I have complicated heritage for a typical half French Canadian half Yorkshire kind of gal. Why? This is Gedmatch's Eurogenes algorithm.
There is a lot more to your ancestry than your maternal and paternal lines, although geneticists seem fixated for some reason on the paternal lines, that can only be determined through male lineage.
Family trees have many branches, If I go back 10 generations to France on my maternal tree I get over 500 people and 7 filles de roi, minimum.
On top of that, I've had my DNA done on Ancestry.ca, which has brought up more questions than it answered, as per usual.
I'm half French Canadian and half British -right outta Yorkshire - and Cumberland and Northumberland.
As expected, I have a huge number of French Canadian cousins on Ancestry, including 86 people who match with my dna and my tree. Most are American. Yes, I can see that many, many people in Massachusetts and Michigan have French roots, never mind Louisiana.
I expected to find a fair bit of Native America, but I've come out with quite a lot of European Jewish on my chart, a surprise, until I examined my mother's French Canadian heritage in more depth.
Her dad's a Crepeau and her Mom's a Roy.
My mother always said that Crepeau meant "curly-haired" which seemed appropriate as she had curly hair and her father had curly hair and my brother has curly hair.
I couldn't see why Crepeau meant curly-haired - it sounded more like 'grey skin' to me, but after doing my tree on Ancestry, I can see that the first Crepeau to land in Quebec was a Crespeau from Poitou Charentes, Loire.
Crespeau, apparently means curly-haired. I found info on the Net that suggests Crespo may be a Spanish Jewish name.
Crispo, apparently, is from Sicily and that makes more sense when I see my Ancestry Ethnicty chart which gives me lots of Italian, Caucasus and Middle East, the stamp of many Sicilians.
(At first, I attributed this to the Normans, who held Sicily and a part of Turkey in 1100 AD. Most French Canadians are from Poitou Charentes or Normandy and Brittany.)
I can't do my mother's paternal Y lineage, only her brother could and he's been dead for 60 years.
But, I have done my mother's maternal line, already knowing that her furthest ancestor in Normandy is a Lily Rodrigue, (daughter of fille de roi Eva Perron) if I've done it right from the Drouin collection and other Ancestry charts.
Rodrigue is certainly of Spanish extraction.. and my MT trail is very Sephardic as well as Azkenazi.
The truth is, French Canadians have Jewish roots. I'm not unique.