Boots, interesting observations. I am still wondering how it aplies to my own genetic makeup.
Paternal line pure Scot descended from the Norsemen who raided/settled the Hebrides Islands off the coast of Scotland, okay there would also be a strong admixture of gael or celtic genetics as the norse went "native". General phenotype on the paternal line is fair skinned, blue eyed, small in stature (odd since I thought the Norse were known for size, possible Bergmann's Rule, but it could be the Island Rule in effect since the Hebrides are islands), hair light colored and thin in amount tending to thin as it ages, no major digestive issues other than sensitivity to high fat and acid diets (tendency to reflux).
Maternal line, not as much known tough English in general make up with almost equal French (southern mediterranean?) contribution The most recent addition though being very strong hunter/gatherer, Cherokee native american. Phenotype; tall and slender, dark complexioned, dark hair and eyes, hair greying but never white, full and thick heads of hair in all known individuals straight in texture. Very little to no facial hair or body hair. Strong facial features to include high cheekbones and strong noses. No known food issues. Unique phenomena is that at least one in every recent generation shows very strong native american influence and it is in almost a direct line. Some sort of gentic dominance thing?
I am of that type, can't grow a beard for squat. Dark complexioned to the point of often being asked if I am multiracial. My mother is as well as was her father. My brothers on the other hand tend more toward the paternal type though they do have the height of mother's line. My youngest sibling has the fair skin issues of melanomas where I am constantly exposed to the sun with zero issues.
Genetics are always an interesting study.