Details of the 99%

So I thought I would give you some further insight to the percentages in yesterday’s post. I will start with my paternal line and then go into my maternal line after that. I will let you know where I think each line came from in order to make up the DNA results I talked about yesterday.

My Paternal Lines- In Alphabetical Order

I will put the surname first and then the country I *think* each family came from before entering the US. If I don’t know, the family won’t be included on the list.

Bear- I suspect this family is Native American but can’t prove it
Bond- England
Caudill- Scotland or England- not certain
Day- Wales
Drake- England
Greer- Scotland
Hubbard- England
Larkin- Possibly Ireland
Littrell- Ireland
Lowe- England
Pilgrim- I suspect Germany but don’t know anything certain
Reed- Ireland
Sargent- England
Watts- England
Wedding- Germany
Weddle- Netherlands

Is it becoming clear why my data states 56% British Isles??

My Maternal Lines- In Alphabetical Order

I will put the surname first and then the country I *think* each family came from before entering the US. If I don’t know, the family won’t be included on the list.

Bates- I suspect probably Germany but don’t know really
Chenoweth- England
Dale- England
Dow- England
Ellis- England
Elston/Elton- England
Gibson- Ireland
Reiter/Riter- Germany
Scott- Native American
White- England

So you can see that my mom’s heritage is a big mystery to me, but still helps to account for a good portion of that 56% British Isles result.

I’ve pretty well accounted for the 56% British Isles. I’ve accounted for exactly ZERO of the 25% Scandinavian DNA. I feel like I’ve done a decent job covering the 10% Western and Central Europe (Germany). I’ve accounted for exactly ZERO of the 7% Southern Europe. And that 1% Central/South Asian plus the half percentages of Eastern/Middle East and Ashkenazi Jew?? Still nothing (although I suspect the Reiter family on Mom’s side and possibly the Pilgrim family on Dad’s side)! However, I’ve starting dabbling with the Jewishgen.org website and have found so many of the surnames that I believe to be German (on both mine AND Bart’s families) so maybe I’ll make some headway on the Jewish angle in 2017.

Until next time,
Lisa @ Days of Our Lives

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