Re: The Gillettes were Vikings?
Normandy, the western section of France, takes its name from the Norse, or Vikings, who invaded and eventually settled there.That was before the year 1000 A.D. In 1066, of course, when the Normans invaded England with William the Conqueror, they brought with them their ancient Viking bloodlines.
It makes sense that many living in France in the 1500-1600s would be descendants of the Norse.
As a female and without a close Gillet male relative, I don't qualify for the Gillet Y-DNA study, so I'm grateful to you for doing it and sharing the results.I descend from both Jonathan and Nathan Gillet.