Central to Eastern European mongrel.
My dad´s paternal ancestors came originally from the Salzburger Land in Austria, but had to emigrate during the early 18th century due to religious persecution (they were protestants and the Austrian empresss, together with the Catholic bishop of Salzburg declared that they would either have to convert to catholicism or leave the country).
They settled down in an area later known as East Prussia on invitation by the Prussian king (there had been a devastating epidemic running through this region some years before, which caused it to be totally depopulated. The Prussian king needed citizens to keep the economy running and invited people from all over Europe, mainly protestant refugees, like Hugenots from France or the protestant Austrians to settle in the empty villages).
There they mixed for a few centuries with the locals, so that I´m sure that I have some Russian, Polish and possibly Jewish ancestors as well. One of my later ancestors was a French soldier of Napoleon´s Grande Armee, who survived the campaign in Russia, decided he had enough, deserted in East Prussia and married a local girl.
After WW1 they were driven from their land by the Lithuanians demanding national independence and eventually ended up in Berlin (where my granddad married the daughter of a blacksmith from a village just east of Berlin). This family consisted mostly of farmers, career NCOs in the Prussian Army and tradesmen.
On my mother´s side my ancestors were mostly peasants from the border region between Hessen, Bavaria and Thuringia, but I don´t know the details.
My missus is Filipina from Mindenao with Chinese ancestry.
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