You must have seen this somewhere Spec- I've never been to an Irish wedding but seen it at enough parties etcSpectral Knight wrote: ↑29 Jun 2020, 21:18I've been to a few weddings in Ireland, and a fair few more weddings of people of Irish descent in the UK, and I have no idea what you are talking about, so guessing probably not..!
I've never done a DNA test but given my family have lived in the same city for a couple of hundred years (my sister did the whole family tree and there are wedding records of my less than common name here like 200 hundred years ago...there was some stupid census stat I found before about surnames where it said 90% of people with my surname in the UK live in my city. I have a feeling we're like the 'first men' and have just been here through the vikings and the romans and stuff.
Edit: did a little google and apparently there are only 860 of us in the USA in total (and it's pretty mmuch 50% black and 50% white), 280 in the UK (which given our relevant sizes should tell you about how many of us just like staying here)....and about the same in Oz. I remember when my sister was doing the geneology thing her and my dad were saying 'oh a lot of us emigrated to Australia didn't we'....and I just sighed 'convict deportation'.
here find out about your own name: