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Old 06-15-2013, 10:54 AM
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Location: Cushing OK
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'English' used to mean you were of non-celtic descent, basically saxon, angle, etc and British meant yoiu were from the island nation. There is also a difference in language and to some extent appearance in areas where there is a lot of descent from Danes (roughly mid to the southern portion of the land below Scotland.) There remain differences in language.

A friend who was attending school in Scotland keyed me in about this because my characters I was writing was British, but while to us its the same, not to the Brits...

I was telling someone once that I have a lot of scots in my geneology and he said its quite obvious since I look it.

 
Old 08-18-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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The picture is not detailed enough for me, from what I seem to see, you don't look typical British.
 
Old 08-18-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Nope, when I think of British I think of really hot blonde chicks... Sorry you don't fit the bill...
 
Old 08-18-2013, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I'm American but completely of British Isles (inc. Ireland) descent.
Yes
 
Old 11-09-2013, 09:46 PM
 
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Here's another pic of me (not that great a pic, I will say)
Not typical!
 
Old 11-10-2013, 02:54 AM
 
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Yes you do Belmont. The British and Irish have a varied appearance and you would fit in fine.
 
Old 11-11-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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a lot of americans that claim native american ancestry have your look

possible 1/32 native american
 
Old 11-11-2013, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Beats me. I have roughly the same background you do, but I'm blonde with blue eyes so I imagine there are varied types that would be considered "British".

Anyway, you're a handsome young man.
 
Old 11-11-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Damn! Another pygmy/eskimo I see! With just a bit of Estonian thrown in.
 
Old 11-11-2013, 08:33 PM
 
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And none of this has anything to do with genealogy.... closed.
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