A person in search of his ancestors naturally likes to believe the best of them, and the best in terms of contemporary standards. Where genealogical facts are few, and these located in the remote past, reconstruction of family history is often more imaginative than correct.
~ James G. Leyburn
(The Scotch-Irish: A Social History)
Eastern Europe & Russia 43%
England, Wales & Northwestern Europe 28%
Germanic Europe 20%
Ireland & Scotland 3%
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England, Wales & Northwestern Europe 71%
Ireland & Scotland 21%
Germanic Europe 6%
Last Revised: 12 July 2020