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Our DNA Results:

Caggegi-Raciti Y-DNA Results:


M173+ M207+ M269+ M343+ P25+ M126- M153- M160- M18- M222- M37- M65- M73- P66- SRY2627-

393 390 19* 391 385a 385b 426 388 439 389-1 392 389-2***

13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29


Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype.

HVR1 Haplogroup U5a1a

HVR1 differences from CRS


Caggegi-Raciti mt-DNA Results:
Fuoti-Raciti mt-DNA Results:


Specific mitochondrial haplogroups are typically found in different regions of the world, and this is due to unique population histories. In the process of spreading around the world, many populations—with their special mitochondrial haplogroups—became isolated, and specific haplogroups concentrated in geographic regions. Today, we have identifie…

EthnoAncestry -

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Max Blankfeld - FTDNA -

FTDNA - takes every writers copyrights on the net. No Thanks to Max Blankfeld - for taking my ideas - and copyright.

Native to Doggerland:

Native to Doggerland:

Doggerland is the former landmass in the southern North Sea which connected the island of Great Britain to mainland Europe during the last ice age. Geological surveys have suggested that Doggerland was a large dry land area that stretched from Britain's east coast across to the present coast of the Netherlands and the western coasts of Germany and Denmark. The land was likely a rich habitat with human habitation in the Mesolithic period. Trawlers in the North Sea have dragged up mammoth and lion remains, among other remains of land animals.


Before the first of the Pleistocene (and current) Ice Ages the Rhine flowed northwards into the North Sea at a time when the North Sea was dry. (It is thought that a Cenozoic silt deposit in East Anglia is the bed of an old course of the Rhine.) The Weald was twice as long as it is now and stretched across what is now the Strait of Dover (and the modern Boulonnais is a remnant of its east end), until Scandinavian an…


Most of the R1b1c9 with British Isles ancestry is thought to reflect "invader" deep ancestry, meaning descended from Germanic or Scandinavian invaders of the British Isles, either after the Romans left or possibly in a more pre-historic time.

Some even theorize that S21 arose in Doggerland, which was the area of what's now the North Sea that was a landbridge between the continent and the British Isles during the Ice Age.

Of course, since that area is now under the North Sea, it's virtually impossible to prove.

The Cistercian Order - Azzolina

The Cistercian Order - Azzolina

St. Ascelina - Feastday: August 23, 1195

Cistercian mystic and relative of St. Bernard. She was born in 1121 and entered the Cistercian convent at Boulancourt, Haute-Marne, France. There she was known for her mystical gifts.

St. Ascelina of Boulancourt (French, Cistercian nun, mystic, d. 1195)

The Order of Cistercians (OCist; Latin: Cistercienses), sometimes called the White Monks (from the colour of the habit, over which a black scapular or apron is sometimes worn) is a Roman Catholic religious order of enclosed monks. The first Cistercian abbey was founded by Robert of Molesme in 1098, at Cîteaux Abbey. Two others, Saint Alberic of Citeaux and Saint Stephen Harding, are considered co-founders of the order, and Bernard of Clairvaux is associated with the fast spread of the order during the 12th century.

The Templars are known to history as the warrior monks, but what is not as commonly known is the kinship the Order shared with the Cistercians, the true and…

R1b1c9 & R1b1c10

R1b1b2g - U106 (R1b1c9)

R1b1b2g1 - L1 (R1b1c9a)

R1b1b2h - U152 (R1b1c10)

Raciti-Caggegi and Azzolina, Serraino, Merlo, Aliberti DNA information:

The Historical Background

According to conventional history, the British Isles, Gaul
(France and Belgium), and the northwest European coastline, in
ancient times, were settled by peoples of Celtic culture. A
predominant element amongst the Celts were the Galatians to whom
belonged the Cymbri in Denmark, the Cimry and Caledonians in
Britain, and the Galli in Gaul. The Galatians were ascribed
Cimmerian origin by Classical writers6a which is substantiated
by archaeological evidence and other sources. The Cimmerians had
first appeared on the fringes of the Assyrian Empire shortly
after the majority of northern Israelites had been exiled, and
all areas of their early appearance were those to which
Israelites had been transported. The Cimmerians from the Middle
East area moved to the west where they merged with and
transformed the Celtic civilisation which they came to dominate.
In the period 50 b.c.e. to 450 c.e. the Cimmerian-Galatian
sphere in the west was overrun by a host of newcomers, such as,
the D…

My matches: The Gael and Cymbri...

Cummins, Commins, Comines, Cummings, Comine, Cummin, Comyn, Cumming/s, Cummine, Cuming, Cumine, Cumyn, Cummyn, Commyn

Etheridge, Etheredge, Etherege, Etherige, Ettridge, Etridge, Everidge, Attridge

Elliott, Elliott, Elliot, Eliot, Eliott, Ellegett, Ellegot, Ellecot, Ellacott, Ellacot, Ellgate, Ellett, Ellit

Cymraeg - Cymru - Wales - The Gael and Cymbri - Gallic - Gaelic - Danes.

Haug, Hughes, Hugh, Hews, Hughs, Hues, Huse

Quesnel, Quesnell, Quesnelle, Quesnoy, Quesnay, Quesne, Quesneau, du Quesnel, du Quesnell, Quennell, Quennel, Du Quesnoy, du Quesnay, du Quesne

Vance, Vans, Vaux, de Vallibus

Norman - Vikings, or Norsemen

Welsh settlement in Argentina

Giovanni Raciti - Cimbri or Frisian?

Cimbri marker - R1b1c10

The Danish Vikings (and possibly some Jutes who arrived in Kent, Hampshire, and the Isle of Wight circa 449 AD) who settled in the English Danelaw doubtless included Cimbri descendants from the Limfjord in Himmerland. In addition to providing detailed archaeological, historical and linguistic data to provide a chronological perspective relating to the Cimbri and their associates the Teutones, a recent study [2] focuses on genetic data. The Y-chromosome "signatures" of some from the Danish speaking area of the Danelaw (but not elsewhere in England or in Ireland at all), as well as regions believed to be settled by the Cimbri in Iron Age times (e.g., southeastern Norway), possess the single nucleotide polymorphism marker S28. This marker, which defines the phylogenetic category R1b1c10 is found at highest concentration in the Alpine areas of Germany, Switzerland and Italy and fans out across the area of Central Europe, as far east as Greece, known to hav…

R1b1c9*, a, b - & - R1b1c10

R1b1c9*, a, b

There is, however, one exception - a grouping within the subclade S21+. What some have called "Frisian" with DYS390 = 23, if seen with DYS492 = 13, is in fact very likely to be S21+. However what I think many fail to realize is that about half of the S21+ group cannot be predicted in this manner. Curiously I have two Shetlanders with aboriginal (Norse) surnames who with 37 markers fit the S21 pattern but they test negative; however another who is Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype does test S21+. It is clearly bimodal,"Frisian" and "other". Being DYS492 = 13 or 14 is strongly suggestive of all varieties of S21+.

Subgroupings of R1b1c9 can however generally be predicted. R1b1c9a is seen when the testing DYS439 returns a null value. R1b1c9b has a fairly distinctive pattern of Y-STR scores.

All R1b1c9 of whatever stripe is to date found in the heaviest concentration in the Saxon - Frisian region (where it approaches 75% of the R1b1c in that location…

Azzolina's in Bremen

The boy's name Acelin \a-ce-lin\ is of French origin, and its meaning is "highborn".

Baby names that sound like Acelin are Acilino, Aslan and Joslin. Other similar baby names are Acel, Allin, Alin, Ailin, Arlin, Ashlin and Adlin.

Acelin: "Highborn."

[B]Acelin[/B], dean of Bremen, was consecrated bishop in [B]1061[/B]

[B]Bremen[/B] :

Formerly the seat of an archdiocese situated in the north-western part of the present [B]German Empire[/B]. After Charlemagne's conquest of the [B]Saxons[/B], Christianity was preached in the region about the lower Elbe and the lower Weser by St. Willehad; in 787 Willehad was consecrated bishop, and that part of Saxony and Friesland about the mouth of the Weser assigned him for his diocese. He chose as his see the city of Bremen, which is mentioned for the first time in documents of 782, and built there a cathedral, praised for its beauty by St. Anschar; it was dedicated in 789. The Diocese of Bremen, however, was erected only under …
Name Origins - for U5a1a Members: Here's what I found:

Name Origins - for U5a1a Members:

English: 34 %
Norman-/French: 23 %

Scottish: 19 %
Anglo-Saxon-/German: 11 %
Irish: 7 %
Welsh: 4 %

These are the cultural names that match me mainly on my Y-DNA (R1b1c*).

English Names - 41%
Scottish Names - 18%
Irish Names - 16%
French Names - 16%

German Names - 5%
Dutch Names - 4%

There is definely a Norman/Anglo-Saxon/Frisian - connection with my genetic matches in the FTDNA database.

The Cimbri

The Cimbri, at least as far back as the latter part of the 2nd Century BC,
but with persuasive evidence for a much earlier date (6th Century), resided in what is
today Himmerland County, Jutland, Denmark. Some ultimately settled in the Vestfold
area of Southeast Norway and perhaps Hordaland. The writings of Classical Greek and
Roman authors make it clear despite their location in the Germanic north, they spoke a
Celtic language related to Gaulish P-Celt, originated in the Celtic lands between Gaul and
Moravia with prongs in Jutland as well as both sides of the Alps, and had a culture that
was overwhelmingly Celtic. Their Celtic affiliation lasted until some time between the
3rd and 6th Centuries AD when they lost their tribal identity subsequent to merging with
the Danes. Archaeological data confirms that their culture was Celtic, with some of the
most impressive Celtic finds in Europe coming from Himmerland. Genetic data points to
a prototypic La Tene Central European Y-chromosome DNA marker (S…

Celts in Italy

Celts in ItalyThere was an early Celtic presence in northern Italy since inscriptions dated to the sixth century BC have been found there. In 391BC Celts "who had their homes beyond the Alps streamed through the passes in great strength and seized the territory that lay between the Appeninne mountains and the Alps" according to Diodorus Siculus. The Po Valley and the rest of northern Italy (known to the Romans as Cisalpine Gaul) was inhabited by Celtic-speakers who founded cities such as Milan. Later the Roman army was routed at the battle of Allia and Rome was sacked in 390BC.At the battle of Telemon in 225 BC a large Celtic army was trapped between two Roman forces and crushed.The defeat of the combined Samnite, Celtic and Etruscan alliance by the Romans in the Third Samnite War sounded the beginning of the end of the Celtic domination in mainland Europe, but it was not until 192 BC that the Roman armies conquered the last remaining independent Celtic kingdoms in Italy.The…