My Heritage and DNA
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 Ancestry.com 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 Ancestry.com the typical native of Western Europe is only 48%, and I’m 70%. I think that’s worth a trip some day.