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Old 11-27-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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All I can tell you is that my family has been in what is now the US since the 1640s, and living in the "south" (VA and then SC and then LA and then TX) since the late 1600s - owned slaves, didn't own slaves, etc. - and I have had my DNA tested and I'm the whitest person I've ever known.

Oh, and I have dark brown hair and very dark brown eyes, a pug nose and full lips. And I'm basically a Viking.

So much for stereotypes and hearsay I guess.
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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I'm wondering if the OP is thinking of people like Elvis.

Turns out, in addition to the aforementioned African-American admixture, a lot of Southerners have American Indian (particularly Cherokee) admixture. Like Elvis.

Might want to read about the Melungeons, too:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melungeon
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:47 AM
 
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It cracks me up the number of times that Anglos invoke the alleged "reality" of so many Anglos being "part CHEROKEE"

It's like they only know one name of an "Indian Tribe" !!! ha ha ..the facts in the south are that there were far more Creeks, Choctaws, Seminole all around the SE !! keep in mind, these groups were FAR more "ethnic-looking" than your favorite "Cherokee", and race mixing between these Indian groups and whites, blacks, mulattoes and a multitude of other ethnic groups of Spanish, Italian, French (all natls), Greeks etc was COMMONPLACE.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Oh, for God's sake...
lol... it's true. People in the Midwest do have different European origins than most of the South. I look like I'm straight out of Germany.
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:27 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Can't find anything regarding particular ancestry at all.
Hillbillies and Rednecks

Redneck

The origins of this term are Scottish and refer to supporters of the National Covenant and The Solemn League and Covenant, or Covenanters, largely Lowland Presbyterians, many of whom would flee Scotland for Ulster (Northern Ireland) during persecutions by the British Crown.

Many Covenanters signed in their own blood and wore red pieces of cloth around their necks as distinctive insignia; hence the term Red neck, which became slang for a Scottish dissenter.

Hillbilly

The origin of this American nickname for mountain folk in the Ozarks and in Appalachia comes from Ulster. Ulster-Scottish (The often incorrectly labeled "Scots-Irish") settlers in the hill-country of Appalachia brought their traditional music with them to the new world, and many of their songs and ballads dealt with William, Prince of Orange, who defeated the Catholic King James II of the Stuart family at the Battle of the Boyne, Ireland in 1690.

Supporters of King William were known as Orangemen and Billy Boys and their North American counterparts were soon referred to as hill-billies. It is interesting to note that a traditional song of the Glasgow Rangers football club today begins with the line, 'Hurrah! Hurrah! We are the Billy Boys!' and shares its tune with the famous American Civil War song, Marching Through Georgia.

Hillbillies and Rednecks | Scottish Tartans Authority

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When I moved to Georgia from Ohio. I noticed that people from Georgia seemed to have eyes closer together than people in the midwest.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...E340&FORM=VIRE

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Oh, for God's sake...
HYSTERICAL!

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<snip> Turns out, in addition to the aforementioned African-American admixture, a lot of Southerners have American Indian (particularly Cherokee) admixture. Like Elvis.

Yeah, in reality, not so much...truthfully.

Might want to read about the Melungeons, too:

Full credit on this though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melungeon
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