What nations or people are among your ancestors?

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Scottish

  1. Irish

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  2. English

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Welsh

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. German, Austrian, Swiss, Alsatian

    9 vote(s)
    42.9%
  5. Dutch

    1 vote(s)
    4.8%
  6. Italian

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  7. Polish

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  8. American Indian, native American

    3 vote(s)
    14.3%
  9. other

    13 vote(s)
    61.9%
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  1. Lindis

    Lindis Well-Known Member

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    What nations or people are among your ancestors?

    As always I say first: This system alloway exactly 10 options.
    So if you do not find your nation among the options, it is not "forgotten".

    It is among the option "other".
     
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  2. Lindis

    Lindis Well-Known Member

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    So far:

    1 x German, Austrian, Swiss, Alsatian
    1 x Italian
     
  3. ToddWB

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    Germanic and Scandinavian (1/4)
    Dad? who knows , he looked semantic
     
  4. Lindis

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    Now:

    1 x English
    2 x German
    1 x Italian
    1 x other
     
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    I've been told Welsh, Scottish, Italian and American Indian. I've been told I had a Great Grandmother who was Cherokee.
     
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    Yes you and every white southerner, had a Cherokee Indian Princess Great Grandmother.
     
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  7. Lindis

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    In my case: Only German wine growers
     
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    ahh I forgot the Van Duesens.. I should have marked Dutch too. oh and the Vosbergs, grandma's maiden name.
     
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    I got lucky, I was born in Michigan. :)
     
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    Cherokee didn't have Princesses. These are tribal people so they have very little hereditary nobility at all.

    Seriously, there are a LOT of Amerinds who assimilated into the "white" population of the American South. The Trail of Tears was only for those who would not take the 160 acres they were given Many did and some did so quite willingly since it often gave lower caste Amerinds a much higher status than they had under the tribe
     
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    I'm Scot. Several generations back if you go by names.

    You wouldn't know it though. I do have this occasional urge to go throwing logs, after which I drink a quart or so of distilled mud and then beat the bejesus out of the nearest Englishman, who then does the same to me.

    Doesn't everyone have some sort of routine on the weekends?
     
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    For me German, Scottish and English.

    My husband definitely 100% German. His family going back to mid 1800s was German.
    . His family was raised in German farming communities across generations.
     
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    My surname was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. Earliest records found containing my surname are from around 1000 AD.

    The earliest individual to whom my own lineage can be traced is my great great great great great great great grandfather who came over from Ireland as an officer in the British army to fight in the French and Indian Wars, for which he was granted some land in now West Virginia, where a creek that was turned into a reservoir still bears my surname (though the land is no longer in my family). When I was in High School, I hiked part of the Appalachian Trail that is near it, took a photo of myself standing on the top of a mountain overlooking the reservoir, and then drew that picture for a project in art class.
     
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    Where's that then?? :confused:
     
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    We know it as Rugby in France. :woot:
     
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    Omicron, pursy I8.....hail from the planet Zeta Reticuly.

    You sure are a rather curious type...
     
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    You're not a southerner so you wouldn't have got the "Cherokee Princess" comment.

    23andMe has disabused people of a lot of their family lore claims.
     
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    Surprising!

    6 now say: German, Austrian, Swiss, Alsatian
     
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    English, Dutch, and pure mongrel on my dad’s side. 100% Hungarian on my mom’s side.
     
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    Surely the spread of personal ancestry depends on where you are sampling.
    Is it not true that they largely live in the upper mid-west?
    Or the Dutch in Pennsylvania?
    Or the Spanish in th Southeast?
    If the "census" isn't located by area, it is only relevant to the random population in here.
    So I will stick my neck out and so far, most of those who replied to this are located towards the east of the USA because of the heavy European bias in the results.
    Now you will all be proving me wrong... :D
     
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    I think you're right. I've always lived in Upstate NY or Connecticut, and so have my ancestors as far back as I can tell.
     
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    I got the comment. My reply was so that you understood how much of the "legendary" Amerind ancestry you find in the South is often real. Members of the "Civilized" tribes often assimilated almost seamlessly into "White " society, their former status now gone and near forgotten except for the "Princess" of family lore.

    I have an uncle from the "old country" who everybody used to tell us had 200 horses. A tracing service found out that was actually 300. He stole another 100 before they hanged him
     
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    Serbian, Greek, White Russian and if you believe the scurrilous rumors Turkish.
     
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    Everyone should have a horse thief in the family.
     
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    I have only wine growers as ancestors. The odd person out is a baker.
    But I am sure even he had a small vineyard.
    There was a time when everybody had one or more vineyards in our region.
    A family without a vineyard would have been a very poor family indeed.
     

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