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Old 10-14-2008, 01:14 AM
 
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Welsh & scottish interesting
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Tried my surname, the surnames of all of my grandparents, and got nothing. Damn Swedes (and German, and French).
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:15 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Dad = Welsh/English
Mom = Scottish/Alsatian/French; interestingly, she was a descendant of the first French immigrant in the city of Philadelphia.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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wow there are alot of scottish people on this forum. I never knew there was so many

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Old 10-14-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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wow there are alot of scottish people on this forum. I never knew there was so many
Most Scottish/ Welsh/ English Americans list "American" as their ancestory on the census so our numbers are way underestimated.

I have heard there are 3 types of Scots genetically speaking, all of which are at least 50% Celtic. Ones on the NW Isles are 50/50 Norse & Celtic, ones around the English border are 50/50 Celtic & Anglo Saxon, and the Scots who caim from Ireland in the 300-500s (aka Scotch Irish) are almost entirely Celtic, having avoided most contact with non Celts
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Up in the air
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My moms side is completely German, and my dad is English/Scottish.

haha, I'm the opposite, Dad was born in Germany (as was I) and mom is Scottish. Although, the coat of arms for my mother (Ericksons by way of the Burnetts) is incorrect for both the Erickson and Burnett. Bummer.

Great site though! Lots of fun info.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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WOW thanks for that!
I knew i was Italian, but wow i didnt know that much!
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Most Scottish/ Welsh/ English Americans list "American" as their ancestory on the census so our numbers are way underestimated.

I have heard there are 3 types of Scots genetically speaking, all of which are at least 50% Celtic. Ones on the NW Isles are 50/50 Norse & Celtic, ones around the English border are 50/50 Celtic & Anglo Saxon, and the Scots who caim from Ireland in the 300-500s (aka Scotch Irish) are almost entirely Celtic, having avoided most contact with non Celts
Census, some of your info on the definition of "Ulster Scot" and "Scotch Irish" is not correct. The Ulster Scots were not necessarily the Irish who emigrated to Scotland. They were Scots, usually lowland Presbyterians, who were urged to emigrate to Ulster in order to help pacify Ireland for the crown. When all of the nastiness now collectively called "The Troubles" in the Republic started, many of our ancestors fled Ireland for America. They came in several well documented waves in the middle of the 18th century. This is the modern accepted definition of both terms. If your ancestors came straight from Scotland to America then you are probably not by the modern definition "Ulster Scot" or "Scotch-Irish." Most Scotch Irish self identified as Irish in America until the mass exodus of the potato famine when they began to self identify as Scotch Irish so as not be confused or lumped together with the poor and maligned Irish coming to America.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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I wouldn't rely completely on that website. I've used it before.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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I prefer Ancestry.com when it comes to researching family names. houseofnames.com is OK but they come out with some odd results sometimes.

Anyway, my Dad's name is Irish (which makes sense since he's from there) and my Mum's is Welsh/English (which fits in with everything else I've heard about it).
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