Givens have been in Ireland from the earliest times. This blows away the theories of our ancestry being French or Scottish.
Ancestry Family Finder Test:
Overall - Europe 98% broken down as:
Europe West 53%
Trace regions: Scandinavia 3%, Great Britian 1%, Italy/Greece, Iberian Peninusla, Europe East and Finland/Northwest Russia all under 1%
West Asia 2%
Trace regions: Caucasus 1%, Middle East under 1%
Same test done at FamilyTreeDNA (with a different group of test takers to compare to)
Overall - European 96%
British Isles 69%
Western and Central European 13%
Eastern Europe 12%
Southern Europe 2%
Central Asian (Afghanistan/Iran area) 3%
Thoughts - My Germans are an amalgum of many groups of who came through Europe and mixed (Huns, Maygars, etc.) and mixed with the native people. My British Isles ancestors really are mainly of Norman (French) orgin and came over to the British Isles in 1066 with William the Conqueror and thus aren't really of British origins as FamilyTreeDNA.
8 years ago