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  • Curious...Attached Ear Lobes

    Anyone here know what ethnic people have the greatest percentage and/or what ancestry if this recessive trait could be indictive of any particular ethnic ancestry?

    thanks,
    BW

  • #2
    Hi,
    Mine are attached but I inheirited them from my English father...there are a few mysteries in his family tree but as far as I'm aware he's pretty much Anglo-Celtic in origin!
    My Mum who would have the greater chance of anything other than European has large earlobes that are unattached
    It would be interesting to hear whether there is a correlation between certain ethnicities and attachment!

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    • #3
      It is interesting. Although many different groups have attached ear lobes I wonder if it can be a indication of ancestry. This is just a wild theory but you know, the mythical Elves, that are seen in Celtic culture have attached ear lobes and perhaps this can be a indication of not Celtic but actually Pre-Celtic ancient British Isles ancestry.

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      • #4
        Mine are attached, inherited on my Norwegian side....

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        • #5
          Celtic Toe

          You might also find this interesting.

          http://www.electricscotland.com/fami...2002/celts.htm

          They say the "Celtic Toe" is that the Second Toe is the same length as the First Big Toe.

          Well, my second toe is actually longer than my Big Toe so what does that mean? Yes, I also have the attached ear lobes. Interesting stuff.

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          • #6
            My grandmother has attached earlobes, she is Italian on her mother's side and Irish on her father's side. She has a crease in her earlobe and said that there is an old wive's tale that if the crease runs the length from the edge of the ear to the jaw that you will die of a heart attack. Who came up with this stuff?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by BlackWolf
              You might also find this interesting.

              http://www.electricscotland.com/fami...2002/celts.htm

              They say the "Celtic Toe" is that the Second Toe is the same length as the First Big Toe.

              Well, my second toe is actually longer than my Big Toe so what does that mean? Yes, I also have the attached ear lobes. Interesting stuff.
              Here is the Wikipedia article on Morton's Toe.

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              • #8
                Twinkletoes

                I've got the whole Morton Triad thing going along with attached earlobes. The hypermobile first metatarsal segment is probably the reason I can walk "on my tiptoes" (great entertainment for others but not really projecting the manliest attributes of my physical abilities). Thanks for all the information.

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                • #9
                  Attached Earlobes

                  Count me in too. Attached earlobes. Y J1 mtDNA H7 and Italian on both sides.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HapJ1
                    Count me in too. Attached earlobes. Y J1 mtDNA H7 and Italian on both sides.
                    I share Alan's Hg's and ethnicity but I don't have attached earlobes (or equal-length toes)...

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