noun, plural an·ces·tries.
- ancestor worship,
- anchor baby
Origin of ancestry
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’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?
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|Nina Strochlic|December 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ruth M—— was a college junior with ancestry and wealth, brilliant, sarcastic, selfish.The Girl and Her Religion|Margaret Slattery
This man came of Scottish ancestry, the earliest records of the family dating from 1547.
With regard to the origin of the group, the probability is greatly in favour of a Rhizopod ancestry.
Borrow's ancestry was pure Cornish on one side, and on the other mainly French.'George Borrow and His Circle|Clement King Shorter
Beethoven, with the strenuousness that came from his Rhenish ancestry, was more intractable, impatient of interference.Beethoven|George Alexander Fischer
noun plural -tries
early 14c., from Old French ancesserie "ancestry, ancestors, forefathers," from ancestre (see ancestor); spelling modified in English by influence of ancestor.