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A cousin of mine had the Windsor line DNA tested. This cousin is a great great grandson of Jeremiah Daniel Windsor, father of Margaret Windsor Iman. This cousin also carries the last name Windsor.|
According to the DNA male genes the Windsors belong to Haplogroup I1. Haplogroups are major genetic groups that descend from a common ancestor, but with each haplogroup moving further and further away from each other in different directions creating the various different physical characteristics of modern human beings.
The I1 group came out of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, northern France and northern Germany with the greatest concentration of the population being in Norway. They are believed to have settled in those areas some 20,000 years ago, coming there toward the end of the last Ice Age. They are also believed to be of the same genetic strain as the Cro-Magnon people. I1 was an isolated genetic strain with little outside influence from other genetic populations. At some point, possibly about 10,000 years ago I1 people moved to England. I1 may also be the strain that produced blonde hair and possibly blue eyes. At the present time Haplogroup I1 accounts for 20% of the european population. Outside of northern Europe I1 appears rare in most parts of the world, but in America it accounts for a sizable percentage of the population due to the settlement of that country by people from England and northern Europe. Alexander Hamilton is Haplogroup I1.
About 10,000 years ago another Haplogroup R1 came into Europe from the area of central Russia and Kazakstan. The R1 group killed off almost all of the I1 population. About 5,000 years ago only one male produced male descendants, so all I1 people are descended from this lone male of 5000 years ago who may have lived in Norway or Denmark.
Are we related to the Windsor royal family of Great Britain? NO.
The haplogroup for the Windsor family is I1, the haplogroup for the Windsor royal family of England is R1. So we are not directly related to the royal family at all.