Whats your ethnic heritage?

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by xoxo, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. xoxo

    xoxo

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    Just found out I'm part Irish while doing some research on the family tree.

    My dad is Irish and Eglish

    My mom is german
     
  2. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    Funny you should bring this topic up.  I was just thinking about it the other day.  I am Hungarian and German on my Mom's side and German with a bit of English on my Dad's side.  I find I relate mostly to my German heritage, through my Dad's side.  We trace our family ancestry, through one line, in this country to the early 1700's and even possibly to the mid 1600's through another line,  with that much family history, in this country I find it strange that I still label myself regularly as German-American and I know of many others with similar family histories that do the same.  So at what point do we stop labeling ourselves as ??-American and just call ourselves Americans?
     
  3. petemccracken

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    My paternal Great Grandfather and Grandmother were Scots, since then, my paternal ancestors have all been American with Scottish heritage.

    My maternal Great Grandfather was French traced back to the 16th century and my maternal Great Grandmother was Native American, or as she preferred, a Black Foot, since then my maternal ancestors have all been American with some Danish heritage added in.

    I've never been anything but an American, though I have a heritage of Scot, French, Danish, and Native American.

    I live on the right side of the hyphen.
     
  4. Iceman

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    Chicago - American ... 5th generation, both sides.  
     
  5. ishbel

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    Scots - and nothing but Scots (or at least since records have been kept - can't know any earlier than that!)
     
  6. chefedb

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    Scotch, French, Irish   Grandfather was French, Grandma Scotch Irish, Father Scotch.

    A little Brooklyneese thrown in by me
     
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  7. wyandotte

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    Ukrainian.  Pure as pure can be.  I like North America, though.  It's been my home for decades.
     
  8. sherbel

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    French and Irish on my Mom's side, French and Scottish on my Dad's. Both parents were raised in Quebec, but I spent part of my growing up years in Winnipeg, where I fell in love with Ukrainian and Polish food, along with my Mom's wonderful Quebec cuisine.
     
  9. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Euro mutt. Mayflower included.
     
  10. kyheirloomer

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    American by birth; Southern by choice, by Gawd!
     
  11. boar_d_laze

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    My "parents" kidnapped me.  I'm of royal birth.

    BDL
     
  12. dc sunshine

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     Hmmm...Which makes you a right royal what? /img/vbsmilies/smilies/tongue.gif
     
  13. chefross

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    I don't know about me but my brother was dropped off by alien visitors and my parents had to take him in. How else can I explain his strange behavior???
     
  14. kaneohegirlinaz

    kaneohegirlinaz

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    Where I'm from, you would call me a "poi dog" ... all mixed up ...

    English, Irish, Scots, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese, Hawaiian, French and American Indian
     
  15. just jim

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    Chirish here.

    Chinese on my mother's side, Irish on my dad's.
     
  16. volpe

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    100% Italian, but I'm a mutt as far as Italians go. 
     
  17. butzy

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    Dutch here, from both my mother's and father's side, although my dad was born in one of the Dutch colonies (now Indonesia)