My Ancestry Thoughts Confirmed

My DNA results have confirmed my thought that I probably have Viking Ancestry:

66% England and Northwestern Europe predominantly north – East Midlands, Yorkshire and North England – 12% Scotland, 10% Sweden and Denmark, 1% Norway are pretty convincing. The southwestern English elements would have come from my father.

I now have the added intrigue as I continue reading “Kristin Lavransdatter” of the possibility that my ancestors may have lived like those in the novel

This evening, with my appetite back, with the others in the kitchen, I enjoyed roast chicken, Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and parsnips, cauliflower; still from a tray on my knees in the sitting room, and drank water.


  1. I did my DNA about 18 months ago and I am predominantly Welsh, Irish and a bit of Scottish in there. I was hoping for some Viking, but, alas, no.

  2. I’m glad that you are feeling better, Derrick! You couldn’t be any more an Englishman, could you! Very nice! ????????☺️????????

  3. What wonderful regions of the world to be from, Derrick! This is so interesting and so cool!
    How great that you found all of this out whilst reading “Kristin Lavransdatter”!
    I’m glad you are only 1% Norwegian! Norwegians can be ornery! Ha! (My hubby’s maternal grandfather was born in Norway and he was super ornery. 🙂 )
    My hubby and I have grandparents, and other ancestors, from Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, etc., so we have watched EVERY viking movie and TV series that exist! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    PS…When my hubby was 10 years old, because of his Danish and Norwegian grandfathers, he did a report for school on the Vikings, and specifically The Berserkers, and told his mom about what he learned. She said, with horror in her voice, “Oh, no! I’m sure OUR ancestors did NOT act like THAT!” HA! 🙂

    1. Thanks very much, Carolyn. The biggest surprise in Kristin is that mediaeval Norway was a Catholic country. XX

  4. Good mixed results. I still haven’t done my test and I’ve had it since my birthday in January! I keep forgetting about it.

  5. I am tempted to have mine tested, though I suspect it will be rather boring. A huge percentage will be from France, a puny one from Scotland and maybe a smidge from something else. Maybe one day, I will check it out.
    So happy you have your appetite back!

  6. I am not surprised at the Viking genes showing up given the history of the U.K. I agree, that would make “Kristin Lavransdatter” an even more interesting read.

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