Rollo the Viking lived abt 860-930ad, and was my 33rd great-grandFather thru Leota’s mother, Valma Viers.
Found him when i was researching ancestors in the line leading to Charlemagne (742-814).
The few generations that are not well-documented are confirmed by dna matches. Generations from the yrs 860-1600s are confirmed by two professional genealogists – both FASG (American Society of Genealogists).
Our line descends thru the SISTER of William the Conqueror.
Links about Rollo:
“Dudo records that when Rollo took Bayeux by force, he carried off with him the beautiful Popa or Poppa, a daughter of Berenger, Count of Rennes, took her in marriage and with her had their son and Rollo’s heir, William Longsword.” (my 32nd great-grandfather)
Ten things you didn’t know about Vikings >> https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-vikings
More recent news >
> https://norwaytoday.info/culture/skeletal-shock-norwegian-researchers-viking-hunting/ says “Viking chieftain Rollo was the founder of Normandy, and the ancestor of the British royal family. For centuries it has been debated whether he was originally from Denmark or Norway, especially if he could be the exiled Rollo from Møre.
In March a Norwegian led delegation open a sarcophagus of two of Rollo’s descendants, the Dukes Richard I and Richard II, to test where DNA their stems from …” (Richard I is my 31st great-grandfather).
further interesting facts can be found here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vikings .
UPDATE 20Sep2020: >> https://www.inverse.com/science/viking-dna-study (finding strong dna influence from Southern Europe and Asia into pre-1000AD Viking dna) … and Viking communities much more varied in dna than what was expected. ((However that matches expectations i have read from one of my favorite authors on topic — but cannot find his name right now)). will try to remember to add his name when i see it next.
Viking note: New translation/interpretation for the Rök runestone from central middle Sweden, dated to around 800 CE. “This study proposes instead that the inscription deals with an anxiety triggered by a son’s death and the fear of a new climate crisis similar to the catastrophic one after 536 CE. Combining perspectives and findings from semiotics, philology, archaeology, and history of religion, the study presents a completely new interpretation which follows a unified theme, showing how the monument can be understood in the socio-cultural and religious context of early Viking Age Scandinavia. The inscription consists, according to the proposed interpretation, of nine enigmatic questions. Five of the questions concern the sun, and four of them, it is argued, ask about issues related to the god Odin. A central finding is that there are relevant parallels to the inscription in early Scandinavian poetry, especially in the Eddic poem Vafþrúðnismál.” >> https://www.inverse.com/science/62232-runestone-ragnarok-climate-crisis (dated 10Jan2020);
33rd great-grandfather to myself.
Son of Rollo the Viking, “Gaange Rolf” Hrólfr 1st Duke of Normandy, Count of Rouen fsv-VAG.wi3a.hea.aaa!36
Son of William Longsword Guillaume Longue-épée Chieftain of the Norse, Count of Rouen fsv-VAG.wi3a.hea.aaa!35
Son of Richard I “the Fearless” Duke of Normandy, Count of Rouen fsv-VAG.wi3a.hea.aaa!34
Son of Geoffrey “Godfrey” deBruine Count of Eu & Brionne fsv-VAG.wi3a.hea.aaa!33
Son of Gilbert Crispin Giselbert de Brionne Count of Brionne & Eu fsv-VAG.wi3a.hea.aaa!32
Son of Richard FitzGilbert Lord of Clare fsv-VAG.wi3a.hea.aaa!31
Son of Robert FitzRichard, Constable of Baynard’s Castle Steward to Kings fsv-VAG.wi3a.hea!30
Daughter of Walter FitzRobert, Sir Lord/Dunmow, Seigneur deMeri fsv-VAG.wi3a.hea!29
Son of Alice FitzWalter fsv-VAG.wi3a.hea!28
Son of Hamon Sir Pecche fsv-VAG.wi3a.haa!27
Son of Gilbert Sir Pecche fsv-VAG.wi3a.haa!26
Son of Gilbert “Lord Pecche” Pecche, Baron, Steward/King’s HsHold fsv-VAG.wi3a.haa!25
Daughter of Gilbert Sir 2nd Lord Pecche fsv-VAG.wi3a.haa!24
Daughter of Katherine Pecche fsv-VAG.wi3a.haa!23
Daughter of Margaret Notbeam fsv-VAG.wi3a.daa!22
Daughter of Cecily Hinkley fsv-VAG.wi3a.baa!21
Daughter of Thomasine Caldebeck fsv-VAG.wi3a!20
Daughter of Anne Underhill fsv-VAG.wina!19
Son of Joan Knighton fsv-VAG.wiga!18
Daughter of Richard Gent Bailiff Burgess/Hertford Bull fsv-VAG.wiba!17
Son of Elizabeth Bull fsv-VAG.wiba!16
Daughter of Thomas Lawrence fsv-VAG.wiaa!15
Son of Jane Lawrence fsv-VAG.wiaa!14
Son of James Giddings fsv-VAG.waaa!13
Son of Nathaniel Giddings fsv-VAG.waaa!12
Daughter of Nathaniel Giddings fsv-VAG.waaa!11
Son of Sarah Giddings fsv-VAG.waaa!10
Daughter of Jacob Gallup fsv-VAG.faaa!09
Daughter of Lucy VAG Gallup fsv-VAG.faaa!08
Son of Elizabeth Allyn fsv-VAA.caaa!07
Daughter of Charles Washington Viers fsv-V.aaaa!06
Daughter of Valma Angeline Viers fsv.aaaa!05
Son of Leota Pearl Spencer fs.aaaa!04
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