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Definition of Ancestry

Ancestry

  1. Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent.
  2. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.

Ancestry Quotations

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.
Alex Haley

All of the guests on 'Faces of America' were deeply moved by what we revealed about their ancestry. We were able to trace the ancestry of Native American writer Louise Erdrich back to 438 A.D. We found that Queen Noor is descended from royalty, and that's before she married King Hussein of Jordan.
Henry Louis Gates

By ancestry, I was born to rule.
Nelson Mandela

It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry.
John Phillips Marquand

I wasn't trying to work out my own ancestry. I was trying to get people to feel slavery. I was trying to get across the kind of emotional and psychological stones that slavery threw at people.
Octavia Butler
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Ancestry Translations

ancestry in French is ascendance
ancestry in German is Abstammung {f}
ancestry in Italian is presentire
ancestry in Spanish is presentir, linaje
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