In the FAQ for Patrick, I incorrectly stated
“To the best of our knowledge no one on either side of our family is Irish. We are also not Roman, but much of where our families once lived (Germany, Greece, France, Spain, England, etc.) was over-run by Romans at some point or another.”
Well, thanks to my dad’s cousin Mildred the family genealogist, we have uncovered Patrick’s great-great-great-great grandmother Catherine who came from Ireland. She dates back to the 1840s and was married to one Patrick’s great-great-great-great grandfathers who came from Greece.
Is this where the boys get their (apparently) reddish-tinted hair? Your guess is as good as mine.