|Note that the categories are, of necessity, pretty broad. Great Britain |
crosses over with Western Europe. Italy/Greece includes parts of Western
Europe and continues east to include much of the former Yugoslavia.
Further inquiries of Italian Facebook friends indicate that Northern Italians may be more likely to considered Western European, while Southern Italians show a greater percent of what Ancestry.com now calls Southern European (formerly Italian/Greek).
‟Many would be well served by not worrying about the word ‘Italian,’ ” said Dennis McKinnon, an Italian-American from Boston. ‟DNA is very different. If you are of Italian descent, you’ll be a blend of all Mediterranean trade routes and military campaigns.”
For more on genetic diversity, read: Genetic diversity in the DNA testing of Italians should be expected.