My hertige is a cross between German, French, and english roots, although the england connection was merely a residence. The German side of my family immigrated here during collectivization in Communist Russia. My family escaped with only their lives from Stalin, although many members were never heard from again.
My French/English side are descendents of the Norman royal family, particularily William the conquerer. They later left England as the Windsor family took over, to come to the US to run the tobacco trades on Jamestown Island in Virginia. They later played a major role in creating independence for the US, and then my family fought on both sides of the civil war in high ranks. My family later moved to Canada with a large fortune and bought a large chunk of Alberta. My Great grandpa later lost this do to a kangaroo court for Cattle rustling, after someone burried a neighbors stolen cattle on his land. He was targeted because he disagreed with prohibition of alcohol, and operated under semi-protection from the Queen. Before William the conquerer the trail runs cold, but my bloodline aparently was that of Jesus. The interelationships between the european royal families was quite common so almost all of them are my family. The last king of Denmark shared by sirname. Unfortunatley, despite my family being well known, most of the documents that concern my family before William are locked up and aren't available publicly. Hopefully some day I'll be able to see those.