Christies of Skateraw Norse Vikings Official!
According to Oxford Ancestors' database my Christie Y-Line
genetic code 16,13, 24, 11, 11, 13, 10, 17, 12, 11 is one
they recognise as being Viking. For a Y-Line chromosome to
qualify as Viking, it must be common in Norway and very rare
in those parts of Britain not influenced by Norse Vikings
(Hegalson et al., 'Estimating Scandinavian and gaelic
ancestry in the male settlers in Iceland.' American Journal
of Human Genetics, Vol 67, pp717, 2000). The genetic
signature of my Y-chromosome is inherited, virtually
unaltered, from my father, Albert Christie 1915-1974, my
grandfather, John Christie (1870-1951), my great grandfather,
Andrew Christie (1832-1880), Gt. gt, grandfather, Andrew
Christie (1809-1882) Gt. Gt .gt grandfather William Christie
(b17??) and from his paternal ancestors down through the ages.
The chart can be seen on
It would be useful and interesting to compare the
Y-chromosomes of other Christies and Skateraw families.
According to Professor Bryan Sykes of Oxford Ancestors
Y-chromosomes do follow surnames and that there is a good
likelihood all Christies share a common ancestor.