Vikings of Ireland and Isle of Man

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Vikings of Ireland and Isle of Man

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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 Ireland and Isle of Man (765-900 AD) found at six sites in Ireland and the Isle of Man. 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 1300-year-old Viking ancestors who spread from West-Central Europe to England, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
  • Be a part of this millennia-old quest to trace the origin of Vikings using the power of genetics.
  • Meet the Vikings of Dublin who founded Oxenaforda and battled the Anglo-Saxon – Their story can be your story.
  • Basic test includes 5 members.
  • Advanced test includes 15 members.

About the test

Do you have a family tradition about your Viking origins? If so, maybe you are a part of the people who first arrived in Ireland around the 8th century AD, primarily from Scandinavia. They had long blonde or red hair, fair skin, and often striking blue or green eyes. 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' accomplishments in Ireland were numerous. They established thriving trade networks, bringing to Ireland goods like silver, silk, and spices. They also built impressive structures, including the famous round towers, which served as both lookout posts and bell towers. The Vikings were also skilled craftsmen and produced intricate jewelry, weapons, and other decorative items.

The Vikings also left a lasting cultural and genetic legacy in Ireland. Many Irish surnames have Viking origins, such as Doyle, Gallagher, and O'Brien. The Vikings also influenced Irish language and literature, with many Irish words and phrases having Viking roots.

We obtained the DNA of eight ancient Vikings from six sites throughout Ireland and the Isle Of Man who lived between 765 and 900 AD. The test provides a detailed history of Ireland 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 Ireland 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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