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View Poll Results: Where do you hail from?
England 34 58.62%
Scotland 31 53.45%
Wales 12 20.69%
Ireland 29 50.00%
Spain 1 1.72%
France 13 22.41%
Other 35 60.34%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old March 11 2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

This is for those in the US, Canada and Australia.

Just curious as to what you know about your ancestors and where you come from as these three conutries seem to be quite diverse I would imagine when tracing your family line.

So where do you hail from?

(The six countries I chose are the ones that I only know of to colonise these continents. I included Other to include everyone else)

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Old March 11 2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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Other - Holland
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Old March 11 2009, 02:30 PM   #3
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

My heritage is Slovak, German, English, Irish, and French. For my kids, you can also add Scottish and Cherokee. Of course, these distinctions are probably only good back through the 18th century. I like to call myself an All-American Mutt.
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Old March 11 2009, 02:36 PM   #4
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

I haven't done the research, but I'm fairly certain that my father's side can be traced back to somewhere in England, and my mother's side can be traced back to the Campbell clan in Scotland.
My aunt has done some extensive geneology research, but I don't know much about it
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Old March 11 2009, 02:39 PM   #5
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

Mostly English, with a big chunk of German. Some Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish, Welsh, and French in there too! I'm a Euro-mutt.
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Old March 11 2009, 03:18 PM   #6
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

I know for sure I have English, French and German ancestry. I'm sure there's more.
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Old March 11 2009, 03:26 PM   #7
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

Considering the amount of Italian-Americans and German-Americans, I would probably have included those in your poll.

I'm 1/4 Irish, 1/4 Italian, and 1/8 Scottish (Scotch-Irish to be more specific), German, Polish, and Swedish.
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Old March 11 2009, 04:27 PM   #8
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

Of those: England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain,and Other (Mexico, Germany and right the fuck here aka Native American). My dad's side of the family has been here a very, very long time, so some of that is speculation and we've probably missed things as well.

eta: Italy and Germany should certainly be on there. Also, um, Africa.
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Old March 11 2009, 04:31 PM   #9
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

English, Irish, Norwegian and Swedish, mostly the latter. I am Minnesotan, after all.
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Old March 11 2009, 04:33 PM   #10
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I'm 2nd generation Italian on my mom's side and 2nd generation Polish on my dad's
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Old March 11 2009, 04:36 PM   #11
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

flamingliberal wrote: View Post
eta: Italy and Germany should certainly be on there. Also, um, Africa.
Yeah--that last one was a rather glaring omission.

As for myself...

25 per cent Orange Irish
plus 25 per cent Green Irish
plus 25 per cent Danish
plus 25 per cent Hungarian

...equals "Canadian," as far as I'm concerned.

Though most of my best genes seem to have come from my Danish ancestors.
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Old March 11 2009, 04:38 PM   #12
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

Scottish, Irish, English and Italian on my fathers side.

English and Dutch on my mothers side.

The earliest colonizing ancestor that we have been able to find was from my mothers side, from England and settled in Massachusetts in the 1630's. He was not aboard the Mayflower.
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Old March 11 2009, 04:44 PM   #13
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

Pretty standard American mutt. I've got:

English
Scottish
French / French-Canadian
German
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Old March 11 2009, 04:50 PM   #14
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Other - India
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Old March 11 2009, 05:05 PM   #15
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Re: British and Euro Colonies - Whats your Ancestry?

Mostly English, Scottish and German--but if you go back far enough, there's pretty much most of Northern Europe in there, too.

In other words, I'm the palest person on the planet.
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