Scots-Irish Project

2013

Review: The Other Irish (January 7, 2013)

Religion and the Frontier Experience (January 4, 2013)

The Roots of America’s Gun Culture (January 3, 2013)

2012

John C. Calhoun’s Family Background (December 29, 2012)

  • http://ulsterheritagedna.ulsterheritage.com/ Barry R McCain

    Enjoyed your posts on Scots-Irish.

  • Kurt

    Irish people are the lowest there is. All they do is get drunk off their asses and dance like idiots when they are drunk and eat potatoes.

  • james h swor

    We’re not Irish, we’re Ulster Scots!

  • http://blackhistorymonth elaine lane

    Why you guys always putting people down???

  • http://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/report-suspicious-activity Rudel

    “We’re not Irish, we’re Ulster Scots!”

    A mongrel race of Gaelic Scotii (originally from Ireland before going to Britain after the Romans left and then returning!), Picts, and various English Borderer bandits who are themselves a motley collection of Britons, Romans, Angles, and Norse.

  • Marshall Wolf

    “A mongrel race of Gaelic Scotii (originally from Ireland before going to Britain after the Romans left and then returning!), Picts, and various English Borderer bandits who are themselves a motley collection of Britons, Romans, Angles, and Norse.”

    The Scots-Irish descend from both the Lowlands of Scotland and North England, although there most likely hardly little difference between the two places, being literally right next to one another.

    The Lowlands, especially the south, are very, very Germanic. Angles even settled north of Hadrian’s Wall. Then the Saxon nobles fled there after the Norman invasions. Then the Normans settled there as well.

    ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/articles/kingdom_of_the_angles/ )

    Picts dwelled in the north-east of Scotland. I don’t know how much raping and pillaging they inflicted on the Lowlands, but I doubt that they have much kinship with the Lowlanders.

    The Lowlanders also have little Brythonic (Briton) blood. The Angles, Jutes, and Saxons pretty much ethnic cleansed the landscape, and instituted apartheid on the survivors. It’s safe to assume there was next to no mixing in the Lowlands.

    ( http://m.spiegel.de/international/europe/a-768706.html)

    True, the Scots Irish are the mutts of Northern Europe. I wouldn’t have it any other way. ;)

  • Captain John Charity Spring MA

    DNA testing suggests that there has been virtually no infusion of Foreigns, before 1955 anyway…