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Phil asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 4 weeks ago

Which region or city in Scotland has the most Pictish dna ?


I got results back from where it said I had 16% Scottish DNA, and the area of Scotland highlighted with 75% Scottish dna like mine was in the north east from Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and up to the Orkney Islands.

could I have some Pict in me ?

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  • John P
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    4 weeks ago
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    The Orkneys were part of Norwegian kingdoms for many hundreds of years, as were parts of the Western Isles and south-west Scottish mainland.  Thus you have some Norse blood.

    Note that the name 'Pict' comes from Roman usage, meaning the people who painted their bodies. Probably blue with woad, making them look fearsome in battle.

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