I find it hard to believe there was no intermarriage between
Armada > survivors
> > and Irish. Friends of the family surnamed Avera who are most Irish (and
> > redhaired) trace their family back to just such a union.
They have also
Nobody said it didn't happen, just that the genetic impact would be
minimal, and not responsible for the "black Irish"
> Someone on the list suggested that red-hair was genetically introduced into
> the Scottish and Irish populations by the Vikings...
> Any takers...???
Twaddle. The Roman descriptions of the Caledonians mention red-hair.
> > indicated that to be the source of the surname Avery.
> > Ruadh
> > who is reminded of Dr. Jones's admonition that "X never ever marks the