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Old 06-20-2011, 07:11 AM
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3/8th Filipino, 1/4th Scotch-Irish, 1/8th Spanish, 1/8th German, 1/8th Native American (Cherokee, Sioux, Chickahominy)
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:09 PM
Location: Atlanta
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Irish, German, English, Norwegian, Scottish, and possibly a small amount of French.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:39 PM
Location: Miami, FL
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My mother's family was originally from mainland Spain, my father's family from the Canary Islands. They emigrated to Cuba in the 1920's due to economic problems. My mom left Cuba in 1982 and lived in Venezuela for a while, ended up in Miami in 1991. My dad came to Miami in 1990. I was born here. That's as far as I can go, the rest is forever lost.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:30 AM
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Scottish, Irish (some of that black Irish, hence Spanish), Scots-Irish, Welsh, Swedish, Native American (just a smidgen). Interestingly the Welsh ancestors originally came from Scandinavia back some 500 years or so ago. Yes, I am a genealogy junkie, this has all been documented with family trees, etc.

Human migrations and language divergences fascinate me.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by jhlcomp View Post
Let's face it guys - we're all mutes :-) German, French, Spanish, other.
Please speak up. I can't hear you.

Swedish on my Mother's side. Most of my family still resides there.

Father's side is English, Irish and a bit of Swedish.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:28 AM
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Polish, Ukrainian, Croatian.
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Old 07-30-2016, 04:21 PM
Location: Seattle, WA
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Mother's Side:

Maternal Grandmother: French Canadian, Danish
Maternal Grandfather: French Canadian, Scottish

Father's Side:

Paternal Grandmother: Polish, German
Paternal Grandfather: English, Irish, German, French Canadian.

Even though I believe Im mostly French Canadian, I look Anglo White.
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Old 08-01-2016, 01:44 PM
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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Originally Posted by detroitlove View Post
This thread seems fun lol

My mom: African American, Haitian, West Indian (what is now Trinidad and Tabago) and Irish (long line of biracial black/irish mixtures)
My dad: African American, Chinese(grandmother was a 1/4), Choctaw Native American (grandfather was half)

Someone mentioned they were black irish...I've been asked if thats what my Irish part was, well until people see all the fair skin, blonde/green eyed, red/blonde haired AFRICAN AMERICAN lol family I have. But what exactly is black irish? I've heard it was free slaves of irish descent who were owned by Irish families but I'm not sure
Interestingly enough, while there was a good amount of Irish/African mixing happening mostly in the Caribbean, the term "Black Irish" has nothing to do with that. "Black Irish" refers to those Irish whose appearance/features more closely resemble the original inhabitants of Ireland, who (most likely) emigrated from the Iberian Peninsula near the end of the last ice age. So think Spanish features. Colin Farrell is kind of the poster child in modern times for these traits. One of my maternal great-grandfathers was "Black Irish" to a T, as were his parents who came to the US from Ireland. My dad's side is also mostly Irish, but look completely different - intensely bright blue eyes, wavy blonde/brown hair, etc.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:20 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Cuban, by way of Spain, Portugal, France and India.
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Old 02-22-2017, 03:15 AM
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I've done a lot of research on this off and on over the last 5 years (plus DNA testing my parents). My ancestors arrived in America was early as 1608 (Jamestown) and the last arrived in 1760 (from Ulster, Northern Ireland)

I have a Welsh surname (and I know my paternal line was from Wales), every other ancestor was either from England, Scotland, or were Scots who moved to what is now Northern Ireland before coming to America.

I was sort of surprised by how 'British' it all is but my family and ancestors were mostly either Tidewater Virginia people or lived in Appalachia and stayed there for the entire history of the US.
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