Just got genealogical confirmation that my ancestors were Danish Vikings, so there you have it.
Have been reading my Plaisted family history this summer. It is quite a lengthy, meaty read, full of villains and warriors and goes back to the 9th century as far as we can now tell. But suffice it to say that my ancestors were the original great Danes- the fearful Vikings who plundered the coastlines of Europe for centuries; the horned hordes. We morphed into the French Normans who continued plundering our way into England and eventually sailed our way to the new world. It explains a lot really. My love of water and boats, of travelling in general, the blonde hair, the occasional urge to don a metal corset, my strict punctuality, my fatal attraction to Eric Northman, the love of a good herring...