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Old 03-05-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Near Tours, France about 4710'N 025'E
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Or Brittany
Brittany what?

 
Old 03-05-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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The french do not hate the British. Being different doesn't mean we should hate each other. most french people do not care much for British, let's remind us that we have 7 other neighboring countries to care about.
And we don't care about you either so it is mutually exclusive.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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I have had so much fun reading this, please keep it going.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 03:08 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Brittany what?
Forget it, I don't like to explain obvious things...
 
Old 03-05-2013, 07:46 PM
 
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No, the british (trow Irish in) are just noticeable darker than the rest of northern europe.



The person in denial is you, who tries in every moment to distance the UK and France, Turning France in a typical romance bull fighting country and ENgland in a thor-look-alike northern european one, both very distant from the really.

For me the British just look closer to the people in northern france (not exactly but somewhat similar)


Lastnames existing in both UK/France:

Archer
Barret
Baron
Barron
Barry
Beaumont
Bennet (mostly Scottish in UK)
Berry
Bodin
Burton
Cantillon (rare in England)
Colson
Cousin
Darcy
Dillon (rare in France)
Ferry
Forest
Fort
Granger
Granville
Harcourt (rare in France)
Hardy
Havard
Hayes
Herbert
Jolly
Jordan
Lambert
Lombard
Mace
Mandeville (rare in France)
Morel (rare in Britain)
Noble
Page
Paget
Parry (mostly Welsh in UK)
Percy (rare in France)
Perry
Roche
Rose
Roy
Royal
Salmon
Samson (mostly Scottish in UK)
Talbot
Vernon
The names quoted above are all Norman names and came to the UK and Ireland from the Normans who where originally (how ironic) a Viking people from Scandinavia. There are a lot more Norman names than that in the UK and Ireland. The Irish names Burke and Fitzgerald all come from the Normans. There are many of them.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 08:22 PM
 
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The names quoted above are all Norman names and came to the UK and Ireland from the Normans who where originally (how ironic) a Viking people from Scandinavia. There are a lot more Norman names than that in the UK and Ireland. The Irish names Burke and Fitzgerald all come from the Normans. There are many of them.
Yes but they were from northern france by that time, not scandinavian, thats why those lastnames also exist in northern france and not scandinavia.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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^ In my experience British are about 50/50 light dark, both in hair and eye colour. The maps seem to bear that out.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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^ In my experience British are about 50/50 light dark, both in hair and eye colour. The maps seem to bear that out.

Even the Welsh and southern English?
 
Old 03-05-2013, 09:05 PM
 
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Yes but they were from northern france by that time, not scandinavian, thats why those lastnames also exist in northern france and not scandinavia.
And they spoke french not a Scandinavian language.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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Yes but they were from northern france by that time, not scandinavian, thats why those lastnames also exist in northern france and not scandinavia.
They were still a mixed population with Scandinavian origins.

Who do you think the British descend from? Populations are closest to their neighbours and Northern France is also a mixed population.

What exactly is your point? From reading your posts you say that British are a dark population when this is not accurate. The British (and Irish) are mostly a brown haired, blue eyed and fair skinned population. Britain has more blond hair than Ireland and Ireland has a higher percentage of blue eyes but they are not hugely different from their neighbours despite what you are trying to imply.

The British Isles is a cloudy overcast area so majority of the population are fair skinned and light eyes. It wouldn't make sense for most of the population to look like Southern Europeans as the climate is mostly sunless and rainy. Every population has examples of dark haired and dark eyed people but there is a gradient. The more north you go the more blond and blue eyed the population is but even Scandinavia has people that have darker colouring. You make it like it is an insult to have dark hair and brown eyes.
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