8 per cent Basque. There it is, the exciting surprise bit. #1 daughter is 4% Basque, so she got all of this.

This is the place where my Grandmother’s family has lived for seven generations that we know of. In Aquitaine, as it used to be called. It’s near the Spanish border and in Basque Country, but the family are French.We’ve got a Spanish percentage as well, but I think that both the Spanish and the Basque parts are probably just French people living on the border.

My grandmother’s maps show that she was pretty well traveled. She even went to Spain. She definitely was not Basque. Someone would have mentioned it.