The list of the countries that have the most blondes and blue eyes as a percentage of population is just waiting for you to be read. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. Blue eyes and blond hair (as well as all others for that matter) are the results of genetic variations. We all know those people whose eyes look nothing like their parents’, but there was some cousin or ancestor in their family that they resemble much to. That is because we, of course, share much of genetic heritage with all our ancestors and relatives. more interesting fact is that most lighter-skinned babies are born with light eyes, being blue or greyish, which usually starts to change after 6 months and finally fully changes after around 1st year of age. Iris color depends on the protein melanin which is stored in special cells, melanocytes.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries that have the most blondes and blue eyes as a percentage of population from their list.
Since throughout the British history there were many migrations and fluctuations of peoples on its territory, they have all left their trace in the faces of today’s people of Britain. Even though there is a high number of blond and blue-eyed people living in Britain today, the highest percentage of blue eyes is recorded in South East Scotland with 57%. Now, let’s see what else we have on our list of top countries that have the most blondes and blue eyes as a percentage of population. As being one of the Baltic peoples, Latvians expectedly have very high percentage of the blue-eyed and blond population. Although most common eye color in Latvia that ranks 7th on our list of top countries that have the most blondes and blue eyes as a percentage of population, is blue and greyish-blue and hair blond, there is also a certain amount of population being grey-eyes and brown haired, whose roots can probably be traced to the ancient Livs, who have later been assimilated.