I am Cornish, another "Celtic" fringe people. Here in Sennen, near Lands End anyone with Ginger or Red hair was called a "Red haired DANE", referring to the Viking incursions. Any comment on the Viking contribution?
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Gene studies today suggest that the Red Hair trait (allele) originated in the British Isles and that it's presence in southern Norway is a result of slaves brought over from the Isles.
In most cases both parents must carry the recessive allele. Your lineage most likely goes back to Cornwall's original inhabitants. That is pretty cool.
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