One million Britons descended from Vikings says new study
2014 03 10

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. [...]


Check out our news and interviews on Vikings and Scandinavia:

Vikings: Documentary on viking history, and Red Ice comments

Tune into Red Ice Radio:

Nils-Axel Mörner - Ale’s Stones: The Sun Ship Calendar & Megalithic Sites in Sweden

Robert G. Johnson & Janey Westin - Hour 1 - The Last Kings of Norse America

Scott Wolter - The Kensington Runestone, The Hooked X & Templars In America

Martin Doutre - Ancient Celtic New Zealand

Scott Wolter - The Kensington Rune Stone, The Cistercians & 9/11 Pentagon Forensics

Top Image: flickr/hans s




Related Articles
Early Christians in Viking Denmark
Govan Stones: The Viking-Age treasures
Norwegian Vikings purchased silk from Persia
Viking ’Thing’ Discovered Beneath Parking Lot in Scotland
Pre-Viking Age monuments uncovered in Sweden
Viking Jewelry Revealed in Sparkling Photos
Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths
Greenland’s Viking settlers gorged on seals
DNA from Clovis Boy Indicates Native Americans Descended from Asians
300 Million Chinese Men Descended From Just 3 Stone Age Grandfathers?
All US presidents except one are directly descended from a medieval English king
Woman dies leaving behind 2000 descendants?


Latest News from our Front Page

Google’s New Computer With Human-Like Learning Abilities Will Program Itself
2014 10 30
In college, it wasn’t rare to hear a verbal battle regarding artificial intelligence erupt between my friends studying neuroscience and my friends studying computer science. One rather outrageous fellow would mention the possibility of a computer takeover, and off they went. The neuroscience-savvy would awe at the potential of such hybrid technology as the CS majors argued we have nothing to ...
Former Cop Headed to Trial for Raping a Child While Other Officers Watched
2014 10 30
Pharr, TX — Trial is set to begin December 1, in the case of former Pharr police officer Erasmo Mata, Jr., accused of repeated first-degree felony sexual assaults of a child. A federal civil lawsuit filed with Texas Southern District Court back in May accused Mata of assaulting the minor five times, on five separate occasions, all while on duty. ...
It Has Been Decided; Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton in ’16
2014 10 28
NY Times: The Bushes, Led by W., Rally to Make Jeb ‘45 ’ As Jeb Bush nears a decision to become the third member of his storied family to seek the presidency, the extended Bush clan and its attendant network are largely rallying behind the prospect and pulling the old machine out of the closet. Rebuttal by The Anti-New York ...
Putin at Valdai - World Order: New Rules or a Game without Rules
2014 10 28
From Youtube: Russian President Vladimir Putin is delivering a speech at the plenary session of Valdai International Discussion Club, a forum involving the world leading experts at foreign and domestic policy.
Hillary – Says Business does NOT Create Jobs – Washington Does?
2014 10 28
We have a very serious problem with Hillary. I was asked years ago to review Hillary’s Commodity Trading to explain what went on. Effectively, they did trades and simply put winners in her account and the losers in her lawyer’s. This way she gets money that is laundered through the markets – something that would get her 25 years today. People ...
More News »