This is probably the most common question asked. What nationality are you? What are you? What are you mixed with? What is your ethnicity? I have been lying every time I have answered this.
After my friend was telling me about her DNA results from Ancestry.com I was eager to find out mine too.
Little bit about me, I have a Filipino grandmother who my grandfather , an American Marine, married while stationed in the Philipinnes. She immigrated to America with him around 1965. On my dad’s side, we recently started piecing together our family tree and I have been so intrigued by it. He has found evidence of our family crossing over on the Mayflower! I never knew exactly what the ethnicity of my grandfather on my mom or dads side was or my grandma on my dad’s side. So, with little to no knowledge I would always said that I am English, Irish and Filipino.
But now that I have my DNA results, I was SO surprised and happy to finally know exactly what I am and I just had to share!
The majority of my ethnicity is 57% Great Britain. This was actually a surprise to me but it also confirms that I am indeed English.
In second was Asia East 14%. Which includes the Philippines. But I always thought I was a 1/4 Filipino so this is one lie I have been telling!
So this is just 71% of what I am what makes up the rest if me is the most fascinating of it all.
I’m Pacific Islander more specifically 9% Polynesian which is so cool to me and probably from my maternal side, and 8% Scandinavia which is probably from my paternal side and I had no idea about!
And then it gets broken down into these according to my DNA results:
5% Iberian Peninsula which can be Spain or Portugal. I’ve been told I look Spanish and my mom has a lot too! That 5% explain it haha.
3% Europe East which could be Poland, Slovakia, Russian, Romania, Ukraine…
2% Caucasus which can be Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey…
1% Europe West which can be Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands…
1% Native American… I have absolutely no idea who this came from!
I really wish my grandparents were still alive so I could ask more questions about our family history… there are so many questions I have about all of this! My parents are doing there DNA tests too and my twin brother is, which I think will be so interesting to read what he is!
The craziest result was the the 0% result of IRISH! That was my biggest assumption because my brothers are both red headed and my dad swears we have Irish ancestors.
So to recap I am…
9% Pacific Islander
1% Native American
So those are my results and now I can tell people in short that I am European, Asian, Pacific Islander and Native American, ha! That’s a long answer, but at least it’s the truth! If you want to find out your results you can buy a test here. It is $99 but you’ll get 10% off with this link. They send you a swab and a pre-paid box to send it back in, then you receive your results via email. I totally say its worth finding out who you are!