I have no doubt that the vikings did intermingle with the Scots, but
that still does not rule out a problem with Ancestry. I sent my raw
data toedmatch, and while there is still Northern European, it is not as
exact as Ancestry would have it. That also does not explain the rest of
the British Isles.
When we did my husband's YDNA, at the 12 marker he had a pretty strong
Latta connection. I am the Latta. When we went to the 37 marker
level, he had no Latta connections. It's all a big mystery. On the
other hand, we found a really strong connection for my husband with a
cousin we already knew and another very strong connection with someone
with a different surname. Since we have hit a brick wall, could be a
name change along the way.
My other DNA experience is YDNA with my nephew, and he had no
connections whatsoever. FTDNA has assured me they will look into that
one. My other one, my cousin for my mother's line had a pretty good
match and good clue for that brick wall.
Sure do wish these ancestors of mine had left bigger footprints!
Ellen Rowan Taylor
On 8/2/13 3:45 PM, tqkintigh wrote:
Folks tend to forget that about half the Scots originally came from
Norway. I wonder if the Latta name might be scandinavian in origin.
Sent from Samsung tabletEllen Rowan Taylor <ellenrt(a)cox.net> wrote: Glenna,
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 years.
> 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.