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My DNA Ancestry (52% English, 29% Celtic, 12% French)

My DNA Ancestry (52% English, 29% Celtic, 12% French) July 22, 2021

My last update received was in February 2020, so it’s been about a year and a half. I tested with Living DNA rather than Ancestry.com (like my wife Judy) and am glad that I did, because it (uniquely) breaks up the British Isles into 20 areas, offering a wonderful specificity with regard to an already ethnically and genetically complex region; and that is my main ethnicity. Here’s how it breaks down:

Europe: 98.5%
Arabia: 1.5%
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Now I break it down into regions:
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1) Great Britain and Ireland: 81.3%
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Central England 21.1%
Northumbria 19.5% [about half is in Scotland. Its portion includes Edinburgh and the Armstrong Clan border lands. The English portion includes Durham, Newcastle, and York; Lindisfarne, Venerable Bede]
Southeast England 10.6% [including London]
Ireland 5.2%
South Central England 5.1% [includes Oxford]
Northern Ireland and Southwest Scotland 5.0% [0.2 added because of a mistake in the update for the total of 81.3%]
East Anglia 4.2%
Northwest Scotland 2.6% [includes Highlands]
North Wales 2.0%
Cornwall 2.0%
South England 1.4%
Cumbria 1.4% [Lakes District; Wordsworth]
Orkney and Shetland Islands 1.2%
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Further Breakdown
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England (minus Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, half of Northumbria, Orkney and Shetland Islands, and Cumbria): 52.15%
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Celtic Lands (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, half of Northumbria, Cumbria, Orkney and Shetland Islands): 29.15%:
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Scotland 16.05%
Ireland 7.7%
Wales 2.0%
Cornwall 2.0%
Cumbria 1.4%
Orkney and Shetland Islands 1.2%
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2) France 11.7%
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3) Tuscany [Italy; includes Florence and Siena; area of the Etruscan civilization: 1000-400 BC; genetically derived from Turkey and/or Armenia. One genetics study indicated “25–34% of Middle Eastern component in modern Tuscans.”] 3.5%
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4) South Germanic 2.0%
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5) Arabia 1.5%
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Related Reading
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My Southern Ancestry [Facebook, 1-19-15]

Joined Ancestry.com [Facebook, 12-14-17]

More Cool Ancestry Stuff (David Thompson, Founder of New Hampshire in 1623) [Facebook, 12-22-17]

Ancestry Fun (Back to 928, Normandy, and Likely Vikings, Too) / King Edward IV of England (r. 1461-1483) [Facebook, 1-10-18]

Back to 260 A. D. Now in My Ancestry Searching (+ Debate on Ancient Genealogies) [Facebook, 1-17-18]

Cerdic: The Line Between History and Legend / Folklore, and Another Possible Ancestor [Facebook, 1-23-18]

Letter to My Wife’s Siblings on Their Father Ray Kozora’s Eastern European Ancestry [Facebook, 2-25-18]

The Armstrong Clan is Pictish in Origin [Facebook, 3-5-18]

My DNA Ancestry Results Are In / Spanish Origin of the Celts? [Facebook, 3-12-18]

My DNA Ancestry: Looking Back 10,000 Years [Facebook, 3-12-18]

Elizabeth Lucy Wayte: mistress of King Edward IV (r. 1461-1470) whose daughter married into the Lumley line that goes all the way down to my paternal grandfather [Facebook, 5-27-18]

Now I’m a Direct Descendant of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, and Still Going Back Further in Time! [Facebook, 5-31-18]

My 23rd and 24th Great Grandfathers, Sir Alan Stewart (1272-1333) and Sir John Stewart (1246-1298): Scottish Freedom Fighters [Facebook, 6-6-18]

Ancestry DNA: Update for Wife Judy (Revised: May 2019) [Facebook, 5-20-19]

My Ancestry (English Royalty, St. Margaret, Cleopatra, Etc.) (particular, detailed documentation with links) [12-2-19]

My DNA Ancestry Update (Great Links in the Combox) [Facebook, 2-4-20]

“The Cousin Explainer” (1st, 2nd, 3rd, cousins, etc.: chart) [Facebook, 9-5-20]

Wife Judy’s DNA Ancestry Update (September 2020): Ancestry.com [Facebook, 9-23-20]

Ethnic Makeup / Ancestry of My Children, Based on Genetics (September 2020 Update) [Facebook, 9-23-20]

I’m a 15th Cousin, Once Removed, of Queen Elizabeth! [Facebook, 3-14-21]

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Photo credit: Armstrong Scottish Clan Tartan Motto [Etsy.com]
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Summary: I summarize the latest update of my genetic ancestry results from Living DNA: a company that pays attention to different areas of the British Isles & Ireland (81.3% of my ancestry).
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