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From: "Cerbere.ca" <>
Subject: [DNA] France (Bretagne)
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2006 22:49:51 -0400
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At 09:07 PM 9/11/2006, you wrote:
> Brittany contributed a large share of emigrants to New France.
For your information based upon my own
ascendancy which comprises 300 immigrants that came
from France to settle to Acadia or to
New France only 3% came from the Bretagne/ Brittany Province.
For comp. the region of Paris contributed to 14% , much more than Bretagne.
For a comparison of the contribution of
the various French regions to my ascendancy
For a list of the concerned migrants: http://cerbere.ca/premiers.htm
I think I am typical of most French Canadians in
that respect, with 90% (±5%) of my genes
coming from Europe (mainly from France)
and 5% (±5%) from amerindians (according to a
BioGeO test & traces of archives).
You know that ~ 25,000 jacobite soldiers moved
with all their family to France after the defeat of La Boyne in 1690
and many of them established at
Saint-Germain-en-Laye (15km West of Paris) where James II had taken refuge.
The Stuarts were already quite familiar with the
court at Saint-Germain in France.
Surely, many of them stayed to become good
French citizens and to help to prepare the revolution ...
It will thus be hard to distinguish Scotsmen
from Frenchmen if there was such a mixture of genes
in central France. Such an input into the French
gene pool must thus be taken into account.
The fact is also that the English occupied
France for almost 3 centuries with mercenaries
from Scotland, Ireland and the Whales.
These men did not always brought their wife with
them and one must expect that as dominators
they injected a lot of their genes into the local gene pool ... ;-)
Y-DNA Haploclade R1b1c10 (S28+)
mt-DNA Haplo H7 16519C, 263G, 315.1C