I got the same results. I am 50% British, German and Eastern European,
so go figure. Either those Vikings were really powerful, or Ancestry
has a problem.
On 8/2/13 9:25 AM, Glenna Kinard wrote:
I¹ve been working on the Kinard and associated lines for 15 to 20
Everything I have found indicates the Kinards migrated here from Germany.
Most of the other related families (see names below) came from Great
I ordered a DNA kit from Ancestry.com
to check my husband's (David Kinard)
origins. His results just came back.
His results show: 57% Scandinavian(!), 37% Central European and 6%
Scandinavian?! Whaaaatt??? Norway and Sweden? Bizarre. As long as I¹ve been
delving into his family's ancestry, nothing like that has ever crossed my
path. I am a totally at a loss and don¹t know where to begin to track this
down. Don¹t even know which side of his family to look for it.
Central European, 37%, does give him Germany/Switzerland/Austria. But 37%
isn¹t much of a percentage when I thought the highest percentage would be
Has any Kinard (or related name) researcher found any Scandinavian roots?
Some of his surnames are: Dismukes, Hubbard, Latta (Branch 28), Jenkins,
Kinard, Long/Lang, Mauldin, Patton, Thaxton, Vickers, Wilkins, Wise, etc.
Looking for some solid ideas on where to begin.
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My memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.