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? asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 2 months ago

do i have any Anglo Saxon in me?

i'm just wondering out of interest really, i'm a man in my 40s of spanish decent born in the uk, my father is from spain and my mother from the isle of man...so based on my ancestry would i have any Anglo saxon lineage?

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  • 2 months ago
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    @Elsie Treize - But Anglo-Saxons and 'Vikings'* shared a common ancestry in the Germanic tribes, so anyone from the Isle of Mann could still have Anglo-Saxon lineage.

    *Viking was more a job description than a specific genetic group. Most Vikings were Danes but not all. They could have originated anywhere along the north western European coastline, including the homelands of the Angles and Saxons.

  • 2 months ago

    Thanks to the Vikings, you have Anglo-Saxon and everything else you can think of including African. 

  • 2 months ago

    You might do but besides potential genetic issues you can't control why would you be bothered?

  • 2 months ago

    I was going to say YES, Isle of Mann is British, but then I found this : "So the island was spared the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons. But it was not spared the Vikings. They pillaged the island in the first half of the ninth century and then, as in much of the rest of the British Isles, ......."

    So maybe you have no Anglo-Saxon lineage. 


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  • Newton
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The best way to find out is to take a ancestry test that includes Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA markers

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Could be - those Anglo Saxon's went everywhere they could to spread their seed. Why not just get your blood profile?

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