jetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1468 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
Personally, I was born in the Philippines. My dad's family are of Pakistani-Turkish ancestry while my mom's family are of Spanish ancestry. I now reside in New York City since I was 12 years old. Most of my family (extended) are still in the Philippines while some are in Sweden and here in the US.
jonathanxxxx From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3027 times:
Well I've lived in Miami my whole life so I think its pretty obvious where I'm from
My mom's side is completely Cuban, while my dad's mom is Cuban and dad's dad is Spaniard. My family is mostly here but I also have a large family in Cuba. Not the most exciting but its alright
zalemam From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3027 times:
I was born in Jordan, My dads family are from Al-Khalil (Hebron) , Palestine with some Iraqi ancestry mixed in from somewhere...and my Mothers family is from Haifa, Palestine. Both of my parents direct family and my cousins live in Jordan and the Arab Gulf States due to the Palestinian Exodus when the Israeli state was born. My parents left Jordan for the US when I was 3 years old, and have live in Raleigh, NC ever since.
aa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3016 times:
My father's parents were both born in Ireland, my mother's mom was born in Sweden. My mom's father was born in the US from German parents. Father's side moved to Newark, NJ after coming from Ireland. Mother's side settled in Queens, NY. Irish/Swedish/German and damn proud!
foppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 863 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2996 times:
I'm mainly Han Chinese with a dash of Dutch blood that is pretty much of no significance. I was born in Taiwan, my parents were born in Taiwan, and both sets of grandparents were born in Taiwan. I am mainly Han Chinese but have Manchurian, Japanese, and Dutch ancestors.
runner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2960 times:
100% German here, both my parents are from Germany. My dad got hired in the 70's by GM at the suburban plant in Arlingtion Tx, moved to Columbia Tn when GM opened up Saturn in the late 80's, grew up there now live in Nashville. My wife's mom's side of the family is entirely Pakistani, they moved to Nashville in the late 70's for religious freedom. They are awesome.
On the surface my background is pretty boring, ostensibly Scottish to the nth degree, there is however a hint of scandal in the family, my paternal grandfather may have had English forebears. In addition, the trail on my maternal grandmothers side fades out with some whispers of Norway and possibly Germany before that. In any case, I guess if we go far enough and trace our roots back to the Olduvai Gorge we are all basically Tanzanian in origin.
I'm pleased to say that my assorted nephew/nieces and great-nephews/great-nieces have made up for it quite a bit with a mix of Cook Island/ Niuean/Japanese/NZ Maori/ either in themselves or their partners, give it a couple more generations and hopefully we will all be well mixed.
[Edited 2011-08-02 00:39:35]
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Doona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2950 times:
My mother's Swedish, my dad's Irish with a splash of Scot. And if you go back about 300 years on my mother's side, a Turkish immigrant thrown in to the mix, which is apparently the cause of my dark brown hair.
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
bookishaviator From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2912 times:
Both of my parents are Croatian - they migrated to Australia in the 1960s where (many years later) I was subsequently born and raised. Apparently there's some French in me somewhere along the line, but I've never bothered to construct a family tree... it would be near impossible anyway.
When I die, when I die, I'll rot. But when I live, when I live, I'll give it all I've got.
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6614 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2897 times:
My father was born in Texas, so that makes me an American Citizen through him, but I never renewed my passport since I was 13, I just use the Mexican one. My Grandfather was American too, and fought in the Korean war. Grandmother came from northern Mexico.
My mother is from Argentina, and both her parents from Argentina, although her Grandfather came from Austria, however ethnically he was Italian, because at the time, that part of Italy was in Austria, so he came with an Austrian passport. Her Grandmother came from Italy, northern Italy but we are not sure of the town. Somewhere there´s some Russian and Irish blood into the mix but I´m not sure how it came about exactly.
JJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1891 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2879 times:
Dad's side can be traced to the christian conquerors that defeated moorish rule in the 13th century. Actually my paternal surname gave name to a nearby village. I'm sure there have been odd bits of blood from here and there, but as far as I can tell, all very local.
Mom's side comes farther away on another province, maternal name is one of the most common, so the exact origin is tough to track. Still 100% Spanish (so 50% each of Valencian and Manchego).
MIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2853 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2853 times:
My Dad was Italian and my Mom was Colombian, but I was born and raised in Venezuela, But I have lived in so many places that I don´t consider myself Venezuelan or Italian or nothing... Citizen of the World I guess.
I always say I have (kinda) the best of both worlds... Cartels and Mafia... so don´t mess with me
DeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7980 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2788 times:
Way back when, my ancestors came from Poland (or Austria but Polish), Lithuania, and Austria-Hungary. The last one is confusing because the city they were from went from Austria-Hungary to Czechoslovakia to Slovakia and is now in Western Ukraine. But we narrowed it down to just the "Slovak" people
UltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2169 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2766 times:
On my mom's side I'm pretty much completely German, though my great-grandmother (my grandfather's mother) was born in Brazil to a German mother and Brazilian father (if I remember correctly- I could be wrong about that. Anyway, she was raised in Germany), and my grandmother in Poland (but to German parents who moved back when she was 5 or 6- just before the German invasion in 1939). On my dad's side, my grandmother's family was mostly German, and my grandfather's originated in Iceland, but at some point ended up in Scotland. Later generations passed through Ireland on the way to America, but didn't really pick up anything there. My parents were both born in the US. I think I got it all now!
rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2709 times:
One step ahead of the sheriff and behind a mule for generations on my father's side. My dad was the first one who got into an industrial job - largely because sharecropping died out in our home area. But his family had pushed him to graduate high school and go to welding school in the early 40s - like most of his peers the US Army gave him work after high school in the drive across France, Benelux and Germany.
Mom's family goes back past William Whipple, a signer of the Declaration of Independence - and supposedly Daniel Boone.
(Historians believe Boone had 10 living children - at his death there were supposedly over 100 living direct descendants. That would mean that probably 10-30 thousand people in the midwest can claim a link to Boone.)
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