Origin of ancestral
Examples from the Web for ancestral
The Oklahoma Kiowa have joined this warpath; the Yellowstone is their ancestral homeland.
That is to say, the ancestral genes, the ancestral strain of inheritance, appears again in these little children.
There is an ancestral homestead, but it has a meth lab in the barn.
The Nevilles' music, inspired by the ancestral rhythms of their city, is mostly pop, funk, and soul.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So with ethnicity, for example, it means they were targeted because of an ancestral, cultural, social, or national affiliation.Hate Crime Victimization Statistics Show Rise in Anti-Hispanic Crime|Abby Haglage|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The laws of the two republics interfere very little with his life, which is regulated by ancestral custom.South America Observations and Impressions|James Bryce
By the middle of the Tertiary this ancestral horse has risen in height until he is taller and heavier than a setter dog.The Meaning of Evolution|Samuel Christian Schmucker
This view does not restrict you to ancestral hay fever, but extends it to gout or to any equivalent of gout.The Treatment of Hay Fever|George Frederick Laidlaw
One grieves to think that the old Hall of the Townshends on the other side of Fakenham has been shorn of its ancestral portraits.Nooks and Corners of Old England|Allan Fea
It stands in my memory rather like a college or a hospital, than as the ancestral residence of a great English noble.Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1|Nathaniel Hawthorne
British Dictionary definitions for ancestral
Word Origin and History for ancestral
1520s, from Old French ancestrel (Anglo-French auncestrel), from ancestre (see ancestor). Related: Ancestrally.