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Old 07-12-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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There are some English lastnames here but the majority are Irish, German, or Scandanavian. Lots of Olsons, Andersons, Nelsons, and Issacsons but also a lot of O'Connors and Sullivans, especially in St Paul.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:48 PM
 
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German by far.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:12 PM
 
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Welsh, Scottish and Irish aren't "English." Calling an Irishman English wouldn't fly over in Europe.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:30 AM
 
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I think they were mixing up British with English. Northern Ireland is part of Great Britain and I think some even count Ireland as part of "The British Isles."

Anyway Texas also has some pretty German towns. The small town of Muenster, Texas is majority German. Gillespie and Kendall counties also received a good deal of German settlement.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Muenster-Texas.html
http://www.city-data.com/city/Fredericksburg-Texas.html

On the English the small town of Addison, Maine is listed as nearly 38% English.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Addison-Maine.html

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Old 07-13-2010, 02:56 AM
 
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Mexican will be the first group before 2050
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:46 AM
 
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I think they were mixing up British with English. Northern Ireland is part of Great Britain and I think some even count Ireland as part of "The British Isles."
Northern Ireland is not part of Great Britain. But yes, the whole of Ireland is one of the British Isles, though the Republic of Ireland has long campaigned to disassociate Ireland from Britain by having the two collectively referred to as "Britain and Ireland." It can get confusing.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:29 AM
 
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You're right NI is part of the United Kingdom but not Great Britain.
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:46 AM
 
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Welsh, Scottish and Irish aren't "English." Calling an Irishman English wouldn't fly over in Europe.
That would be fighting words. Also they aren't considered that mainly due to religion.

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Mexican will be the first group before 2050
Depends, I expect immigration legal and illegal to be much lower than the last few decades from Mexico. Aslo birthrates among Mexicans both here and there to be at or below replacement. (One big reason why emigration from Mexico will slow down) Also if economic growth keeps continuing with new factories it will keep people from leaving in the first place. (This may be accelerated by factories leaving China for Mexico due to rapidly increasing labor costs in China) The irony is in 40 years you might hear Mexico complaining about illegal immigration from South of their border.

Of course by mid-century we might have a significant multiracial population of some really odd ancestry mixes.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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That would be fighting words. Also they aren't considered that mainly due to religion.



Depends, I expect immigration legal and illegal to be much lower than the last few decades from Mexico. Aslo birthrates among Mexicans both here and there to be at or below replacement. (One big reason why emigration from Mexico will slow down) Also if economic growth keeps continuing with new factories it will keep people from leaving in the first place. (This may be accelerated by factories leaving China for Mexico due to rapidly increasing labor costs in China) The irony is in 40 years you might hear Mexico complaining about illegal immigration from South of their border.

Of course by mid-century we might have a significant multiracial population of some really odd ancestry mixes.
The mexican growth in the US is driven by births now, and 34% of them = under 18 ! So their strong growth will continue very longtime, they're 30 millions already, near Irish americans.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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The mexican growth in the US is driven by births now, and 34% of them = under 18 ! So their strong growth will continue very longtime, they're 30 millions already, near Irish americans.
I just am expecting the birthrate for Mexicans to decline over time towards the average. I would not be suprised if its lower the more generations they have lived in the US.
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