Half of my family comes from Germany.. And we actually managed to trace our family back to Philipp Melanchthon, that helped Martin Luther translate the bible. Besides we also got a lot of Nazist in the german part of our family, one of the being Wernher von Braun, who invented the V-2 rocket (not very cool lol)
The danish part of my family were nothing special.. farmers i guess
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Personally, my interest is academic as I'm (and I'd imagine many of the other people on this forum, considering the subject matter) a history fan, and any personal connection to a bit of history just makes it that much more exciting. Whether you think there is practical value to learning more about your heritage is up to you.
Anyways, I don't know a lot about my heritage in the medieval period, but the earliest ancestors of mine that I know of were Alemanni (funny as I'm a Roman fanboy). My great grandparent's last name was actually Alemann (spelling may be slightly off, but the meaning is clear enough), and I also have some Alsace heritage. Primarily German heritage for me on both sides of my family, though I do have some Native American blood (1/16th I believe, though I'm not sure what tribe). On a more recent note Jesse James was in my extended family tree.
Either Iberian Jews/Muslim that lived through the Portuguese Inquisition (I expected that one), or people who lived in small woods alot... Probably the first one. (Silveira means small wood, and after all the cool tree names were given to Inquistitorial survivors, they named the rest of them Silveira. Cool, I've always been a left over.)
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And don't Call me Shirley!Spoiler Alert, click show to read:
My grandma made a family tree so i could se who i was related to and it goes all the way back to year 800. my ancestor was Harald Hairfair, the first king of norway, we still only have like 5 million inhabitants in Norway this very day so few are related to him i think. He was king during 872–930 though.. maybe thats a bit early, dont really know when the start date in this mod is My other grandmother is german but i dont know anything about her heritage, only that she was born in a german bunker during the second world war haha
do you have a weaponshield/arms as well?
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Someone has 3 children. He now has 3 direct descendants.
Those children have 3 children each. He now has 9 direct descendants in the latest generation.
Those 9 ancestors have 3 more children each. He now has 27 direct descendants in the latest generation.
As this continues over over a thousand years, most of Norway ends up as direct ancestors to Harald Hĺrfagre, and any other person at the time who managed to pass on his genes.
According to the genealogies at least, I'm a direct descendant of Harald Hĺrfagre.
It doesent matter anyways, i guess we are all brothers! I can probably post the family tree here if you would like to? maybe you can find yourself there if your not too distant!