Here Come Those Iberians Again…

Oh geez, those Iberians are confusing but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to discuss a little bit more about them. A lot of people come to my blog searching for Iberian information so I had to tell everyone about the Firbolg.

The who? The Firbolg were an ancient Irish ethnic group, going way back in time. So far back, ethnologists refer to them as the Irish aboriginal people. They had dark hair and long heads. (I see that a lot in reference to the Scots and Scots-Irish, the long-headed bit.) The Firbolg were not Aryans. (Some would say Aryan means blond and blue-eyed, others would argue, rightfully so.) The Firbolg were Iberian, meaning that they originally came from the Iberian Peninsula, the area known today as Spain and Portugal. The Firbolg were subdued by the Milesians, a Celtic tribe from Britain. The most common definition of the meaning of Firbolg is bagmen. I have no idea what is meant by that as I have not researched that aspect of it. Who knows, maybe they used sheep bladders as bags. The picture that comes into my mind is Scottish men in crude clothing with bagpipes. But, that’s just me.

To read more about the Iberians see Secret Genealogy V– Black, White and Hamite; Ancestors of Color in Our Family Trees. Available here:

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Looking for the Answers to Iberian Ancestry?

If you are looking for the answers to Iberian ancestry, you are not alone. I’ve done a lot of research on this and it’s complicated. It’s also interesting. I’ll warn you though, you’ve many options but it probably means that you have British ancestry, especially Scottish and/or Irish. Maybe even Welsh. It might stop there but it didn’t begin there. The history of our Iberian ancestors goes back to the history of ancient people. Kings… queens… Bedouin traders… fishermen… I write about it in my new book.

Genealogy is great fun. Once I started uncovering my ancient ancestors, I was never the same again. It’s just plain fun to learn about the long chain of people who came before us.

BLOG Size FRONT Canva Cover Secret Genealogy VSuellen Ocean is the author of Secret Genealogy V – Black, White and Hamite; Ancestors of Color in Our Family Trees.  Available here: