'5% of Britons related to criminal'
Published 22/12/2011 | 00:22
One in 20 Britons has a convicted criminal in their blood-line, while one in 100 is related to pirates, according to new research.
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.