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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] R1b Denmark
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 14:46:11 -0700
There were many more Danish R1b haplotypes brought to England by the Danish
immigrants who settled in the "Danelaw", a large region of Eastern England
settled and ruled by Danes in the 9th and 10th century A.D.
And the Angles and Saxons and Jutes, independent of exactly where they
originated, brought a bunch of R1b with them along with their I1a, I1c, even
some R1a, etc.
Demographically, I would not put the Norman contribution to the English dna
pool near the top.
Even some of the R1b of British Isles came with the Norwegian Vikings,
although this stream was probably somewhat less averaged out over all
So as David F often says; we're trying to separate the "indigenous" R1b from
the (post-Roman era) imported R1b.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nelda Percival" <>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 11:20 AM
Subject: [DNA] R1b Denmark
> Reading the posts this am, I ran accross this:
> "R1b is NOT "European", it is "western European peninsula",
> that is, Denmark to Italy and west. Not Scandinavia, nor
> points east, which are variously dominated by I, N, or R1a.
> Doug McDonald"
> Now I want to ask questions.. but first must input..
> William I, King of England 1066, was from Normandy, His heritage is
> vikings out of Denmark, (There is a proven paper trail lineage).
> Could this mean some R1b's in England could be of the R1b group in/from
> Denmark/Normandy? (not saying related to William, but from the group he
> brought with him?)
> If this is to simple, can you give me a reason why/ opinion?
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