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"Scandinavian" AncestryDNA Ethnicity Estimate in Westphalia, Germany

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"Scandinavian" AncestryDNA Ethnicity Estimate in Westphalia, Germany

Posted: 1534973819000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1534973982000
Surnames: Fahnhorst, Maas, Stippel, Kamphues, Boeckers, Rauers, Alfs, Schippenhorst, Lenzen, Schlueters
Has anyone else with established family ties in Westphalia, Germany (Coesfeld and Munster area) gotten an overwhelming AncestryDNA Ethnicity Estimate of "Scandinavian"? I found it odd because the test did not seem to characterize any of my family in the more "German" categories, despite all of my ancestors since 1700 having lived in just a few small Westphalian towns. One possible reason for this result is that that entire area was settled by migrants from the north. That is consistent with my YDNA haplogroup of L48, which may have formed in what is now Denmark.
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