MyHeritage DNA Reveal on Fox and Friends

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Friend of MyHeritage and author of the book “Something Beautiful Happened,” Yvette Corporon, recently visited the set of Fox and Friends where she revealed DNA test results of Pete Hegseth and Rachel Campos-Duffy live on air. Yvette provided them with their DNA ethnicity results and genealogical research containing fascinating historical documents found by the MyHeritage research team.

Watch the full segment here:

Pete Hegseth

Pete was confident that his results would show his Norwegian background. They more than confirmed his hypothesis, showing an overwhelming 96.4% Scandinavian! He also had 2% Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, and 1.6% percent North and West European.

The MyHeritage team located a photo of Pete’s great-grandparents, who were born in Norway! The couple settled in Minnesota, and Gunder became a very prosperous farmer. The couple had 11 children.

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Gunder and Dena Frayum, Pete’s great-grandparents.

Looking at the other side of the family, we were able to explain Pete’s deep roots in the Lutheran church. Pete’s great-grandfather John Hegseth moved around as a child. His mother passed away, leaving his father a widow with four children. His father remarried a woman with six children. When John’s father passed away, it was no longer possible for John’s stepmother to care for all the children, and she put him up for adoption. He was adopted by a local reverend, a man who founded the local church which is the head church.

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John Hegseth’s Census record from the 1900 US Federal Census in MyHeritage SuperSearch.

Rachel Campos-Duffy

Rachel’s DNA results showed her to be 70.9% European — made up of 59.9% South European, 8.1% percent North and West European, and 2.9% Eastern European, in addition to 21.3% Central American, and 7.8% African.

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Rachel’s full ethnicity breakdown on MyHeritage.

Her great-grandfather, Juan Jose Socko Núñez, was a musician in Spain. He studied at a provincial school of music in Madrid, later he moving to Santander where he lived in an apartment with four other musicians. He was actually fired from his job for standing up and speaking out for his beliefs, a trait passed down to Rachel and her family!

We also located Rachel’s grandfather’s baptismal certificate from Mexico, from his baptism on October 25, 1903.

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Baptismal certificate for Rafael Campos from MyHeritage SuperSearch.

Pete and Rachel gained insight into their roots and were able to relate to their past on a different level after putting faces to the names in their trees.

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  • Jim Spenlau


    October 8, 2018

    My brother took DNA through 23and me, he does not have an account any other DNA testing site. Can he upload his DNA to my account?

  • Linda Kenser


    October 9, 2018

    I only had a name my mothers sister gave at 9 years old after my “Daddy” stepfather passed away. I searched through micro phish as I grew up looking for him. I was looking for my biological father. I had taken my DNA with Ancestry. I uploaded it every where I could. When I thought I found him and had contact, he tried taking a test through Ancestry and it kept coming back not enough DNA to test. Well this is where My Heritage came into the story, his only full sister did not believe I was his daughter took a DNA test on your site. She had blocked me on Ancestry and had no clue I also had my DNA on your site. Her results popped up one day in an email, sure enough I had found my biological father. My Heritage had matched us, her being my Aunt or half sister. Well she and my Mother are only a year apart in age. So I had found my answers. She still won’t speak to me, however my father and I speak daily. Since we live 2150 miles apart we have never met. I hope one day to be able to do that. Thank you so much for helping me find my Father.

  • Anne Kavanagh


    October 10, 2018

    I am 72 years old with Scots English + Irish ancestery

  • Paige MacBeth


    October 11, 2018

    Hi Pete!

    Wow…my husband and I have been heavily involved in genealogy research for a long time now and I am amazed that you are 96% Norweigan! That just seems so incredible to me…that you have maintained that amount of DNA for so many generations!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Bob Kobashigawa


    October 15, 2018

    excellent video, only thing is, why didnt they go into Rachel Campos Duffy’s 21.3% Central American composition, they usually go through every component .

  • Dee


    February 16, 2019

    I was watching Fox and Friends weekend and said there would be a code to get free shipping for MyHertiage DNA I cannot locate it. Help please.

    • Esther


      February 17, 2019

      Hi Dee,

      You can use the code FOX to get free shipping on your MyHeritage DNA test.

      Best,
      Esther / MyHeritage Team