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Wait, where did you get yours?

Wait, where did you get yours?

Wait, where did you get yours?

“In most western societies, you get your surname from father and you get your Y chromosome from your biological father as well,”

The sentence was phrased in a humorous (to me anyway) order. I would have had less to laugh about if it said "You get your Y chromosome from your biological father, and in most western societies you get your surname from him as well."

RE: Wait, where did you get yours?

Where the ??? did mine come from? My folks have searched the globe. The best we could find was sites like this: http://www.pngaa.net/Photo_Gallery/AmphlettIslands... But I get the feeling that some nasty pirate planted a flag here and called it home.

- Steve

RE: Wait, where did you get yours?

I'm not so sure that the 'average' American, particularly those from families that have been here a long time (like my wife, whose first descendants arrived here from Wales in 1654) would really WANT to know exactly what the composition of their 'DNA' would reveal. There used to be an expression related to this issue which can no longer be uttered in public about the sort of ancestors one might find "hiding in the woodpile" and I think that this situation is a LOT more common than most 'average' Americans are willing to accept (it's always been suspected on my father's side of the family and they've only been here since the 1860's).

John R. Baker, P.E.
Product 'Evangelist'
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Siemens PLM Software Inc.
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Cypress, CA
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To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

RE: Wait, where did you get yours?

so wait, the DAR don't want to find out they're the Daughters of American Reconstruction?

Now that you mention it, I too have ancestors from Wales who arrived in the late 1600's / early 1700's.

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