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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

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
William Ralph Inge

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

When I'm in England, I know I'm a visitor, but being a white man in England with ancestry that's German and Italian, I have a history with the Romans and the Saxons. I feel some connection and ancestry here, as weird as that sounds.
Nicolas Cage
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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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