Re: Deshayes, St. Cyr DNA testing
The Deshaie lineage of Normandy tracks back to around 992 AD and Robert Fitz Picot de Say.........in Say Normandy itself, kin to the Viking invaders and a companion to William the Conqueror.
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His DNA should be Celt, if tests on others of this clan are indicative of his origin as well.
There were indeed some Jews in Normandy around the fief of Evreux.......in study.
The De Say lineage has no obvious relationship to the Seyers or Sayres of Jewish lineage in Holland and surrounding regions......
St. Cyr refers to the martyr St. Cyr..........after whom a number of abbeys and parishes was named all over France.
However, I would still encourage Deshaies to do DNA testing to build a knowledge base as hobby DNA testing in France is illegal.....
and the only way we can uncover lineages is from our side of the Atlantic.