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  1. So in the original sense of the word, no most Scandinavians are not descended from vikings, most Scandinavians are however descended from the old Norse peoples that were living in Scandinavia during the viking age. Later in Continue Reading JG Garcia Knows French Author has 255 answers and 19.5K answer views Jul 25

  2. Norsemen had explored the eastern coast of North America as early as the 11th century, though they created no lasting settlements. Later, a Swedish colony briefly existed on the Delaware River during the 17th century, however, the vast majority of Americans of Nordic or Scandinavian ancestry are descendent of immigrants of the 19th century.

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  4. Feb 17, 2016 · Scandinavian roots run deep in Minnesota, and so does the belief among some that the first Vikings who inhabited the state were not of the National Football League variety. The theory that the ...

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  5. Dec 16, 2016 · When people hear the word Vikings, they think of lots of things. Maybe they think of a huge hulking man dressed in fur with long hair and wearing a horned helmet. Or maybe they think of seafarers setting off across the horizon on open-decked boats. Or maybe they think of farmers and blacksmiths in the valleys of Scandinavia, calling on the Old ...

  6. Sep 18, 2020 · The results showed that Viking identity didn’t always equate to Scandinavian ancestry. Just before the Viking Age (around 750 to 1050 A.D.), for instance, people from Southern and Eastern Europe...

  7. Dec 20, 2017 · Despite the evidence, for now it's nearly impossible to prove a direct, thousand-year-old genetic link between Native Americans and Icelanders. For starters, no living Native American group carries the exact genetic variation found in the Icelandic families. In light of another answer mentioning Greenland, the DNA study looked at that as well: