One million Britons descended from Vikings says new study
2014-03-10 0:00

By Red Ice Creations



A new study is showing that approximately 930,000 people can claim to be of direct Viking descent in Great Britain today, especially in the north of Scotland. The ancient Norse peoples’ influence is still being felt in modern times.

From Descrier:
Around one million Britons are directly related to Vikings, with people from the north of Scotland most likely to have Viking DNA, according to a new study.

A genetic study by BritainsDNA compared the Y chromosome markers, which are inherited from father to son, of 3,500 men, looking for six DNA patterns which are found most commonly in Scandinavia. They found that around one in every 33 men in the UK had these genetic markers, implying that they have Viking ancestry. [...]


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