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Praetorianus March 15th, 2015 2:33am

Is your ancestry mainly from Europe or elsewhere? If it's mixed, decide what you consider more important or influential.

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PresWK Minnesota
03/15/15 10:24 pm

My ancestors would have all been considered part of Hitler's master race

kanentokon South Carolina
03/15/15 10:18 pm

Native American (Blackfoot), African American, Scottish, Chinese, and German.

drewseph17 San Francisco
03/15/15 9:11 pm

mostly Sicilian & Irish with a little Jewish, French, Welsh, and Panamanian mixed in there.

Dandilionz Caveat lector
03/15/15 4:08 pm

Native American (Abenaki) and French Canadian on dads side and Irish, Swedish, Scottish, English, German, Austrian...on my moms (American born mutt)

Dandilionz Caveat lector
03/15/15 4:09 pm

Italian as well I'm sure I forgot something

SalingerTwain3 The cage bird sings
03/15/15 11:52 am

My ancestors mostly were slaves(from Africa) and a few were Native American.

Tesla Florida
03/15/15 11:40 am

Bohemia, Germany, England, Ireland, Wales (my family were actually one of the first ever to settle in Wales). So entirely Europe.

mc88 Cleveland OSU
03/15/15 10:33 am

Mostly Irish, with a little Ukrainian and Polish

saliemster California
03/15/15 9:39 am

Syrian turkish Danish French

omagabi Surf City
03/15/15 7:11 am

Germans from Pomerania who fled to northern Germany before the Russian invasion.

rons Thanks America
03/15/15 6:15 am

Grandson are American with bloodlines from Poland, Russia, Finland, Austria, France, China, Inca. Yes, Inca!

rons Thanks America
03/15/15 6:07 am

Grandparents from eastern Europe back in 1904. No allegiance ever surface in our house. My Pop said they're all commies! End of story. Maybe some food dishes still remain. But we all became Americans!

chinito Florida
03/15/15 4:33 am

It's a very hard question for me. About 1/2 of my ancestry come from Europe and half from the Middle East.

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
03/14/15 11:45 pm

The furthest back ancestor that I know of comes from French Switzerland, but my family says we're German. I don't know what to believe

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 12:00 am

Mine says German too, but my genetic tests shows mostly Nordic ancestry,

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
03/15/15 12:02 am

I think I'm probably in the same boat. The part of Switzerland my ancestor is from used to belong to the Burgundians, who migrated there from Scandinavia

rons Thanks America
03/15/15 6:08 am

That what the Germans always say.

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
03/15/15 7:42 am

I'm French Swiss. What part of that is German again?

smarttexan More Moderate Than U
03/15/15 7:43 am

European boarders, especially the German French, were really fluid for many generations.

aclincoln memphis
03/14/15 11:00 pm

mainly England. I come from Lincolnshire:) but Scotland France Ireland come next with a bit of Cherokee

firefly5 the verse
03/14/15 10:08 pm

100%, but I feel like I'm cheating.

jmahippo Texas
03/14/15 9:36 pm

On my moms side dutch on my dads side proud germans iv always wanted to embrace my inner german since i found out!!!

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
03/14/15 9:35 pm

I would say mostly american. But some European really far back

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
03/14/15 9:35 pm

Mein Vater war Irish;
meine Mutter war Deutsche. (Hütwohl) 😃

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
03/14/15 10:20 pm

Soon, we'll all be a bit Irish. Saint Patrick's day is approaching.

Penn555 Maine
03/14/15 9:24 pm

European as far back as I've been able to go, so long as it counts the Roman Empire. (I've gotten to about the turn of the 11th century on my family tree)

Penn555 Maine
03/14/15 9:26 pm

Mainly English. Scottish and French are second and third.

Maj Worth Economist
03/14/15 8:51 pm

I have mixed European heritage (my DNA is 99.9% European) but my mom is Italian. Because my dad wasn't active in my life, Italian culture has solidly dominated it.

Praetorianus In the uncanny valley
03/14/15 9:20 pm

Italy is imo part of Europe ;)

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
03/14/15 9:40 pm

Definitely! I sing Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, and Donizetti, Maj! Sono un Basso profondo/buffo.

Maj Worth Economist
03/14/15 10:02 pm

Sorry. I was just trying to say that despite being a mix of cultures (because "European" isn't a culture), my life is only dominated by one.

Maj Worth Economist
03/14/15 10:02 pm

Nice, tlaney. 😊 My favorite to sing is Pergolesi.

Wert I am a frayed knot
03/14/15 8:23 pm

I'm a mutt. Swedish and what I like to call Russo-German.

TheCameron UCF
03/14/15 8:21 pm

I guess Europe if we're counting those islands off the coast of France.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
03/14/15 8:12 pm

Dad's family's Irish. Black Irish. My mom's family was in the states from the colonial times. I just found out a couple years ago that I'm Jewish through her family. I have been told I look very French. Also Jews assume I'm Jewish

imanag My heaven on Earth
03/14/15 7:46 pm

France, Ireland, & England, with a little Swiss & Norwegian thrown in.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
03/14/15 8:12 pm

All American.

PrinceDaemon The Bloodwyrm
03/14/15 7:44 pm

Sort of but not really. Mother's side is English (Came to America in 1690) and it is a branch of a larger family that stayed in England to later become railroad pioneers. Father's side is French (Came in the 1790s), and may have connection to Artois.