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English/Irish/Scottish/German.

Tall (5ft9)

blond hair as child, got darker and darker; now about 20% gray (at 37 y.o.)

blue eyes

fair skin

My mom and sister are getting tested soon, now that I got a dx.

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I'm tall, almost 5'8". Blonde hair (the color of the roots in the picture :o ) that got darker with each of my five pregnancies (surprised it's not black, actually!), bluish green eyes.

My grandfather's parents were 100% English. Quite sure he is where one of my gluten sensitive genes come from as he had terrible problems. Eventually got cancer of the esophogus, died after surgery at 82.

My grandmother, on the other side, was at least 50% French. She seems to be where I got my other gene. She had a lot of diagnosed "food allergies." Died of Parkinson's Disease.

I don't know where the other two grandparents are from. We've been here a long time!

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I am Irish/Scottish on my mom's side and German on my dad's side.

Although I prefer to say I am American :P

Oh, and I am 5ft 2in. I have naturally strawberry blonde hair, fair skin and green eyes (although they turn blue when I am mad and grey when I am sick)

The women in my family start going grey around 35, that's early right?

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I'm quarter hungarian, quarter french, and half northern european (english, irish, scandinavian, etc.) mutt! ;-)

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I am 5' 2", dark hair and dark brown eyes, kind of sallow complexion.

Grandparents all European Jews. Father's father from Russia, died of stomach cancer when my father was 13. My father has always complained of stomach problems. My brother had colitis at age 10. I started with IBS as an adult which got worse over 10 years and then disappeared three days off gluten.

I am undiagnosed, but gluten free.

This is an interesting thread.

Karen

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dads side is pure english blood from whales, moms side is unknown she was adopted at birth

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I am 1/4 German, and a smattering of English, Acadian French, Native American (Alabama Coushatta Tribe), Irish and Lord knows what else (Paternal grandfather was illegitimate child and we know nothing of his birthfather).

Oh, I'm 5'7", brown hair (dyed blonde right now), brown eyes, oval face shape, and medium complexion. I think the Native American and Cajun (Acadian French) are the most prominently expressed in my phenotype.

Natalie

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One-fourth Norwegian, the rest, Welsh/Irish/Scottish and a tiny bit of French. Father died of colon cancer at 56. Lots of diabetics and depressed people on mom's side....even one schizophrenic whom I've never met, and some with "IBS" which I'm quite sure is Celiac.

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Well, I thought that I had already replied to this, but I can't find my post :huh:

Anyways, I recently found out some new info on my ethnic origin, so I'll just post everything again, with the new info.

Dad's side: French-Canadian, Irish, Jewish, Native American (just a little of the last 2).

My dad's family has a long history of autoimmune diseases. His dad is the only one in a family of 8 to not have an autoimmune disease. And I'm sure if they were to be tested for celiac, most of them would test positive.

Mom's side:Italian, German, and Native American. There also might be some Irish, but right now, no one knows for sure.

My grandpa has had colon cancer, and his mom had the "celiac stomach". She also suffered from severe osteoperosis (her head looked like it was coming out of her chest).

I am tall, about 5'8 3/4". I have fair skin (I don't tan; I burn and freckle), and I have blond hair and light eyes.

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Well, I thought that I had already replied to this, but I can't find my post :huh:

Anyways, I recently found out some new info on my ethnic origin, so I'll just post everything again, with the new info.

Dad's side: French-Canadian, Irish, Jewish, Native American (just a little of the last 2).

My dad's family has a long history of autoimmune diseases. His dad is the only one in a family of 8 to not have an autoimmune disease. And I'm sure if they were to be tested for celiac, most of them would test positive.

Mom's side:Italian, German, and Native American. There also might be some Irish, but right now, no one knows for sure.

My grandpa has had colon cancer, and his mom had the "celiac stomach". She also suffered from severe osteoperosis (her head looked like it was coming out of her chest).

I am tall, about 5'8 3/4". I have fair skin (I don't tan; I burn and freckle), and I have blond hair and light eyes.

What is "celiac stomach"?

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For me, I'm mostly german with a tad of scotch irish, english mixed in along the way..... In my younger years I was a redhead (both sides of family) blue eyes , very fair skinned. Oddly my sister was a redhead also , straight hair but I have three brothers that have black/dark brown hair with tons of curls and wavy.... Go figure!!!!!!My siblings all were born before wwII and I was a war's over happy moment.......................I have been the only one to have any type of surgery or illness until recently. I do believe two of my brothers could have celiacs and I think my Dad had it and many autoimmune disorders.........no one believes me that celiacs is a real illness except for my kids who one is celiac and one is not...........

mamaw

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I thought I replied also, but here it is again LOL

I am full Italian, brown hair, brown eyes & 5ft tall. I have olive skin. My twin brother has Colittis.

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Hiya! I have oval-ish face, with dark brown hair and green eyes. My dad is also coeliac, with dark brown hair, square face and blue-green eyes, grandmother was also coeliac. My family is of irish decsnt - well the coeliac line is anyway, and originiates from County Cavan. Though I have actually read research that says coeliacs have larger foreheads than usual, and also that the coeliac gene originates from the west coast of Ireland, where apparently the prevalence is a lot higher. I know that probably doesnt help, but oh well...

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Though I have actually read research that says coeliacs have larger foreheads than usual, and also that the coeliac gene originates from the west coast of Ireland, where apparently the prevalence is a lot higher. I know that probably doesnt help, but oh well...

This is interesting. I think I have a big forehead. I haven't been tested for celiac genes though and I don't know what side of Ireland I descend from. My ancestry is mostly Irish and Scottish, English, and American Indian. I have really fair skin, hazel eyes, and was a toe head when I was little but my hair has gotten darker through the years, it's more of a really really dirty blonde with a hint of red in the sunlight. Not sure about my face shape, more oval I think?

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My father came to Canada from Italy and my mom was born in the U.S. but we do have Russian/Polish blood in our family history. I have brown hair and brown eyes. There is a history of family members going grey really early though. My mom has been dying her hair since before I can remember, my brother (age 24) is going grey and only a few weeks ago I found a grey hair and I'm only 20!

This poll is really interesting btw :)

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My mom is from Taiwan, my dad is from Singapore and his parents from china.

I was born in the U.S.

Oddly enough, no symptoms on either side of the family; my parents have always eaten dairy and wheat and never had any problems.

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Wow this thread is really awesome!

I am 100% Irish. Both sets of grandparents came over from Ireland. One set came from County Cork and the other came from Belfast. ( I learned that my grandpa escaped here because he was in the IRA and was in trouble :ph34r: ) I am 31 and look about 24. My normal hair color is blonde (was light blonde when I was little) and has gotten darker with each child. I have been dying it red because of the HUGE amount of grey. I am very fair skinned and do not tan. I have the tell-tale moles on the upper body. I have green eyes and a round face and I'm also about 5'5". There are a lot of signs in both sides of my family that suggest celiac disease. Just about every member has something...from diabetes to MS. I am trying to get my parents and my cousins to get tested, but they're stubborn.

:) Jennifer

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Scandinavian, Japanese, German, Welsh, Irish...that is what I know of.....probably a little of everything. My family came to America in the early 1600's.

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Does anyone know of any good links concernng the epidemiology of Celiac Disease? I know there is a high rate of this disease in Irish & Scandinavian lines, but can't remember where I read that.. :huh:

I think it's really interesting that we've seen a lot of both of those already listed in these posts.

And I think it's cool that there are people who *don't* have that lineage who are showing that it *does* show up elsewhere!

Thanks everybody :)

- Michelle :wub:

The original Irish and Scandanavians are pretty much as seperate as possible. They are closer to North African Berbers than germanic peoples having orginally migrated from present day Iraq westwards.

Most germanic peoples are decended from the goths and visigoths from Sweden which includes the sterotypical Dutch, Northern German and Scandanavians. These took the place of the celtic tribes which fell at the end of the Roman Empire... fleeing Westwards.

In the same way the slavic peoples were pushed west under the mongols ...and Alexander mixed up half of the area East of Macedonia. The Cartheginians equally migrated west from their phonecian origins.

then agains the Scandanvians were in Dublin for 500 yrs and Romans everywhere.

Very little hard historical evidence exists prior to Suetonius due to various historical events and his history is mostly all that remains as a summary (sometimes rather poetic) of previous historians.

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Wow, this is very interesting...

I have no clue as to heritage... I am adopted. However...

I have an Irish temter, Czechoslovakian stubbornness. I have a roundish face, blue eyes, when I bleach my hair it has a red cast to it, so there is lots of natural red in it... I haven't a clue as to what my "natural color" is anymore... lol. I am short, and have stumpy legs, toes and fingers. My eyes also have a slight... very slight almond shape to them also.

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Wow, this is very interesting...

I have no clue as to heritage... I am adopted. However...

I have an Irish temter, Czechoslovakian stubbornness. I have a roundish face, blue eyes, when I bleach my hair it has a red cast to it, so there is lots of natural red in it... I haven't a clue as to what my "natural color" is anymore... lol. I am short, and have stumpy legs, toes and fingers. My eyes also have a slight... very slight almond shape to them also.

The funny thing is Americans tend to consider themselves mixed up but the same can be said for thier forebearers. Apart from my height (5'10") and a half ... I look completely Scandanavian with blonde hair and blue eyes the exception being my nose! yet my mothers sister couldn't look more Jewish with olive skin, dark eyes and black hair and the same nose ... My ex-gluten-free from Uni was Irish and had 4 siblings... all extremely Celtic looking (and the youngest a celaic) except one who was dark skinned, blonde haired and brown eyes. In this case we actually know Im 1/8 part Jewish ...

The Spanish landed in Southern Ireland after the Armada and hence their is a large element of Spanish and the same goes for some of the isolated valies in Norway but the whole thing just gets lost, the Spanish were a mixture of pre-Roman celts, phonecians via carthage and moors not to mention Romans and greeks.

The Norwegians similarly kidnapped and interbred with most of Northern Europe in their viking phase.

The English are as mongrel as anyone... I should know ....

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Lithuanian heritage (Northern European - Baltic Sea). My mom, her sister, her neice, me and my daughter - all celiac. The boys in our family seem to be immune - very odd.

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