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    I'm a mutt who is mostly German.
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    I always wondered what my roots were, as I grew up never knowing anyone with my last name (its a pretty rare name). Then one day the mystery was solved when I was contacted by an English gentleman in Denmark who had done extensive research on our family name and he gave the geneology to me. It was quite a thrill seeing the family line...and all the names! They all had MY last name..when I had never seen it anywhere EVER! There are still not too many of us here in the US.

    My family on my father's side came from Nottingham England traced back to the 1500s. (So maybe I'm related to Robin Hood. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] ) They were bellcasters...making large bells for churches and cathedrals. There is supposed to be a cathedral bell somewhere in England called "The Lady Bell" that they cast. I've been told one of their bells also hangs in a museum in Raleigh, NC. (I sure hope they didn't cast the Liberty Bell since it...uhh...cracked...). One branch of our family came to the US through New York...the other branch came in through SC with the delivery of a bell. Mostly likely I am descended from the SC line. It hasn't been determined how the family got to VA.

    I feel Scottish blood most strongly which probably came from my paternal grandmother who, like William's kin, was a Henderson. (So maybe we are related...hehe). On my mother's side there is French/English blood.

    So I reckon that makes me a mongrel...but my heart has always belonged to the Scots. That's the blood that flows the strongest. Genetic memory...my homeland.

    I guess that means I could steal from the rich, give to the poor...make a bell and dance the Highland Fling! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    Mom's side: No one's done any geneology, but my mom was born in Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican and a Spaniard.

    Dad's side: Grandpa's had a lot of free time (as the retired often do), so he traced the family geneology back at least as far as William the Conqueror, from whom I directly descend. I'm also related to William the Longshanks (He's the evil english king from Braveheart. Thankfully the scots have yet to come asking for compensation [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] ).
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    Mostly dutch withabout 1/8th Cherokee

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    Mostly Volga German.
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    I am half English and half Scotch/Irish. Hunt is an English name.

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    One set of grandparents were from Northern Spain (grandfather spoke the dialect of Catalonia and 5 other languages). They came to the U.S. in their teen years. The other set of grandparents descended from Ireland and England but were both born in the U.S.
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    Scottish on both sides for me. My fathers family can be traced back to the clan MacDuff, don't know about my mothers side though.

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