Eupedia Forums
Site NavigationEupedia Top > Eupedia Forum & Japan Forum
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Are my relatives right?

  1. #1
    Regular Member Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Joey37's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-06-18
    Location
    Coventry, Rhode Island
    Posts
    229
    Points
    2,303
    Level
    13
    Points: 2,303, Level: 13
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 147
    Overall activity: 20.0%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R1a-YP445
    MtDNA haplogroup
    J1c2b

    Ethnic group
    Celto-Germanic
    Country: USA - Rhode Island



    Are my relatives right?



    Even before I found out my father's biological father was of German descent, my maternal grandmother once said I looked German. My aunt-well, my uncle's ex wife, but as she is mother to three of my cousins I still consider her my aunt-first asked how German I was after I told her I had taken the 23andMe DNA test. Now I do not have a German last name-and even if I bore my paternal grandfather's name no one would suspect my actual paternal line origin as Sellers is not viewed as a German name-and the two women, who are a combined 125% Irish at any rate, both came to the same conclusion of my ethnicity. So I ask, do I look German? I always thought I looked English or Belgian.IMG_0288.jpg

  2. #2
    Regular Member Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    02-02-19
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    159
    Points
    1,855
    Level
    12
    Points: 1,855, Level: 12
    Level completed: 2%, Points required for next Level: 295
    Overall activity: 16.0%


    Ethnic group
    Northern European
    Country: United States



    How do you "look" German? I can't see it.

  3. #3
    Dr. Eugenics Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    ToBeOrNotToBe's Avatar
    Join Date
    31-12-16
    Posts
    1,100


    Ethnic group
    Of the world
    Country: United Kingdom



    0 out of 2 members found this post helpful.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joey37 View Post
    Even before I found out my father's biological father was of German descent, my maternal grandmother once said I looked German. My aunt-well, my uncle's ex wife, but as she is mother to three of my cousins I still consider her my aunt-first asked how German I was after I told her I had taken the 23andMe DNA test. Now I do not have a German last name-and even if I bore my paternal grandfather's name no one would suspect my actual paternal line origin as Sellers is not viewed as a German name-and the two women, who are a combined 125% Irish at any rate, both came to the same conclusion of my ethnicity. So I ask, do I look German? I always thought I looked English or Belgian.IMG_0288.jpg
    Lol you don't look German. You look Cypriot to me.

  4. #4
    Advisor Achievements:
    VeteranThree Friends50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Angela's Avatar
    Join Date
    02-01-11
    Posts
    14,762
    Points
    243,319
    Level
    100
    Points: 243,319, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.6%


    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: USA - New York



    2 out of 2 members found this post helpful.
    @Joey37,

    Don't listen to t-rolls. You don't look southern European of any variety.

    German is ok, but German/British/Irish works too.


    Non si fa il proprio dovere perchè qualcuno ci dica grazie, lo si fa per principio, per se stessi, per la propria dignità. Oriana Fallaci

  5. #5
    Dr. Eugenics Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    ToBeOrNotToBe's Avatar
    Join Date
    31-12-16
    Posts
    1,100


    Ethnic group
    Of the world
    Country: United Kingdom



    You can think he looks German if you want, but he just doesn’t. He clearly looks like some variety of Southern European (nothing wrong with that, makes up most of my ancestry for example). And of course some Bavarians and whatnot (I presume you wouldn’t go so low as to suggest Tyroleans) can be dark, but in all of Germany he would seem non-German. I suppose he passes okay for an Austrian.

  6. #6
    Moderator Achievements:
    Three FriendsTagger First Class1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    Awards:
    Master Tagger
    Jovialis's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-05-17
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    2,574
    Points
    67,038
    Level
    80
    Points: 67,038, Level: 80
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 1,012
    Overall activity: 76.0%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R1b1a1a2b1 (R-F1794)
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H6a1b

    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: United States



    Quote Originally Posted by Joey37 View Post
    So I ask, do I look German? I always thought I looked English or Belgian.
    Yes, I would think so. You look northwestern European.

  7. #7
    Dr. Eugenics Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    ToBeOrNotToBe's Avatar
    Join Date
    31-12-16
    Posts
    1,100


    Ethnic group
    Of the world
    Country: United Kingdom



    0 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jovialis View Post
    Yes, I would think so. You look northwestern European.
    I give up lol

  8. #8
    Dr. Eugenics Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    ToBeOrNotToBe's Avatar
    Join Date
    31-12-16
    Posts
    1,100


    Ethnic group
    Of the world
    Country: United Kingdom



    0 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    If he looks NW Euro does that make me a Nordicist? Because in my mind I could easily picture him as some kind of ancient Greek mathematician or whatever. I could see him tinkering in some workshop to make the Antikythera mechanism, but yeah this is obviously not scientific.

    100% doesn't look NW Euro though, not in any Universe. Some Central Europeans might resemble him, sure.

  9. #9
    Regular Member Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    Joey37's Avatar
    Join Date
    11-06-18
    Location
    Coventry, Rhode Island
    Posts
    229
    Points
    2,303
    Level
    13
    Points: 2,303, Level: 13
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 147
    Overall activity: 20.0%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    R1a-YP445
    MtDNA haplogroup
    J1c2b

    Ethnic group
    Celto-Germanic
    Country: USA - Rhode Island



    I am 1/8 Sicilian, so I do not lack Mediterranean ancestry, and much of Sicily was Greek-speaking in the past. For what it's worth, my sister thinks I look like Yao Ming. The only part of my ancestry that is non-European is 0.5% Native American. You do the math.

  10. #10
    Regular Member Achievements:
    Three Friends1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    Salento's Avatar
    Join Date
    30-05-17
    Posts
    2,376
    Points
    18,229
    Level
    41
    Points: 18,229, Level: 41
    Level completed: 20%, Points required for next Level: 721
    Overall activity: 99.3%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    T1a2 -Z19945
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H12a

    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: United States



    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    I see a not so remote resemblance with Ivar the bonel.. (Viking TV Series).

    Alex Høgh Andersen is a Danish actor.



    Maybe, ....

  11. #11
    Regular Member Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Carlos's Avatar
    Join Date
    26-09-11
    Posts
    1,529
    Points
    14,256
    Level
    36
    Points: 14,256, Level: 36
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 594
    Overall activity: 55.0%


    Ethnic group
    España
    Country: Spain



    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    Yes it seemed a little German. I was in Berlin and they were different from you, also when I visited the museums there were Germans from other areas who looked different from the north, maybe they were from rural areas because of the way they dressed, they reminded me of my father and there was even a woman who It was the double of a sister of my father who was tall and of great beauty. You seem more Belgian, between German and part of the French-speaking area, but it does have a certain German air.

    * By the way in the archaeological museum of Berlin some doorman between rooms would only have the door to the German visitors. I went with a disabled friend and became clueless. I do not care because in 0 minutes my ego can with that and with more, but I felt bad for my friend. In the museum of Queen Charlotte very well.

  12. #12
    Regular Member Achievements:
    Three Friends1 year registered10000 Experience Points
    Salento's Avatar
    Join Date
    30-05-17
    Posts
    2,376
    Points
    18,229
    Level
    41
    Points: 18,229, Level: 41
    Level completed: 20%, Points required for next Level: 721
    Overall activity: 99.3%

    Y-DNA haplogroup
    T1a2 -Z19945
    MtDNA haplogroup
    H12a

    Ethnic group
    Italian
    Country: United States



    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.

    Math

    Quote Originally Posted by Joey37 View Post
    I am 1/8 Sicilian, so I do not lack Mediterranean ancestry, and much of Sicily was Greek-speaking in the past. For what it's worth, my sister thinks I look like Yao Ming. The only part of my ancestry that is non-European is 0.5% Native American. You do the math.

    You already know that you're closer to the Dutch and the Germans than the Southern Europeans.

    Compare yourself with the Italians and the Greeks averages:

    https://www.eupedia.com/forum/thread...l=1#post568375
    Last edited by Salento; 27-02-19 at 15:58.

  13. #13
    Regular Member Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    02-02-19
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    159
    Points
    1,855
    Level
    12
    Points: 1,855, Level: 12
    Level completed: 2%, Points required for next Level: 295
    Overall activity: 16.0%


    Ethnic group
    Northern European
    Country: United States



    2 out of 2 members found this post helpful.
    I think you look like a typical American. A true mix of many things.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •