I am about 1/8 Sicilian, Lebanese, and Lithuanian. I also have some Blackfoot blood, but my family is unsure how far back it goes. I am also English and Welsh, and those pretty much make up the rest of me. There is some German and Swiss here and there as well.
Mostly German and Norwegian, but I’m a mutt as well and have ancestors from pretty much every European country…although as far as I know, not very many of the Mediterranean ones. I also am Cherokee and Osage.
Some of my heritage is actually a mystery, since my great grandfather was adopted and he was never interested in finding out who his birth parents were. So, there has been some debate in the family as to whether or not we should try to track down the remainder of his birth family and find out that aspect of our heritage.
Aren’t family mysteries kind of odd?
@gailcalled We’re probably cousins. My mother’s ancestors hail from that part of the world that has sometimes been Prussia, sometimes Poland, sometimes Lithuania, and sometimes Belorus.
On my father’s side, our ancestors come from England and the Netherlands. We know of at least one forefather that entered the country in the 1600s before it became the U.S. I believe they were farmers in those times.
The furthest I’ve been able to track down, I had a great, great, etc., grandfather who was in the Revolutionary War (fighting for independence). Born in 1750ish in England, died in 1804, and is buried in Rockland, NY.
French on my dad’s side from an area called Alsace Lorraine, from where that quiche gets it’s name (or German depending upon what year the border was changed back and forth) but our name is French. English and Irish on my mom’s side. My cat is himalayan : )
I’m half-and-half, Polish (from my Father) and Irish (from my Mother). My name shows that perfect 50–50 split. Until you factor in my middle name, which ruins it all, and makes me 150% of a person, and part Scottish.
American, really. The last immigrants in my family were in the 1860’s, from Canada (Scotland, originally), and Bohemia. Past that there is German, Irish, Sioux, and more Scottish. Some of my greats are born in America in the 1600’s (not including the Sioux side).
US here. While going back through the generations, the marjority is German with a dash of Britian. In reality, by the time it comes down to my generation, it is more of a 57 Heinz variety. The German stereotype still seems to show up though.
50% Korean, God knows how much Scottish and Irish (My guess is anywhere between 45–49%), with a little bit of English and Welsh, and an even smaller amount of Native American, and a microscopic drop half of which is Hispanic, and the other half African American.
Also 50–100% badass, am either directly or indirectly related to Abraham Lincoln, don’t know for sure.
the Eastern European Jewish mix so commonly found in American Ashkenazic Jews. I hear that part of my family hails from a town on the Black Sea where the Jews are known for having red hair and bad tempers.