Birth Name: Eoin Christopher Macken
Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland
Date of Birth: February 21, 1983
Eoin Macken, also credited as Eoin C. Macken, is an Irish actor, filmmaker, author, and model. His father is named James Macken. His roles include the film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and the series Merlin and The Night Shift, among others.
Now, it really makes sense to say that this guy has the exact same ethnicity of Colin Farrell? Dont think so… British Isles populations have been mixing with continental europeans for centuries, mainly french, germans, spaniards, and italians.
Romans (not Italians) ruled over the whole modern England territory for abt 400 years (from AD 43 to AD 410) and over parts of Wales (from 48 A to 383 AD). Tacitus wrote about the Celtic tribe of Silures of SE Wales: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silures
That’s all we know.
yep, and spanish people spent a lot of time in the island of Ireland, and also(more ”recently”) considerable waves of germans, french, dutch, and some other peoples from that W. Europe area, and even eastern euros in smaller numbers. The exact same in Great Britain. Today, western and nw euros are basically one big germanic-celtic family
The Irish identify theirselves as Celts. Because once they spoke as 1st language a Celtic one (as Wales, Scotland, Cornwall and Cumbria), before the English basically abolished it. English is not a fully Germanic language anyway because of the huge Latin influence in the vocabulary, due to the Norman invasion of 1066 from France.
Recent genetic studies have found that the Romans did not leave a significant imprint on the British population, and they also discount that the Normans and Vikings did, either. The population ‘s genetics were largely set during the original peopling of the Isles, which was basically from France & Germany, though of course long before those populations had formed.
Furthermore, the like the others described above, the Celts were a multi-ethnic grouping of people spreading their language/culture more than they did their genes. People think because of Celtic language connections between the Isles and the Continent that this explains different phenotypes, but that turns out not to be the case.
Long story short, the British were already a genetic mix from almost the beginning of the peopling of the region.
Agree with “the population ‘s genetics were largely set during the original peopling of the Isles”.