Drumroll please ...
I'm 95 percent European.
Ok, so, maybe you could have guessed that. I mean, I was pretty sure that that's what it was going to come out to. So, there's nothing really shocking at all. Talk about click-bait. Jeez.
In reality, there are still some interesting tidbits of info in the results. If you're really interested, you can check out the full results here.
But, here's the overview:
Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill and Toirdelbach Ua Conchobair
These are two of the names that came up. That is not English. No, seriously. I have no idea how to say those words (names?).
Man, I am such a bad Irishwoman. I've got to get me some learning on my whole ancestral homeland thing. Anyone up for a trip to the Emerald Isle? I'm sure I could learn a lot in person ...
|A redhaired, blue/green-eyed, freckled Irishwoman with beer. Seems about right, I guess.|
Alright, so we were all pretty sure that I was going to be mostly European. I mean, I'm a very, very pale redhead with freckles and blue/green eyes. Not much room in there for any cool ancestry.
But, would you look at that? I actually have 5 percent of my DNA that is something else! And, granted, it's less than 1 percent, but I do have some DNA from South Asia!
Guys, do you see that? I'm almost 1 percent South Asian, which includes Nepal. I'm pretty sure that this means I'm part Nepalese. Pawan Dhakal, I'm looking at you, brother! ;) I totally can pass for that, right?
|From the Nepalese party at the Dhakals a few years ago. I had no idea I was celebrating my ancestry!|
And, last but not least, I'm 4 percent West Asian ...
So, I didn't know anything about the Caucasus area, either. In fact, I still don't really. It covers quite a wide range. From Azerbaijan to Italy. I guess I just get to choose which one to associate with. I really like pizza, so maybe I'm part Italian? But, I've also always wanted to visit the gorgeous cliffs of Santorini, Greece, so maybe that's my Greek heritage beckoning me back? I literally know nothing about Azerbaijan. And, from what we've discovered about my lack of knowledge of Ireland, maybe that means that I am actually from there.
I guess this will always be somewhat of a mystery. But, at least now I know those family lores are just that. Lore. I am not, in fact, related to Pocahontas. Nope. Not even the slightest trace of Native American DNA in that whole ethnicity profile. There goes that dream.
But, who knows? Maybe when I find out any information at all about Ireland, I can discover that I'm related to the really awesome Irish Pirate Queen, Grace O'Malley. Now, that would be cool. And, I can even say her name.