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Old 07-06-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:36 AM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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Germans, Irish, English, Scottish, Dutch, Danish and Norwegian people all look very similar, I wonder if anyone could tell the differences simply by looking at their facial features?
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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Germans, Irish, English, Scottish, Dutch, Danish and Norwegian people all look very similar, I wonder if anyone could tell the differences simply by looking at their facial features?
Apparently that Norse poster can. I think his post was mostly a bunch of rubbish though. Any of those pictures he posted could refer to any ethnic group in northern Europe.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:27 AM
 
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German ancestry hands down it has been established. I remember the first time I came to America through a high school student exchange with a high school in a small Texas town. I was treated like a celebrity in that town. It was amazing. I'm from Germany by the way. I'm still in contact with my host family up to this day they are like a second family to me.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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German is far more reported, but I find it hard to believe it's more common than English ancestry. Do you think English ancestry is actually more common and just isn't reported as often since it's seen by many as "ordinary American" ancestry?
See top 15 ancestries at:
Maps of American ancestries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There's no reason to believe people of English ancestry are more likely to report their ancestry as "ordinary American" than any other group of caucasions.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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German ancestry hands down it has been established. I remember the first time I came to America through a high school student exchange with a high school in a small Texas town. I was treated like a celebrity in that town. It was amazing. I'm from Germany by the way. I'm still in contact with my host family up to this day they are like a second family to me.
The only thing established is -- "English", "Scottish", "Welsh" and "Scotch-Irish" ancestry are all under-reported.



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See top 15 ancestries at:
Maps of American ancestries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There's no reason to believe people of English ancestry are more likely to report their ancestry as "ordinary American" than any other group of caucasions.
Of course there is! Have a look at the 1980 census, it clearly shows that before the option to call yourself simply "American", the vast majority put "English".

"American" will also include Scotch-Irish, Welsh and Scottish, but the English will make up the majority.

Talking about the Scotch-Irish --

Why is it that half the people who call themselves "Irish" on the census, are actually in the South. I know that some Catholic Irish became Protestant on moving into the Southern states -- but it was only a small percentage of them. Hmmm...
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:56 AM
 
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Why is it that half the people who call themselves "Irish" on the census, are actually in the South. I know that some Catholic Irish became Protestant on moving into the Southern states -- but it was only a small percentage of them. Hmmm...
I know what you mean. Most people who call themselves Irish in the south are actually Scotch-Irish, but this term isn't very widespread. I'm sure Scotch-Irish American are the second largest ancestry in the south after English American and before German American. But when people think about Scotch-Irish, they think about hillbillies and crackers and they don't consider themselves like that.

The autor Jim Webb wrote in his book Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, that the true number of Scotch-Irish is estimated about 27 million.

People also forget that many African Americans and Native Americans have some English/Scotch-Irish blood.


About English American, I found this interesting article the other day: Where are the English Americans ?
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:16 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Thumbs up Thanks for the link...

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I know what you mean. Most people who call themselves Irish in the south are actually Scotch-Irish, but this term isn't very widespread. I'm sure Scotch-Irish American are the second largest ancestry in the south after English American and before German American. But when people think about Scotch-Irish, they think about hillbillies and crackers and they don't consider themselves like that.

The autor Jim Webb wrote in his book Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, that the true number of Scotch-Irish is estimated about 27 million.

People also forget that many African Americans and Native Americans have some English/Scotch-Irish blood.

About English American, I found this interesting article the other day: Where are the English Americans ?
that was an exceptional piece and a truly a good read!

"The more they multiply, the more friends you will have; the more ardently they love liberty, the more perfect will be their obedience. Slavery they can have anywhere. It is a weed that grows in every soil. They may have it from Spain, they may have it from Prussia. But, until you become lost to all feeling of your true interest and your natural dignity, freedom they can have from none but you…”

(http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15198/15198-h/15198-h.htm#CONCILIATION_WITH_THE_COLONIES).

Best regards, sincerely

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Old 02-10-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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I know what you mean. Most people who call themselves Irish in the south are actually Scotch-Irish, but this term isn't very widespread. I'm sure Scotch-Irish American are the second largest ancestry in the south after English American and before German American. But when people think about Scotch-Irish, they think about hillbillies and crackers and they don't consider themselves like that.

The autor Jim Webb wrote in his book Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, that the true number of Scotch-Irish is estimated about 27 million.

People also forget that many African Americans and Native Americans have some English/Scotch-Irish blood.


About English American, I found this interesting article the other day: Where are the English Americans ?
It's the "Irish-Cherokee" mixes in the South that crack me up. Chuck Norris for instance. Yeah, right, Mr Norris!

He has even less Irish in him than...






Ancestry of Barack Obama

..Irish American



I'll have to get a copy of "Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America" -- it looks interesting. Have you ever read "Albion's Seed" by David Hackett Fischer?
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