View Full Version : What's your child's ethnicity?
09-20-2010, 06:07 PM
Just curious and wanting to do an informal study of my own. My husband has Native Indian heritage, and I've come across several moms now who have a husband with spanish or Native ancestry and a child with craniosynostosis. Some medical conditions and diseases are more prevalent in certain ethnicities (I'm a mix of english, Irish and German).
My daughter was born with BLSS - or Mercedes Benz Syndrome and had a successful reconstructive surgery at three months old.
We're considering another baby so I'm desperately searching for answers on my own while we await genetic testing, and of the people I've spoken to, many of them have Native or Latin heritage.
We've ruled out many of the other theories I'm seeing thrown around (we thought it could have been just because she was squished, but she also has a split uvula at the back of the throat. She has o dimples, and no developmental delays, I didn't take an inordinate amount of Folic Acid, and my thyroid is slightly high, but not enough to be of concern).
SO... Please let me know when you get a chance - what's your ethnic heritage? Thanks very much!
09-20-2010, 06:12 PM
My Husband is Welsh, and I was born and raised in Toronto, My Mom and Dad's side both have English/Irish.
I know of 2 cranio kids in my family, my daughter and a second cousin's baby. We also have 4 family members who have had cleft lips....all on my side of the family.
09-20-2010, 06:15 PM
I am of Italian/Maltese heritage and my hubby is Italian...
I haven't heard of ethnicity being of any relevance to having Cranio... IDK..
09-20-2010, 06:18 PM
My father is 1/2 native american and 1/2 german.
09-20-2010, 07:24 PM
I am 1/2 hispanic, 1/4 indian, and 1/4 white, husband is 100% hispanic..
Mateo has genetic testing in Oct.. so we will see what they say..
I'm a nice ole blend of German, Norwegian, Czech, English....and lots of other Northern European stuff that I'm not exactly sure about!
09-20-2010, 08:52 PM
oh goodness. I'm part german, irish, and indian and my son's father is 1/2 mexican...not sure about the other half.
09-20-2010, 09:09 PM
I'm 100 % italian and my husband is 50% italian and the other 50% is a mixture of english/nova scotia/ german/portiguese.
As far as we know, my son is the first cranio in the family.
09-20-2010, 10:04 PM
Interesting - I can't help but wonder if it IS in fact more prevalent in Native Indian and/or Latin families...
Please keep answering and we'll see what the responses are :).
09-21-2010, 01:24 AM
I'm mexican and white and andrews dad is white and filipino (think i spelled that wrong)
My Hubby´s German. My side of the family are mostly English. My sister had cranio and it looks as though my Great Aunt might also have had it, judging from pictures of her as a little girl before she got polio and knowing her. There is some Spanish blood way back in my family but that is way back. My Grandmother was officially Argentinian but I think that genetically, her family were originally English.
09-21-2010, 06:26 AM
I am a total European mix (Russian, Czech, English, Scottish and Irish among other things...) and Azia's father was adopted but we know he is predominantly latino (born in Chile) - and from what we can gather part caucasian.
09-21-2010, 07:33 AM
I am fully Indian and my husband as well. Never heard of craniosynostosys in India. I think doctors dont even diagnose about cranio there.
09-21-2010, 10:18 AM
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09-21-2010, 01:26 PM
English and European. Could this be made into a poll? It would make your results easier to read?
09-21-2010, 02:49 PM
I am English and Italian. DH is Italian and German.
Neve is Irish, Scottish and a little bit of German in there!!!!!
09-21-2010, 03:12 PM
I suppose I could have made a poll... I'm not very familiar with some of the formatting and capabilities of this site. Thanks for all the answers - I'm very appreciative! So far we have a little bit of everything, but I would say (on a very informal basis) it seems a bit more prevalent in the Native and Latin ethnicity. Interesting...
Someone had sent me a medical journal at one point with some preliminary findings of prevalence in Spanish communities but I wonder if any studies have been done recently. Perhaps even on a global basis it would be interesting to see where the most common diagnosis is geographically. Now that we have the internet I suppose anything's possible :). Hopefully researchers are glancing at the site from time to time!
09-22-2010, 10:57 AM
I'm Jewish, of German ancestry on my father's side, English/Welsh on my mothers. DH is Jewish of Russian ancestry. But in Clara's case, there's a known syndrome on my side of the family.
Looks like we have a real mix.
09-22-2010, 12:21 PM
Well my husband seems to be largely german and maybe scots or english, both of his parents were adopted so I'm only sure on half of each of his parent's lineage... My family is Scots/ english almost fully.. Logans Carrs, Townes and Arnots...
09-22-2010, 12:27 PM
I'm English, Irish, Scottish and hubby is part Polish, Russian and I believe part Lebanese. No known cranio on either side and I have looked at lots of old family photos.
FYI- Dr Fearon talked to me about BLSS or Mercedes Benz cranio and I believe he said it is known to be more prevalent in people of South American/Latin decent.
09-22-2010, 02:07 PM
Our cranio comes from my mother's mother's mother...
I know that I have Italian from that lineage.
I also have Irish, French, Cuban, and Cherokee Indian; those are from my dad and my mother's father and not linked to the cranio.
09-22-2010, 02:36 PM
I am 50% Italian, 50% English
DH is a mix of English, German & Scottish.
I´ve read German here quite a few times. Just an observation, more than likely because I´m tuned in to it ( seeing as Hubby´s German ). Having said that, the Cranio runs on the English side of my family. Having said that......history goes back a long way and there were those Saxons somewhere along the line there. It dated back to the Romans when they conquered England. They hired loyal Germanic ( From Saxony ) tribes to help them. Some of those Saxon men decided they liked the Anglo women and made Anglo Saxon babies. So unwittingly, maybe many of our British ( and American and Australian ) might have Saxon blood running through their veins. As it was standard policy for the Romans to take tribes from for example Saxony ( Germany didn´t exist as a country then ), it would also have quite possible for the Saxons to have fallen in love with some of the southern women, ie. Spanish when they expanded the Roman empire into Spain.
Lol. Just a whacky theory I had there but fun to write down a bit of history before i go to bed.
09-22-2010, 04:21 PM
South american with spanish heritage.
09-22-2010, 04:24 PM
Let's see I am british, swedish, italian and cuban. DH is italian and german.
So there's your latino and german for you. I will also add that we had maya genetic tested and she had extra material on her 15th chromosome which came from DH. He does not have cranio nor do I know of anyone on either side having it.
09-23-2010, 03:12 PM
I am 1/4 hawaiian-chinese, 1/4 italian, with the other half being mostly english and german, with some native american (cree).
My husband is mostly irish.
09-24-2010, 10:32 PM
German, scottish, irish and english here
09-24-2010, 10:33 PM
i am 1/4 Dutch, and the rest is a mix of english, irish, french, and there is a little scottish in there as well.
09-24-2010, 11:01 PM
I'm Scotch/Irish (which means some English and Norwegian, too) and hubby is 1/4 Lebanese, and the rest is mostly Italian, with some Spanish/French tossed in for flavor. :)
10-09-2010, 10:21 PM
1/2 Japanese then a mix of German, Irish and Danish...
10-22-2010, 01:05 PM
Am Cuban, and Daddy is African american :)
10-23-2010, 10:37 AM
I am a mix of Norwegian/Swedish and dad is 100% Spanish (from Madrid, Spain). So he is 50% Spanish and a 50% mix of European decent. But I always laugh because he got my blue eyes and light hair =)
10-24-2010, 02:33 PM
He is half Philippino and the other half is German/czech/french!
10-25-2010, 10:11 AM
Iam scots/irish and hubby is scots/welsh
10-25-2010, 02:50 PM
I am irish, scotish and english. my hubby is french canadian and american.
10-29-2010, 10:53 PM
I am mostly spanish and part German, husband 100% italian
01-28-2011, 10:09 PM
Am fully Indian (from India) and is my wife. As mentioned in one of the earlier threads, I have never heard of craniosynostosis there. None of my siblings or parents either.
Even today, am not sure even if well informed public there are cognizant, at least not the ones I know of.
01-29-2011, 10:32 AM
I am a mutt. I am English, irish, and native american (Creek, catawa, and seminole).
My husband if from ireland and from what we can find, his family has always been from ireland..
01-29-2011, 10:34 AM
hmm. there's alot of irish in the mix too i am reading from people..
01-29-2011, 01:03 PM
I am German, Polish, Ukrainian and Norweigen. My husband is Polish and German, but we don't know who is biological Grandfather is, so that is a mystery:)
my husband: Dutch/French Indian/Swiss/English
05-21-2011, 04:41 PM
I'm english and my husband is egyptian.
05-22-2011, 10:42 PM
Canadian and Scottish.
The reason I say Canadian is an ethnicity is because my Dad's family has been here since before Canada, was Canada. Some people don't agree with me. SO we have been able to trace by last names and have Scottish, Irish, English and German. :P My mom is from Scotland (her family came in the 60's).
My FIL's side is Scottish, but has been in Canada forever. I think my MIL's side is English. But she's from the East Coast, so we only mention that in conversation.
ETA: While my mom's family is from Scotland, my mom's great grandmother was Spanish, and there is some Irish in there too. I guess I'm just a mutt. Haha.
05-24-2011, 12:22 AM
I am English and Italian. My mom was born in England. My dad's parents were both born in Italy.
My husband is Italian and German with a little Irish we think. His great grandparents were from Italy on his mom's side. Not sure about the specifics on his dad's side.
05-24-2011, 09:27 AM
I'm just plain old Irish!!
06-07-2011, 10:34 PM
I am Irish/English/French/Pennsylvania Dutch and my sons father is Irish/Native American.
My moms 49yr old sister has Down Syndrome but also had Craniosynotosis. I believe she had Metopic and Sagittal.
My 2yr old Has Sagittal with a bossing of the forehead and Plagicephaly.
My 10yr old was born 6 weeks early due to a very large head size. He is a suspected Metopic and Sagittal, he does have a ridge that starts mid forehead and goes all the way back to the lamboid suture.
My 8yr old is a suspected Sagittal, mild no ridge just a flat spot. He has a round head shape with no bossing.
Hope all the info helps.
06-08-2011, 02:01 AM
I am Mexican (white and tall :p) and my husband is also a Mexican born and raised....
06-08-2011, 08:32 PM
Me: 1/2 German, 1/4 Irish & 1/4 English
DH: 1/2 Polish, 1/2 Irish, with a little Native American thrown in.
06-10-2011, 02:32 PM
I am 1/3 Irish, 1/3 French (Canadian) and 1/3 Italian
DH is 1/4 Spanish, 1/4 Irish and 1/2 Mexican
I *did* take a TON of folic acid while pregnant. I was told with the twins having to share resources to take a LOT of it and then they were born with saccral dimples anyway so I took a TON again w/ Nolan becasue the dimples scared the crap out of me.
06-15-2011, 07:30 AM
Me: 1/2 Spanish, 1/2 Welsh
06-28-2011, 10:38 PM
I am 100% Asian Indian and Hubby too is 100% Asian Indian. Pooja our daughter is the first case of cranio.
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