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'5% of Britons related to criminal'

Published 22/12/2011 | 00:22

One in 20 Britons is related to a criminal, new research has shown
One in 20 Britons is related to a criminal, new research has shown

One in 20 Britons has a convicted criminal in their blood-line, while one in 100 is related to pirates, according to new research.

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The typical British family tree contains servants and war heroes, while 3% of the population has links to royalty, said family history website Ancestry.co.uk.

Genealogical research also showed that 2% of people in this country have links to sporting legends.

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