Vikings of England and Wales

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Vikings of England and Wales

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  • The Ancient DNA Origins DNA test provides powerful, innovative, and interactive DNA-based tools to help you find your ancient ancestors, trace your prehistorical lineages, and determine your ancient tribal origins.
  • Find out how related you are to the Vikings of England and Wales (940-1005 AD) found at three sites in England and Wales. from these sites
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  • Receive a detailed breakdown of your ancient geographical origins, ancient ancestry maps showing where your ancestors lived and traveled, and your exact genetic similarity to each member of your ancient tribe.
  • Compare your results with over 50 worldwide ancient and modern populations.
  • Reach out and reconnect with your 1000-years-old Viking ancestors who spread from West-Central Europe to England, Scandinavia and back to England.
  • Be a part of this millennia-old quest to trace the origin of Vikings using the power of genetics.
  • Meet the Vikings of Oxford who founded the city – Their story can be your story.
  • Basic test includes 5 members.
  • Advanced test includes 8 members.

About the test

Were you ever curious if you have Viking origins? With this test, you can learn if you are a part of the people who first arrived in England and Wales in the late 8th century AD, primarily from Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Their initial raids were often brutal and aimed at obtaining wealth, but over time, they began to settle in England and Wales, establishing long-term settlements and intermarrying with the native population. They were typically tall and muscular, with a reputation for being fierce warriors. Their initial raids were aimed at obtaining wealth and slaves, however, over time, they began to settle in Ireland, establishing long-term settlements and intermarrying with the native population.

The Vikings established thriving trade networks, bringing goods like silver, silk, and spices to England and Wales. They also built impressive structures, including the famous Jorvik Viking Centre in York, which serves as a museum and living history exhibit. The Vikings established a settlement in Oxford, which they called "Oxenaforda." This settlement became an important trading center, with goods being transported up and down the nearby River Thames. These Vikings were also involved in numerous battles and skirmishes with the surrounding Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. In 911 AD, a peace treaty was signed between the Viking rulers of Oxford and the Anglo-Saxon king of Wessex, which allowed for a period of relative peace and stability in the region.

The Vikings left a lasting cultural and genetic legacy in England and Wales. Many English and Welsh surnames have Viking origins, such as Anderson, Davies, and Johnson. The Vikings also influenced the English and Welsh languages and literature, with many English and Welsh words and phrases having Viking roots.

We obtained the DNA of 15 ancient Vikings from three sites throughout England and Wales who lived between 940 and 1005 AD. The test provides a detailed history of England Vikings from Medieval times, their haplogroup breakdown, and their history of encounters with other people and summarizes the evidence as to their whereabouts. The test includes a detailed historical, archeological, and paleogenetic background on the England and Wales Vikings, including how they lived, their cultic practices and mysticism, their treatment of others, and their deeds. A detailed profile is available for every Viking.

Why take this test

Up until 2010, reading the DNA of ancient people was a dream. Since then, the DNA of the Neanderthal who lived over 30,000 years ago has been sequenced. After that reading, the DNA of ancient people who lived from 15,000 BC to 1,800 AD all over the world became the main object of paleogenomic research. This forward leap in technology allowed the creation of a new type of DNA tests — tests that do not use modern-day populations as representatives of the ancient past but as people who can also be studied. The Ancient DNA Origins DNA test is the first next-generation DNA test. It is designed solely using the DNA of ancient people throughout history using our novel technologies. With this test, you will receive a precise ancient ethnicity estimate with far greater geographical details than you could imagine. You will make new connections with historical people and places where your ancestors lived, walked, battled, created, and dreamed thousands of years ago. Using the genetic data and evidence from history and archeology, we can revive the past and allow you to take part of this story at the most personal level.

what do you get?

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Reconnect with your ancient ancestors and become a part of their story.


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dna matches


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Compare your results with other ancient people


how is it done?


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Simply download your DNA data from the company that genotyped your DNA and upload it here. We accept DNA from 23andme, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, GenebyGene or FamilyTreeDNA (Family Finder), Genographic (Geno 2.0), HomeDNA, and LivingDNA.
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