My Heritage and DNA

My Heritage:

I’ve always heard we’re English, Irish, Dutch, Scotch, Scots-Irish, Black-Dutch, German. I hadn’t heard about the Vikings, the Spanish or Italians until I had an DNA test. My DNA breaks down as follows:

  • Western Europe: 70%
    Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein; also: England, Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic.
  • Ireland:  18%
    Ireland, Wales and Scotland; also France and England
  • Scandinavia: 8%
    Sweden, Norway, Denmark; also: Great Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Baltic States, Finland
  • Great Britain: 2%
    England, Wales, Scotland; Also Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Italy.
  • Iberian Peninsula: 2%
    Spain, Portugal; also: France, Morocco, Algeria, Italy

I’m more Western European than most western Europeans are. According to the typical native of Western Europe is only 48%, and I’m 70%. I think that’s worth a trip some day.


5 responses to “My Heritage and DNA

  1. Lamar Cossey

    February 16, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Jan, can you get your DNA data included on Family Tree DNA of Houston or with one of the associated sites where test from many providers is listed?

    • Jan

      February 17, 2015 at 12:14 am

      I’ve sent you an email about it. Tell me how to go about it and I’m game.

  2. Lamar Cossey

    February 18, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    I’ll check out the posiblilities and let you know what we might do.

  3. Pam Rose Kirkpatrick

    July 26, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I came across your blog while researching my Rose family through our Jordan line. My “dead end” is Archibald Rose, b. 1780-90 in Virginia. He was married to Elizabeth Mason Holloway (Rose), widow of James Rose of Sussex, VA. I have never been able to find a biological link between Archibald or James. Our Rose family moved from VA to TN/AL/SC. Just wondering if we might have a common link somewhere back in Virginia.

    • Jan

      July 26, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Hmmmm… I’ll have to check my family tree and see what shakes out. My line has a fairly extensive family history online somewhere. It was created by a distant cousin. It doesn’t include us, but it gets to a grandpa that I do know. I”ll have to look for that link and I’ll send it to you.
      Archibald doesn’t ring a bell in my line, but could easily be a cousin of one of my guys.My line was in Virginia, and then North Carolina for a bit during the Revolutionary war. Then they went to Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas and finally Oklahoma. I’ll see what turns up.
      Thanks for getting in touch.


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