On Friday, August 24, 2018 at 1:48:56 PM UTC-6, ***@dickinson.uk.net wrote:
< Just about anyone with ancient northern ancestry is likely to have Danish or Norse ancestry.
< The point is that surnames only developed centuries after the Scandinavian
< settlement, so the surname tells you absolutely nothing about ethnic origin < (only, perhaps, about the place name origin, if the surname is derived from < that).
My last name is Richardson, which surname is principally found in Yorkshire. My male line DNA matches a Richardson in Canada, whose great-grandfather immigrated from Yorkshire.
Not surprisingly, our DNA is Danish or Norse.
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah