Origin of ancestry
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Examples from the Web for ancestry
Our parents both had almond eyes, almost Asian-looking, and yet our ancestry was Irish and German.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
That meant the Clovis child should have been of European ancestry.
The central issue of Kennewick Man was his ancestry: Was he of European origin?
Diana found to have Irish ancestry - so will William, Kate and baby George now visit the Emerald Isle?Princess Diana's Irish Roots
February 28, 2014
But for anyone curious enough to ask, she cited a mixed Native American ancestry.American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back
December 22, 2013
His ancestry is among the most honorable known in American society.Cleveland Past and Present
If you study your characteristics and talents 26 you find that they repeat those of your ancestry.Almost A Man
We were shunned everywhere by both races from which we trace our ancestry.Lords of the Stratosphere
Arthur J. Burks
Think not I am going to say that you put to shame in any way your ancestry—far from it.Anabasis
Still, for all this irritating abuse Vulp had only himself and his ancestry to blame.Creatures of the Night
Alfred W. Rees
- lineage or descent, esp when ancient, noble, or distinguished
- ancestors collectively
Word Origin and History for ancestry
early 14c., from Old French ancesserie "ancestry, ancestors, forefathers," from ancestre (see ancestor); spelling modified in English by influence of ancestor.