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Wed May 24, 2017, 03:10 PM

how many in here have Irish as well as French,Scot,English or other nationalities in their bloodlin


It seems that many Mainers have 2 or more nationalities in their bloodline:

From ancient times Irish society was organised around traditional kinship groups. These “clans” traced their origins to larger pre-surname population groupings such as Uí Briúin in Connacht, Dál gCais in Thomond, Eóghanachta in Munster, Uí Néill in Ulster , and Fir Domnann in Leinster. Within these larger groupings there tended to be one clan who through war and politics became more powerful than others for a period of time and the leaders of some were accorded the status of royalty in Gaelic Ireland. Some of the more important clans to achieve this power were Ó Conor in Connacht, Ó Brien in Thomond, MacCarthy in Desmond, Ó Neill of Tir Eógain in Ulster and Kavanagh in Leinster. The largely symbolic and somewhat mythological role of Ard Rí or High King tended to rotate among the leaders of the main royal clans.

I have English ,welsh, Irish and French at least.

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Reply how many in here have Irish as well as French,Scot,English or other nationalities in their bloodlin (Original post)
luckyleftyme2 May 2017 OP
tazkcmo May 2017 #1
Thomas Hurt May 2017 #2
gordianot May 2017 #3
Polly Hennessey May 2017 #4
Rollo May 2017 #8
onlyadream May 2017 #5
dweller May 2017 #6
Rollo May 2017 #7

Response to luckyleftyme2 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:20 PM

1. Due to repeated invasions

Anybody from the UK or Ireland will more than likely have a mixed heritage. Couple that with migration to America along with Italians, Greeks, Germans, etc. and you may well have an even more mixed set of DNA.

In my family, our ancestors settled in Iowa in 1863, leaving County Kilkenny. One of my sisters did the family tree thing and it turns out we're a bunch of mutts with every nationality you mentioned plus some.

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Response to luckyleftyme2 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:23 PM

2. Irish, Scandinavian English, Western Europe, smidge of European Jewish and Iberia

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Response to luckyleftyme2 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:31 PM

3. French Huguenot, Scott, Irish, German, Native American, Polish

With 7% Neanderthal DNA no less so not entirely Homo Sapiens. A thorough mutt.

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Response to luckyleftyme2 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:36 PM

4. I have

Scotch, Irish, Welsh, English, and French. Surnames: Discombe, Dunham, Hennessey.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #4)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:24 PM

8. I thought "scotch" was a kind of whisky... ;-)

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Response to luckyleftyme2 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:39 PM

5. Just found out my Scottish ancestors

Were from the Gordon Clan. That's 25% of me. The rest is German and Austrian.

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Response to luckyleftyme2 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:17 PM

6. FIGS

Scottish /Irish fathers side
German/French mothers side

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Response to luckyleftyme2 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:22 PM

7. Almost all of the above...

French (Quebec), Scots-Irish. No English that I know of. The Quebequois element supposedly includes some native American, but the family has never been too certain of that, but I've always thought it must be. On the other side, Rusyn (old Ukrainian).

In other words, a mutt like most Americans. The mongrel breed that defeated Hitler's pure master race.

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