Polar Bear: Swedish, Luxembourger, Irish. You?
Swedish and Luxembourger, damn. I’d love to have some heritage like that. You can keep the Irish, no thanks lol. Luxembourger is exotic.
I do go back to the founding stock of America, which is a Nordicist thing to say I guess, but it’s true and I take pride in it. 50% chance of Indian blood via Pocohontas. Later, they always said the Browns had Indian blood (maternal grandmother). Photos of them exist from late 1800’s, and they do look rather dark.
We have some stories about encounters with Indians where we almost got killed but tricked the Indians into not killing us (Massachusetts 1640 and Virginia 1790). Not sure if theses are apocryphal or not.
One relative was captured by Indians and went native for a long time. He came to his father’s house much later walking up dressed in Indian garb, and his father had his gun out and was about to shoot him until he realized it was him. He was fluent in the Indian language from his time with them.
I am 5/8 British, 1/4 German, 1/8 French.
But the Paternal grandfather ( 1/4 German) “German” came by way of Catalonia 1100 CE -> Occitan region (long period) -> over and up the Arpitan region (long period) to Switzerland, brief stop there, then to Baden Wurtemburg. We were hardly there 40 years before we rode the Rhine to Rotterdam and then over to Pennsylvania where we became part of the Pennsylvania Germans in 1720 -> Iowa -> California.
As you can see, German is more of an idea or concept than a race. Our stock is pretty much Occitan-Arpitan Southern France-Northeastern Italy.
Paternal grandmother (1/8 French, 1/8 Scottish) -> Unknown -> Isle of Uist, Scotland (weird place) somehow or other also to west coast France Poitevin/Aquitaine region -> Quebec early on 1700’s? (French Canadians) long stay there -> Iowa -> Los Angeles, California 1910.
Other side maternal grandfather and grandmother ( 1/2 pure British – 3/8 English and 1/8 Welsh), Lombards 1000 CE-> Charlemagne – Eleanor of Aquitaine -> UK for a long time -> Second Mayflower ship (John Brewster preacher -> John Alden -> First Families of Virginia (50% chance of being related to Pocohontas) -> maybe more Indian later -> Stonewall Jackson (Confederate general) -> J.P. Morgan (banker fat cat 1880’s) -> Edna St. Vincent Millay (poet) -> Missouri, Iowa -> Chicago -> SF Bay Area, California 1945.
100% pure West European White with possibility of some small bit of Indian blood, which I am quite happy to have, thank you.