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Definition of 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

By ancestry, I was born to rule.
Nelson Mandela

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

People like to trace their ancestry.
Richard Dawkins

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

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