Re: Startling Revelation: Half of the British are Germans! ?
Germanic blood is all over the place, apparently more Americans have German ancestry than Irish, and France was named after a Germanic tribe called the Franks (they would not admit it).
one researcher a few years ago claimed that most Britons (regardless if English, Welsh, Scots, and Northern Irish), were genetically closest to people in Northern Spain esp Basques, just that the English and Scots have got a little bit more Germanic blood (Angles, Jutes Saxons, Vikings) etc these groups arrived in small groups but cultrally dominated and intermarrying introducing the English language and other Germanic cultral stuff etc.
Quite a long complex issue, that could rage all day.
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