Several months ago, I sent away for a kit from AncestryDNA. It’s been a while, but I’m FINALLY sharing my results.
According to my Ancestry DNA test, my Ethnicity Estimate is as follows… 71% African, 27% European, 1% Native American and 1% Pacific Islander.
71% African – mostly West African, but trace amounts from South and East Africa.
- 27% Nigeria (which makes sense seeing as my cousin Dominique received results from African Ancestry that said we were descended from the Fulani Tribe.
- 21% Ivory Coast/Ghana
- 5% Benin/Togo
- 18% Trace Regions (6% Africa Southeastern Bantu, 4% Cameroon/Congo, 4% Senegal, 3% Mali, 1% African South-Central Hunter-Gathers)
- 18% Scandinavia (Yep, meaning Sweden, Norway, Denmark That’s right, I descend from freaking vikings. The kid has even been running around yelling “I’m related to Thor!”)
- 9% Trace Regions (3% Iberian Peninsula – Spain and Portugal, 3% Ireland, 2% Europe West, 1% Europe East, <1% Great Britain)
- 1% Trace Regions (Native American)
<1% Pacific Islander
- <1% Trace Regions (Melanesia – Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea)
Out of the other regions they tested, they found no North African, Asian (East or West), Finnish/Northwest Russian, Italian, Greek, European Jewish, Polynesian, Middle Eastern or Caucasus.
I was sort of surprised that I’m only 1% Native American. For years, I’ve been told there was much more in our family tree.
Have you ever taken an Ancestry DNA test? Were you surprised by your results, or were they as you expected? Let me know in the comments section below.