Originally Posted by chris8527
Said tongue in cheek....from that description, your father could have been any one of the Lascars. They were the Indian seamen employed on the P&O ships, including the Iberia. But in reality, they did not fraternize with passengers.
i have even had an ethnicity test, and this put me in the western european/ european category. this is british. spanish, basque, french with a smattering of italian. this goes back only 5 generations, so my dad could be mainly british with a bit of meditteranian a few generations back. unfortunately its not possible to ratio out the british/spanish etc, but suspect he was british. this rules out indian tho! thanks for reply tho, any more ideas would be appreciated.