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Anyone here with Welsh/Irish/Scottish ancestry?

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Scottish and some Irish (I think) and English on my mom's side. She was into geneology and said we had links back to William Wallace.

I don't place a lot of weight on who my ancestors were or what they did. I can't take any pride in what they did or who they were because that isn't me. They are not me and I am not them.
 

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This is what your ancestors might well have sounded like -
I asked a waitress in Belfast to repeat herself one time, and after puzzling over it, I blurted out 'ma'am, I haven't the foggiest notion what you just said.' She burst out laughing, and the folks at the next table even started chuckling. [She had a wonderful laugh for all that.]

That said, overall I've found the Scots the hardest to understand. And I'm talking about English, not their original Gaelic/Celtic languages! I have sister-in-law that grew up in Aberdeen, and when she gets out of sorts a strong Scottish brogue comes to the fore. I don't have to understand what she's saying, and neither does my youngest brother, as the tone and look on her face says enough.:s0112:
 

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I'm mostly Brit-Mut (have all three of the mentioned groups) + german + native american. My in laws thought I was a giant Mexican when they first met me, in the middle of summer when I was very tanned from working outside. I've always identified as mostly of Scotch/Irish descent.
 

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Scottish highland is the part of my ancestory I know the most about and identify with most. "Touch not the catte bot a targe." (Touch not the cat without a glove/shield.) The cat is a wildcat, which is a very fierce. It's not very large. Many creatures could kill one. But nothing attacks it with impunity. And you can't tame one.
 

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Dad's side, no DNA test, but family says "Irish" most likely Scots-Irish as Presbyterian, not Catholic.

On Mothers side, one of the 4 branches comes from Plzn Czechia. Bohemia. Czechoslovakia.
2nd branch from Alsace Lorraine - which is French or German or German French. Border moved more than once there.
The others were from Prussia/Germany areas.
 

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