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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Kind of curious for those who have ancestory from parts other than yours - where are your ancestors from?

Personally, I am almost 100% Hungarian - my grandparents were born and raised there before going to the USA; my parents were born in the USA before moving to Namibia; so I am a Hungarian-American-Namibian. What about you?

Another interesting point - do you speak the language? While I am not quite fluent in Hungarian, I can get by pretty well while I am there.

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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

Well my father is from Mexico. His mother was born in Mexico and his real dad was an Irish tourist. So he does not know his real dad. Just hearing things from his mom. My mother is from Alabama. Haha is that a country of its own? No but really she is from Alabama and her mom is from Ireland and her father is from England. So I am the second generation you could say being born in the USA. Maybe only half then considering just my mother was born in the USA and my father in Mexico. I can speak fluent English lol and some Spanish. My other spoken language is Portuguese.


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User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

My father's side is Norwegian and Canadian and my mother's side is English. It's all good!


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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3008 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

I am 100% Russian. 'Nuff said! Big grin

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Mom is 100% Portuguese. Family sailed from Madeira and Azores to Maui between 1882 and 1886, and we've been in Hawai'i ever since.

Dad is 75% Italian and 25% German. All of his grandparents immigrated to New York in the early 1900s. My grandparents moved to Hawai'i after WWII and my dad was born on the Big Island.

I speak only english, unfortunately...4 years of Spanish and 2 years of Hawaiian in school didn't quite stick :-/

-Aloha!



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

I speak English. My family are from England. I've never set foot in the country.

User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2727 times:

My mother is 100% Irish, my dad is English - My Irish family span the Republic of Ireland ! Guess I'm half and half!!

Claire


User currently offlineM180up From El Salvador, joined May 2006, 403 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

Both of my parents are from El Salvador, my grandparents were also born in El Salvador, but their parents were all from Spain, that is in my mother side, then in my father side in my grandma's side all have been born in El Salvador, they were natives from the country (not sure if that is the correct expression), and my granparent's side a part was from Africa.
So I'm 100 % Salvadorean, I'm the 3rd generation born here, but my blood has roots in Africa, Spain and El Salvador .



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

I am 100% Australian.

But my father was originally Icelandic, and my mother is Bhutanese. My father came to Australia in the 1960s, eventually met my mother in central asia, had me, and came to Australia in the early 1980s.

Quoting SW733 (Thread starter):
do you speak the language?

I used to speak Dzongkha but unfortunately lost it over time.

QFF


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

I'm English, my wife is English, my Geandparents were English/Welsh. My family on my fathers side apparently originated in Scotland, finally settling in Yorkshire.

My sons are both English although one of them was born in Wales (Bridgend).

Now we live in the Isle of Man and, I suppose when I reach Manx worker status in 3 years I could class myself as Manx. But I don't think I will! Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8568 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
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I was under the impression that all of our ancestors are from what is modern day Tanzania/Kenya - haven't the earliest 'human' fossils been traced back to the Olduvai Gorge ? I think that checks of mitochondrial DNA take us back there as well


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Moms side from Bombay to be Specific.
Dads side from Portugal.a couple of generations earlier.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

Irish/Scottish on my father's side, my grandfather was Irish, grandmother is Scottish.

My mother's side is Swedish, although there is a trace of Turkish blood on her side. According to the annals, my ancestor accompanied Carolus XII back from his stay in Turkey in the early 1700's, and got lucky with a barmaid!

Cheers
Mats



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User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2077 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2687 times:

Well, on my dads side, I am half English (his father) and half Spanish (mother). On my mums side I'm Scottish and Welsh, Scottish about 4 generations ago adn Welsh many more than that. Also on mums side, I am 1/32 Australian Aboriginal.

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 8):
I am 100% Australian.

But my father was originally Icelandic, and my mother is Bhutanese. My father came to Australia in the 1960s, eventually met my mother in central asia, had me, and came to Australia in the early 1980s.

Then obviously your not 100% Australian.


User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

My ancestors are all Palestinian, my mother is from the city of Nablus in Palestine and my father's ancestors are from the village of Beita near Nablus, although my dad's family can trace their roots back to Yemen hundreds of years ago.

User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Well,

On my dad's side, his parents and ancestors are 100% Scottish, he's 1/2 Scottish and 1/2 English.
On my mother's side, purely from England as far back as I can trace.

So I'm 3/4 English and 1/4 Scottish
However, because my grandparents are pure Scottish, in sporting terms, I'm half English and Half Scottish, and therefore qualify to play for either the English or the Scottish national teams ,football for example.

Wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 13):
Then obviously your not 100% Australian.

I am 100% Australian, and won't be swayed from that. This is the only country I've ever known, the one I grew up in, was schooled in, and where I live with my family. I've made a deep committment to this country in more ways than just getting a passport. I am Australian. Who are you to say I'm not?


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 16):

Sounds like you're 50% Icelandic and 50% Bhutanese (is that right?).



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 17):
Sounds like you're 50% Icelandic and 50% Bhutanese (is that right?).

Not really. I'm an Australian.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 18):
Not really. I'm an Australian.

But if you were not born in Australia, and your parents were not born in Australia, how can you be Australian then?



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineChristeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

How do yoy find out info about your ancestors if your family can't come up with the information? I have no idea who my dad is.


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User currently offlineM180up From El Salvador, joined May 2006, 403 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

So you're 100% australian with icelandic and bhutanese roots  Wink


Werner from SAL
User currently offlineVHOJC From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 18):
I'm an Australian.

Australia needs more people like you QANTASforever, welcome to my RR.

I to am Australian, however my mother is canadian and my dad's parents are originally from italy.



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 19):
But if you were not born in Australia, and your parents were not born in Australia, how can you be Australian then?

Because being an "Australian" isn't dependent on where you or your parents were born. It's a state of mind, a "spirit" (cheesy but true). It's also of course your status as a citizen. If you come to Australia and make a legal and emotional commitment to it (what the indigenous peoples of the Uluru area called kanyini) - you become an Australian. I've done that, so I am one.

To narrowly define your status against a prejudiced and esoteric checklist, you begin down a very slippery slope. QFA380 believes in defining national status in such a way (in the process, ignoring all the obvious logical flaws of this argument). The debate over what is and what isn't "Australian" is very divisive, it comes down to inclusion versus exclusion. QFA380 believes in the latter, while I believe in the former.

QFF


User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

100% English, i don't know of any other foreign ancestors. Mum was Liverpudlian, Dad is from Warrington.

25 Muddydwagon : On my dads side it is 100% Greek. He was born there and his whole family is from there. On my mothers side, Her mother is 100% Polish and her father i
26 Post contains images Pawsleykat : If I remember correctly, my Mum's family have been living in Central Scotland for a many a hundred years (we have almost the biggest family in West Lo
27 ANITIX87 : Me: born in Lansing, Michigan Mom: born in Chamoson, Switzerland Dad: born in Athens, Greece Mom's mom: born in Milan, Italy Mom's dad: born in Chamos
28 ShyFlyer : My paternal grandparents were both from Norway, having come to the US as young children. My maternal grandparents were born here in the US, but the fa
29 MKEdude : My fathers family are highland Scots, from the area around Loch Ness. They settled in North Carolina after the battle of Culloden, and most of them ar
30 Duff44 : 25% French/French-Canadian 50% Irish 25% Polish Dad is 50/50: Irish (Adams)/French (--my name, withheld--) Mom is 50/50 Irish (O'Carolyn, which change
31 Post contains images Cadet57 : My mom is 100% Polish (so there LOT767-300ER ) and my dad is 100% French :/
32 EWRCabincrew : All mutt here. And proud Scottish (clan Ross), German (from what was Prussia), Polish (the area around Szczeczin), Irish (not sure the County)and Engl
33 YYZflyer : My mom's parents are both from Scotland, my dad's mom is from Poland, and my dad's dad is from Russia. So I'm a mix of different countries. I would li
34 Halls120 : 50% german - my dad's mom & dad were children (one side) and grandchildren(other side) of German immigrants. My maternal great-great grandfather serve
35 Go3Team : Denmark Scotland England Mexico
36 Post contains images Carmenlu15 : According to my paternal grandmother, my grandfather's father was German; though my great-grandma was a single mom... Other than that, my ancestors ar
37 MigFan : My mother is 100% German, and emigrated to the US in the early sixties. Dad was born in the US to Swedish immagrants. My sister was born and lived in
38 LO231 : 100% Polish, my both parents were Polish and I speak the language, too. Regards, LO231
39 Bill142 : One thing you have to realise is that Australia is essentially built on immigration. The majority of Australians genetic decent is from out side of A
40 LO231 : We know that, but the thread title says it all: "Where are your ancestors from?" not " what are you?" Regards, LO231
41 JGPH1A : My Dad's family's roots come from Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, we have family records going back to about the 16th century (various of my ancestor
42 DAL767400ER : 87.5% German, and a shocking 12.5% British. Don't know much more about my ancestors, though.
43 Slider : Klusserath, Germany and Rouen, France. And some unknown town in western Czech Republic. Mostly. But that's going back to 1745 and 1608 respectively.
44 Oneworldman : On my Moms side, I am Irish, Indian (India), Jamaican. On my dads side, I am German (Jewish), English, Jamaican. So that makes me the regular old mixe
45 Luisde8cd : Looks like both Scots and Irish people loved to emigrate.... Saludos desde Monterrey, Luis
46 SlamClick : No, more like the English loved to deprive them of their land, property and rights. Mine are from Ireland by way of Prince Edward Isle; England by wa
47 Bill142 : That is true. But the argument is how can one call themself Australian? Well the truth is no one can, not even Indigenous Australians can claim it as
48 Jpax : Moms Side- Italian and German Dads Side- Pure Lithuanian
49 Aerobalance : Mother Father - Italian Mothers Mother - French/Spanish Fathers Father - German Fathers Mother - German
50 Dougloid : That's the deal. Great grandfather and great grandmother on father's side-Lubben, Germany Grandmother on father's side: Arcadian-southern Lousiana ah
51 BaylorAirBear : BAB is two parts German, one part French, and one part Commanche indian. And let me tell you, that recipe makes for one hell of an attractive man. BAB
52 Post contains images IAH777 : And a mental image of one f*cked-up orgy.
53 Post contains images Dougloid : Do the five sisters agree?
54 Sabena332 : Mother's father: German Mother's mother: Polish Father's father: Polish Father's mother: Polish Patrick
55 Post contains images BaylorAirBear : Lol, it seems your membership was deactivated just as I was sending you an IM. So, I'll repeat it here. (This is all based on my experience in the U.
56 Post contains images A332 : Dad's dad = 50% First Nations, 50% Ukranian Dad's mom = 100% German Mom's dad = 100% German Mom's mom = 50% Spanish (Arab), 50% Kazakhstani Mostly Ger
57 Post contains images MKEdude :
58 Post contains images Csavel : 100% Ashkenazi Jewish Dad's parents both came from Kaunas Lithuania, they emigrated to Cuba around 1910 and joined the small but lively Jewish communi
59 ACB777 : Throughout Gujarat, India (Jamnagar, and Bhuj I think). I don't speak a word of Gujarati!
60 SpinalTap : 62.5 % Irish 37.5 % Scottish
61 Uadc8contrail : Mom-Irish...county waterford Dad-dutch/german
62 YVRlonghauler : Mexico Slovakia Austria Spain
63 Gunsontheroof : Finland and Germany.
64 Post contains images J_Hallgren : 100% Swedish for mine! I was born in USA, and an aunt was also, but other than that, all prior were from Sweden... On side note, here on Cape Cod, you
65 Richardnhsv : Polish, my sister and I are first generation American.
66 N1120A : :D While that is true, for the spirit of this thread I will answer. Paternal Grandfather: Ethnic Azeri Iranian Paternal Grandmother: Ethnic Azeri Ira
67 Post contains images CastleIsland : Ancestry: 50% (maternal GF & GM) 25% (paternal GF) 25% (paternal GM) But: 100%
68 Post contains images Banco : Simplistic nonsense. Too many people watch Braveheart and assume it to be true. In some cases, it's absolutely the case, in others not. The Scottish
69 Post contains images Cornish : My mum has done a lot of research into our family tree. Her side of the family is pretty tricky as althoguh she was born in London, it jumps all ovver
70 Post contains images Skidmarks : It's taken a few days, but we got there eventually! Balme the English all you like for pushing out the Welsh/Irish/Scots but, where does it all stem
71 Post contains images Skidmarks : It's taken a few days, but we got there eventually! Blame the English all you like for pushing out the Welsh/Irish/Scots but, where does it all stem
72 Banco : Of course. Whisper it, because the Scots will have a tantrum, but Robert the Bruce was French.
73 Post contains images Skidmarks : My day just got better Although I do seem to have posted twice up there Andy
74 Post contains images Cornish : Erm I hate to say it but my grandmother's maiden name (on my mum's side) was Norman - no prizes for working out where that name originated from.... A
75 Mhodgson : My dad's parents are both English, as it most of the traceable family. My mum's father is Scottish (again, long traceable family) and her mother is Au
76 Post contains images Banco : And why would I want to claim the landfill site where you were discovered?
77 Post contains images Cornish : Because its the perfect place for you and your extended family to park your caravans
78 Post contains images Skidmarks : And somewhere for the horses to graze? Andy
79 Banco : You mean we can finally get rid of the serfs and tenants? Marvellous. Improving both my area and yours in one go. Near to their relatives too. Cornis
80 Post contains images Cornish : Damn right I'll be moving if the O'Bancos move in and trash the place
81 Post contains images Legoguy : When I was young, I thought everyone was related... as if the world started with two people.....that would mean we are all related As to where my Ance
82 Cfalk : Mother's family: 100% Swiss, but can trace her ancesty back to the 12th century, at which time the family was mainly Austrian. Father's family: 50% Ge
83 JGPH1A : That would explain the baldness, the lack of teeth and the banjo.
84 Egmcman : On my Dad's side of the family are Russian & German. My Mum's side are British from Yorkshire and Lancashire.
85 TPAnx : Dad's family from Germany/Poland..depended on where the border was. Mom's family from Finland. Can struggle through a German conversation...because I
86 Pyrex : Mostly Portuguese (several different parts of the country) but on my mother's side (my grandfather's grandfathers) there is some Basque, as well as Ga
87 Dougloid : Lucy was the first woman, she lived in Africa. That makes us all Africans. As an interesting aside, the things that we think differentiate us (color,
88 Post contains images LTU932 : My ancestry is a bit complicated: Paternal Grandparents: 100% Italian Maternal Grandparents: My grandmother is 100% Costa Rican and my grandfather is
89 Touchdown777 : Nice! As for me: Scotland (clan of Bruce) and Ireland (probably Cork). T7
90 Christa : My father and mother are both Welsh. As are my grandparents. I believe that the same can be said about my great grandparents on my fathers side, howev
91 Post contains images RobertNL070 : 25% Welsh, 75% English = British. Plus the Dutch nationality acquired several years ago = Anglo-Dutch.
92 Post contains images Halcyon : I'm a mutt, but mostly Estonian, with some Scott and Mongol. So, like I said, I'm a mutt.
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