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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

By ancestry, I was born to rule.
Nelson Mandela

Some people will deny anything that displeases or scares them: unusual pain in their chests, unwanted lumps beneath their skin, or the fact that humans share ancestry with apes are a few examples. Another is climate change.
Michael Specter

Part of my ancestry is Cherokee. And in that tradition, you become an adult when you're 52.
Alice Walker

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