Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345
Results 41 to 42 of 42

Thread: Who Here is Saxon?

  1. #41
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Last Online
    Monday, February 20th, 2017 @ 11:02 AM
    Ethnicity
    Dutch
    Gender
    Posts
    526
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    Sybren, you might find this passage interesting:

    For the Frisians [the Anglo-Saxon invasions of England] meant two things. First, since the Angles and Saxons could hardly avoid going through Frisian territory to get to Britain, the Frisians were undoubtedly affected by the great migration. Some scholars have gone so far as to claim that the Frisians where in fact totally absorbed by the invaders, and that the later Frisians represent an amalgam of Angles, Saxons, and earlier Frisians. This claim is probably wildly exaggerated, but it seems beyond doubt that some intermixture occurred at this time, with some Angles and Saxons remaining behind on the mainland, and some Frisians participating in the settlement of England. Second, the departure of the Angles and Saxons left the coastal areas east of the Frisians at least partially empty, and the Frisians had a little room to expand. And expand they apparently did, during the fifth and sixth centuries. By the end of that time, the Frisians appear to have occupied the coastal area all the way to the mouth of the Weser.

    (Source)
    Earlier in this thread I stated I was predominantly Saxon. I should mention that many of my ancestors were in all probability Saxonised Frisians, since my province used to be Frisian until the end of the Middle Ages. Yet if the passage is correct, an influx of Saxon blood had happened much earlier. Still, there is no point in guessing as to the extent, and the line between Frisians and Saxons was unclear of old. The overwhelming majority of my direct ancestors were Saxons.

  2. #42
    Member Dunkelchen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    Thursday, May 12th, 2011 @ 02:02 PM
    Ethnicity
    New Zealander
    Gender
    Posts
    14
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    I should think I'm largely Saxon. I have ancestry from both Southern England and Lower Saxony, both pretty Saxon parts of the world don't you think?
    Nonetheless, Scotland still predominates in me. Does anyone know a lot about the ethnic history of the lowlands of Scotland? I know there is a lot of Anglo-Saxon influence, but I couldn't say whether that was predominantly Anglo or Saxon. I would love a little clearing up on that point!

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst 12345

Similar Threads

  1. Just Like to Make Sure I Am Saxon...
    By The_Saxon in forum Genealogy & Ancestry DNA
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Saturday, September 24th, 2011, 11:27 PM
  2. Greetings from a Wandering Saxon
    By Scear in forum Introductions & Greetings
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Tuesday, June 10th, 2008, 04:52 PM
  3. Saxon Cornwall?
    By Angelcynn Beorn in forum England
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Saturday, July 8th, 2006, 03:38 AM
  4. The Saxon Advent
    By Blutwölfin in forum Germanic & Indo-Germanic Origins
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Sunday, November 13th, 2005, 04:45 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •