The genetic legacy of the Viking Age lives on today with 6% of people of the UK population predicted to have Viking DNA in their genes compared to 10% in Sweden. “The results change the perception of who a Viking actually was.
What ethnicity were most Vikings?
“A lot of the Vikings are mixed individuals” with ancestry from both Southern Europe and Scandinavia, for example, or even a mix of Sami (Indigenous Scandinavian) and European ancestry. A mass grave of around 50 headless Vikings from a site in Dorset, UK.
Who has the most Viking blood?
A great place to start is my selected bibliography, where you will find some of my favorite books on the subject of Viking history.Iceland – 99% Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden) – 80% Finland – 70% The Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) – 70% The U.K. – 60% Ireland – 60% Western France – 40%More items
How do I know if Im from Viking descent?
And experts say surnames can give you an indication of a possible Viking heritage in your family, with anything ending in son or sen likely to be a sign. Other surnames which could signal a Viking family history include Roger/s and Rogerson and Rendall.