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Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 03:51 AM

Hey everyone, just out of curiosity, what is your ancestry?.
   
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Re: Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 04:15 AM

My mothers side is Pakistani. My father side is Black.

But I spent the majority of my life with my foster family who are white.


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Re: Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 04:39 AM

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My mothers side is Pakistani. My father side is Black.

But I spent the majority of my life with my foster family who are white.
Wow that's awesome man. I was born in Mexico but adopted by a white couple, so yeah we sort of have something in common.
   
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Re: Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 07:13 AM

I don't exactly remember which side is which, but I do know there is some Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Polish, Native American(but very little), Dutch, Canadian, German, French(not sure on this yet), and British. I've actually been doing some research on my family and I have come across some Scottish, German, and Canadian ancestors. But, according to my dad, he said there's also some Irish, Welsh, Polish, Dutch, British, and Native American(but very little) ancestors, but I haven't been able to come across those ancestors in my research yet. Not sure on the French ancestors because I've just recently came across those in my research and I'm still trying to find some additional research that will prove that lineage.




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Re: Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 12:12 PM

My mom is Jamaican with a little bit of Indian and Chinese, and my dad is French.
My mom moved here when she was 8,and my dad's family was one of the first to come colonize Canada from France.


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Re: Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 04:28 PM

I'm Irish but raised in England. I do go to Ireland in my holidays though My ancestry is actually really interesting cause I'm decended from a couple of High Kings of Ireland, Charles Bryne (the Irish Giant, the creator of the Tiffany lamp and a few other lesser known people like scientists and stuff.
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Re: Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 06:14 PM

50% German
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Re: Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 06:37 PM

Almost, if not, 100% Irish. c: I do believe my mother's side of the family came from Wales originally, but they have been in Ireland for generations upon generations now, and I also have some Spanish ancestry (my great-great-grandmother came from Spain and the hair and eye colours of people in my family suggest the presence of Spanish blood).
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Re: Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 06:38 PM

I honestly don't know the percentages, but my mom is Indian and my dad is German. But, my grandfather on the Indian side was 50% Russian and 50% Brazilian, my Grandma was 50% Indian and 50% Native American. My Grandfather and Grandmother from the German side are completely German (or at least try to be). The father of my Grandmother was Russian too though. And somewhere along the way I got Swedish ancestors, also quite recent (as in latest my great-great-grandmother/father).

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Re: Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 09:02 PM

I'm pretty much completely English. My mum mentioned a while ago that we have some South African in there somewhere, probably some Scotish and Irish, and my great, great, great nan?? She had a French last name or something? It's confusing. To keep it simple though, I consider myself English 100% because all of the other parts are so far back that I don't think they really count for much.


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Re: Ancestry - April 9th 2013, 10:48 PM

Wow this is interesting, thank you everyone so far for posting. I thought I should share mine as well. I'm 100% Mexican with most likely Spanish and Native American blood, and since I come from a very European area of Mexico I might also be German. To say the least it's really hard to tell since I'm adopted. Oh and I'm Jewish from my adoptive mother's side.
   
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Re: Ancestry - April 10th 2013, 03:46 AM

Oh wow, I'm a bunch of different stuff. I'm primarily German from my father's side, and Native American on my mother's. I have a lot of the Native American blood, my great great grandmother was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian.


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Re: Ancestry - April 10th 2013, 08:08 AM

To start off I'm American

I'm 37.5% Polish, 12.5% Lithuanian,

12.5% Irish, 12.5% English, 25% German

The last three i'm not entirely unsure about because my family doesn't know the exact percentages of my deceased grandfather. I believe his father was abandoned as a child, so it sort of makes sense as to why the questions are left unanswered.

I associate myself most with polish culture. ( my mother can speak bits of polish where as my dads family has been in america since colonial times )
   
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Re: Ancestry - April 10th 2013, 08:57 AM

Dad's side: Scottish
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Re: Ancestry - April 10th 2013, 11:22 AM

English. Trace it back far enough and you eventually get to scotland but thats about it. The members of my family seem to lack any desire to move around or travel, as a result our ancestry isn't very interesting


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Re: Ancestry - April 10th 2013, 06:45 PM

My grandad (I know that's spelled wrong, our family is just weird ) on my dad's side has relatives in Ireland so we *might* have had ancestors there, I'm not sure. As far as I know my mum's side is all Scottish.
We've done some research on my dad's "clan" and from what I can tell, I *think* they were considered traitors around the time of the Scottish Wars of Independence because they'd signed something to swear allegiance to King Edward I of England.
I also know that they were always fighting with somebody. I have no comment on that part.

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Re: Ancestry - April 10th 2013, 09:21 PM

Love threads like these.

I'm mostly Irish. One-eighth Scottish and a quarter Australian.

My surname is Scottish... (like my great-grandmother.) All I know is we came from the Isle of Skye and we're descended from the House of Stuart yo!!


EDIT: Seems a lot of people have some Scottish and Irish in them...obviously our ancestors got around....makes you wonder how many people on this site might be distantly related


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Re: Ancestry - April 10th 2013, 09:36 PM

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I'm mostly Irish. One-eighth Scottish and a quarter Australian.

My surname is Scottish... (like my great-grandmother.) All I know is we came from the Isle of Skye and we're descended from the House of Stuart yo!!
Both my great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather and my great-great-great-great-great grandfather came from the Isle of Skye!

But then they immigrated to the USA sometime between the late 18th century and the early 19th century.




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Re: Ancestry - April 10th 2013, 09:45 PM

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Re: Ancestry - April 11th 2013, 05:39 AM

I'm Greek. Also a tiny bit French Canadian & German.



   
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Re: Ancestry - April 11th 2013, 12:56 PM

I'm half English and half welsh. There's some Scottish blood in me from my great-great-great-grandfather also. Nothing too interesting unfortunately!!
   
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Re: Ancestry - April 11th 2013, 02:05 PM

On my dad's side: Mostly Italian. My grandmother is pure Italian, but my grandfather is a mix of mostly Italian and German with a tiny bit of Welsh.

My mom's side: Mostly Irish and Welsh, with a little Scottish.

I look almost pure Italian. I look a lot like my grandfather. All of my female cousins on my dad's side all have the olive skin tone and dark brownish/black hair and brown eyes. People often mistakenly think that I am hispanic because of my skin tone and dark hair.


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Re: Ancestry - April 12th 2013, 07:28 AM

My mother is Italian, English and Dutch. My great-grandparents immigrated here from Italy and had my grandfather. The others were colonists.
My father is Lebanese, Spanish-Mexican, French and German. My grandmother grew up on a farm from Missouri and her family had been in the US a very long time. My grandfather, on the other hand, was born in Mexico from his Lebanese father and his Spanish/Colombian mother. There was a large immigration from Lebanon to South America because of poverty and war, and my great-grandfather was one of them. Most of my father's side speaks Spanish, many still live in Mexico.
My last name is a very common last name in the middle east. However, nobody in the states can pronounce it.


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Re: Ancestry - April 12th 2013, 08:35 AM

My dad's Indian and my mom's side is mostly Indian and somewhat Nepalese.


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April 12th 2013, 09:02 AM

As far as I'm aware I'm from a dominantly English background with Scottish, Irish, and a bit of French thrown in.

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I'm mostly Irish. One-eighth Scottish and a quarter Australian.

My surname is Scottish... (like my great-grandmother.) All I know is we came from the Isle of Skye and we're descended from the House of Stuart yo!!


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My surname is a scottish one. but my dad's side is also british (his mom's side), my moms side is irish (her mom) and scottish/french


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Re: Ancestry - April 18th 2013, 09:00 AM

Dad's side: Italian, Irish, English, French
Mom's side: Italian, Lithuanian

So I'm like 37% Italian, 25% Irish and 25% Lithuanian. 6.5% both English and French.
   
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Re: Ancestry - April 18th 2013, 09:05 PM

Mostly English, a little bit German :P
   
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Re: Ancestry - April 18th 2013, 09:08 PM

Born in America.

Dad's side: Canadian-French
Mom's side: Russian, Native American, English, Scottish... um I know there are more than that but my mind is blanking.


   
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