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PostSubject: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:06 pm

I find this stuff interesting and seeing as we have a diverse group here it seemed like a good idea.

I'm American(obviously), but a huge mutt. My earliest ancestors that I can trace were Arabs living in the vicinity of the Jordan River in either modern Jordan or Israel. During the Arab conquests of north Africa and Iberia my ancestors settled in Moorish Spain, and intermarried with another line of my family which were ethnic Spaniards. When Spain conquered south America my ancestors settled in Chile, and my grandmother moved to the states in the 40s from Chile. Another side of my family were French and settled in Quebec shortly after the French colonized it, somewhere around 1650. They moved south sometime in the late 1800s. The rest of my heritage is less clear, I know that I have Scottish ancestors but that's about it, an Irish member of my family came into Boston in the 1860s and immediately went into the Union army(probably forced in).

So to recap, Nationality: American, Ethnicity: Arab, Spanish, French, Irish, and Scottish
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:09 pm

I'm American. My ancestors were Swedish, English and Irish but I don't know about my family history like you do.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:22 pm

My surname originates from Cornwall. The earliest I know of is my great grandparents (I think) lived in Lancashire - they moved there (possibly from Cornwall) to find work in the recently opened coal mines (Late 20th Century). During Thatchers reign, many went to the US and Australia for work, others returned to Cornwall, but apparently we couldn't be assed with that, and for whatever reason stayed in Lancashire for a number of years. All in all, that side of family has moved a grand total of ~200 miles in 100 years.

As for the other side, it proved problematic to trace, and I don't know much. I believe I have 3 generations of Englishman from one side and 4 generations from the other.

No, I don't think its possible to be much more English tongue
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:36 pm

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: Mostly German, some mixed British nationalities from my mother's side.
On my mother's side there's a mixture of Scotch/Irish, some German, and maybe some others.

My father's side is strictly German. His father's parents or grandparents came from Transylvania, where for several centuries there existed a sizable German minority originating from Saxony. My grandmother's father was originally from East Prussia (a region in northeast Poland that was predominantly ethnically German until after the Second World War, when the Germans were driven west), but moved to the Ruhrgebiet (in west-central Germany) at some point before World War One. This is where my grandmother was born lived until 1925, when her family emigrated to the United States.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:44 pm

American Jew with English, Austrian, and Russian roots.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:47 pm

I'm Texan.

On my dad's side I'm descended from a black slave chef, who came over with a French family to Louisiana wayyyy back in the day. I'm also very, very distantly related to the Ricard family, of the Pernod-Ricard wines. On my mother's side I come from a Hispanic/Native American background, I'm not sure exactly what tribe, but in southern California. My mother's dad was German, and I think his family moved to America during World War II but I'm not entirely sure on that one.

So pretty much - German, French, Cajun/black, and Hispanic in fairly equal qualities. :S
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:47 pm

[quote="Rosalind"]My surname originates from Cornwall. The earliest I know of is my great grandparents (I think) lived in Lancashire - they moved there (possibly from Cornwall) to find work in the recently opened coal mines (Late 20th Century). During Thatchers reign, many went to the US and Australia for work, others returned to Cornwall, but apparently we couldn't be assed with that, and for whatever reason stayed in Lancashire for a number of years. All in all, that side of family has moved a grand total of ~200 miles in 100 years.

As for the other side, it proved problematic to trace, and I don't know much. I believe I have 3 generations of Englishman from one side and 4 generations from the other.

No, I don't think its possible to be much more English tongue[/quote]

Did you ancestors speak Cornish?

EDIT: Why does the quote button seem to not work for me?
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:52 pm

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My surname originates from Cornwall. The earliest I know of is my great grandparents (I think) lived in Lancashire - they moved there (possibly from Cornwall) to find work in the recently opened coal mines (Late 20th Century). During Thatchers reign, many went to the US and Australia for work, others returned to Cornwall, but apparently we couldn't be assed with that, and for whatever reason stayed in Lancashire for a number of years. All in all, that side of family has moved a grand total of ~200 miles in 100 years.

As for the other side, it proved problematic to trace, and I don't know much. I believe I have 3 generations of Englishman from one side and 4 generations from the other.

No, I don't think its possible to be much more English tongue

Did you ancestors speak Cornish?

EDIT: Why does the quote button seem to not work for me?

I honestly don't know. I know where the name originated from, but nothing of my ancestors from that region. I would expect its possible, as the time many left for the mines in the north coincides with the time the language died out.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:08 pm

I'm an absolute mutt as far as my ethnicity goes. I know for sure that I have German, Polish, Slovak and most likely either Scottish or Irish in there somewhere. From what I've researched, probably Scottish.

My father's side of the family has been in this country since the late 1500s and I traced some of them back to England and surrounding areas.

My mothers side came here during the early 1900s.


Most people think I'm a total Irishman, though.

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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:22 pm

my mom is Italian
my dad is Bangladeshi

so basically, one side gave the world one the Roman Empire, St Peter's Basilica, Fascism, the Renaissance, and The Godfather
the other side is a shithole

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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:30 pm

bleghman wrote:
my mom is Italian
my dad is Bangladeshi

so basically, one side gave the world one the Roman Empire, St Peter's Basilica, Fascism, the Renaissance, and The Godfather
the other side is a shithole

Isn't Badnladesh where my shirts and underwear are made?

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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:11 pm

I'm Canadian. My familly is Scottish, English and Ukrainian.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:23 pm

LegionOvDoom wrote:
bleghman wrote:
my mom is Italian
my dad is Bangladeshi

so basically, one side gave the world one the Roman Empire, St Peter's Basilica, Fascism, the Renaissance, and The Godfather
the other side is a shithole

Isn't Badnladesh where my shirts and underwear are made?

most likely

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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:51 pm

Canadian, technically.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:58 pm

I am American. I have Irish and German in me. And if you ask nicely you can have some Irish and German in you. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:04 pm

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I am American. I have Irish and German in me. And if you ask nicely you can have some Irish and German in you. Razz

Ever hear the live clip from Thin Lizzy where Lynnot asks the audience if anyone has any Irish in them...then he asks, are there any women here who would like a little more Irish in them?

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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:07 pm

LegionOvDoom wrote:
AarO)))n wrote:
I am American. I have Irish and German in me. And if you ask nicely you can have some Irish and German in you. Razz

Ever hear the live clip from Thin Lizzy where Lynnot asks the audience if anyone has any Irish in them...then he asks, are there any women here who would like a little more Irish in them?


lol! lol! lol! I have not. Though I can not say I am surprised to hear that. Why are all the good Irish musician taken so soon? Yet U2 and O'Connor are still alive. Mad Mad
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:30 pm

I'm American. My Mother's side of the family is completely French and my Mother is a first generation American. My Dad's father was Sicilian and his mother Irish. I'm much more connected with my French Heritage though. I speak a little French and have relatives in France that I have visited.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:07 am

Ethnicity: Pakistani
Born/raised in: U.A.E
Living in: Canada

My grandparents moved to the "Pakistan" side of India when the 2 countries became separate in 1947. My family name (Shaikh) suggests that I'm a descendant of the royal Mughal Empire, or of Arab ancestry.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:08 am

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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:56 am

I am American. On my mothers side I am mostly Irish with some English and German sprinkled in there too. My dads side is harder because he is adopted but I do know that he is part Cherokee Indian.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:46 am

Nationality: British-English

My mother's mother is Irish, and her entire family come from a town in the Republic of Ireland called Carlow, which probably has something to do with my first name. I don't know anything about my ancestors, but after reading this thread (well, Geoff's post anyway) I should probably look into it.

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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:23 am

Rule no.1

All Americans must be Irish.
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PostSubject: Re: What is your nationaility/ethnicity?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:58 am

Monkzum wrote:
Rule no.1

All Americans must be Irish.

Why's that? hahaha

What about all the Italians and Polish that moved here?

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