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By that logic then, what is the ancestry of the Germanic peoples? How far back do you take this? Those Germanic peoples would've originally come to Germany from elsewhere.
I'm no expert here, but are we not all descendants of homo erectus who originated in Africa a couple of million years ago?
During the times of the Roman Empire, wasn't most of the Western European lands Gaul?
Even going back a bit sooner than Lucy, if my history is correct, William the Conqueror came from Normandy and for years before the Germanic influence of the Hanovers, the British court was held in France and all the aristocracy and those close to the court spoke French. I believe this continued through the Plantagenet era.