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Old 05-10-2012, 11:41 PM
 
Location: MIA/DC
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Israeli
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:47 AM
 
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Mom's side:
Mexican(with basque and Spanish ancestry way further down the line)

Dad's side:
German(with a tiny bit of Swiss German thrown in), Norwegian, English, Irish, French.

VERY rough estimate:
50% Mexican, 12.5% German, 12.5% Norwegian, 18% English, 3% French, less than 4% Irish/other random stuff I don't know about.

My surname is German.

The Irish/English is harder to determine since I had ancestors way back in the 1600s who left England for Ireland. I'm a direct descendant of this guy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine_Hollingsworth Pretty cool!
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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Nationalities: American and Mexican (born in Mexico)

Ancestries: French (paternal), Japanese (maternal), Native American (maternal), Nicaraguan (paternal), Spanish (maternal)

My surname is French. From the Nord-pas-de-calais region in Northern France.

I consider myself bicultural, identifying easiest first with other fellow Californians...and then Sinaloenses (the state where I'm from in Mexico.) For the most part.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:45 AM
 
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Ukrainian, Norwegian and English/Welsh/Scottish/Scotch-Irish.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Maternal:
2nd generation Volga Deutsche (Russian-born Germans). Grandparents immigrated early 1900's and settled in NE Colorado.

Paternal:
75% Louisiana Cajun, 25% Choctaw American Indian.

Married to a Korean and self-identify as "American", i.e. mutt
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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2nd generation Dominican, African-American mix
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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Italian, Sicilian, Irish, Welsh.

From Utica, NY. Upstate between Syracuse and Albany.

That's a common mix typical of the Northeast and Upstate. Very Italian and Irish.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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1/2 German
1/4 Irish
1/8 English
1/16 Swedish
1/16 Sephardic

All of which are known with a relatively high degree of certainty. One of my "Irish" ancestors had a Scottish last name, had their family living in the U.S. since the 18th Century, but was Catholic, so it's hard to say for sure. And a bit of the English and German on my dad's side (which vanishes into obscurity in 19th century New York City) isn't 100% certain. But I have a pretty good idea overall.

Pretty close to generic white American, actually, since the top three reported ancestries are German, Irish, and English.
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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Looking at the map in post #8, ALL of Southern California is predominately Mexican, with the exception of San Luis Obispo County. Growing up, everyone used the term "Mexican." Now you can't say that anymore, even in SoCal. It's "Hispanic." Will political correctness go away?
No one in my family calls themselves 'Hispanic'. Same for my friends, they either consider themselves Mexican, Chicano or just American (of Mexican ancestry). Overall, I find that Latino is more widely prefer as an umbrella label than Hispanic. The exception is within academia/government.

Calling yourself Hispanic or being called that, is like an American of English descent calling themselves Anglo. Yeah, it isn't incorrect...but a bit awkward. I don't know. Perhaps the Hispanos of New Mexico have a different feeling towards the word, but that's a different culture we are talking about...so, yeah. Unless you are proudly criollo (like my great aunts and uncles -_- ), lots of Mexicans (especially educated ones) have an issue with their ancestry being partially erased with Euro-centric terms like Hispanic and Latino. Can't speak for other Latin Americans/Latino-Americans.

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Old 01-16-2015, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Irish-My Grandparents all came from Mayo and Clare in Ireland.

My one Grandfather had dark features and was called "black irish" or "spanish irish" so it may still be interesting to have a DNA test.
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