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Old 06-05-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I was just reading an article on Germans who went abroad. It does not have to do with this topic, but when you click through those 26 images, many of them show such Germans (usually the ones looking different from all the others). Just posting this as someone put it as though Germans looked all the same, they don't. Most don't look anything like the image Germans have from certain Hollywood movies...

Kulturschock: Arbeiten in fremden Welten - SPIEGEL ONLINE - KarriereSPIEGEL

 
Old 06-05-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity and seeing that Traveler is so knowledgeable about phenotypes what heritage do you think the gentleman below belongs to?

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I was just reading an article on Germans who went abroad. It does not have to do with this topic, but when you click through those 26 images, many of them show such Germans (usually the ones looking different from all the others). Just posting this as someone put it as though Germans looked all the same, they don't. Most don't look anything like the image Germans have from certain Hollywood movies...

Kulturschock: Arbeiten in fremden Welten - SPIEGEL ONLINE - KarriereSPIEGEL
I think there are stereotypes of most nationalities. Most countries have variety in their looks.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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The gentleman above is Dennis Franz. He was born in the US to German parents..
Was he from southern Germany by any chance? People with his look are not uncommon there.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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He looks like an Italian operetta singer.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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In his younger picture he looks fairly unquestionably northern European.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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Was he from southern Germany by any chance? People with his look are not uncommon there.
His German parents' family name was Schlachta, a name I have never come across in Southern Germany.
There is a German site where one can look up the geographical distribution of family names, for Schlachta it looks like this:
Verteilung des Namens "Schlachta" in Deutschland - verwandt.de

More likely than not his parents came from the northern half of Germany...
 
Old 06-05-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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He looks Slavic.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 11:15 AM
 
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He looks Slavic.
I agree, he might have some Polish ancestry.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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The gentleman above is Dennis Franz. He was born in the US to German parents.

The gentleman below is Northern Irish actor Gerard McCarthy


Just to reverse the stereotypes that Don/Traveler has about people.

I also could come here posting a blonde turkish actor and a dark haired swedish actor? so whats the point?

I was talking about generalities, like spanish and italians tend to be on average darker than the French people, the Brits and Irish are on average darker than germans.
 
Old 06-05-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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There is a very big study of British genetics occuring at the moment which should answer a good many questions posed on this thread.

Most of southern, eastern and central England has shown very close genetic similarity with modern populations in the Low Countries, Germany and Denmark, which has been interpreted as representing a major contribution by the Anglo-Saxons, while the populations of areas such as Wales and Cornwall are closer to populations of modern-day western France. [2

People of the British Isles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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