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Old 09-26-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Many Scotch-Irish answer Irish in the census too because the term Scots-Irish isn't very known and I've the impression when people hear it, they only focus about the word "Irish" and not the word "Scots". Irish Catholics didn't immigrate in mass in the interior south so I'm always surprise when I see a town or a county with a high Irish percentage.
Charleston, New Orleans, Savannah and Norfolk aren't the interior south. Have you ever been to any of these cities, btw?

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Old 09-26-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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Yes, Philly has loads of Italian Catholics and Irish Catholics, and the they tend to intermarry a lot. I have this in my family. They tend to create quite colorful families, and good looking too.
Much of NJ is the same.

For example, my dad is 100% Italian. His grandparents were all immigrants. My mom is half Irish (her mom is 100%) and half German (her dad is 100%). So my mom, her brother and sister are all half Irish half German. My dad and his 2 brothers 100% Italian.

My parents married, making my brother and I 50% Italian, 25% Irish and 25% German. My mom's sister married a 100% Italian guy and her brother married a mostly Italian woman (almost 100%), making my cousins all the same as me for the most part.

My dad's one brother married another 100% Italian but his other brother also married an Irish-German (with a bit more thrown in to a lesser extent) woman, making my cousins also pretty much the same as me. We're all basically the same in my generation.

I also think it's funny how my parents, aunts and uncles basically married the same types of people. I know lots of Irish-Italian people, it's basically the majority of my town, and I'd say German comes next in the mix.

Most Irish city? Boston, IMO. You can feel the Irishness, I think it's great. Philly, too. I've always associated Philadelphia more with Irish than I have Italian. New York City has always seemed most Italian to me.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Most Irish city? Boston, IMO. You can feel the Irishness, I think it's great. Philly, too. I've always associated Philadelphia more with Irish than I have Italian. New York City has always seemed most Italian to me.
The NYC metro is more Italian than Irish. All of the counties I checked had larger Italian populations.

I've always associated Philadelphia more with Italians. It's only recently that the Irish population has surpassed the Italian population.

And Black and Jewish don't mix too bad either.

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Then there's Italian + Jewish which I've met a bunch. Italian + Jewish = Pizza Bagel
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Even a song for it.


Black and Jewish (Black and Yellow Parody) - YouTube
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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Charleston, New Orleans, Savannah and Norfolk aren't the interior south. Have you ever been to any of these cities, btw?
No, I wasn't talking about those cities because they are port cities. I was thinking about an earlier post that shows Tulsa, OK with 11,4 % of Irish ancestry. I wasn't expected to see a city in Oklahoma with a large percentage of Irish ancestry.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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What cities in the United States would you say have lots of Irish heritage?
The Chicago River on St. Patrick's Day.

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Old 09-26-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Never realized Boris Kodjoe was Black and Jewish. Thought I had this category completely covered. Always knew about Maya Rudolph.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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In Upstate NY, many of the people of Irish descent come from Irish immigrants that came to work on the Erie Canal. So, many of the towns along that path tend to have an Irish presence.

There are people of German descent in much of Upstate NY too. So, it isn't true that there isn't a German presence in the Northeast.

I will say that Southern port cities and to a smaller degree, some bigger interior Southern cities have a Catholic presence, including Irish(as well as Italian and French).

Also, Memphis has always been a highly Black city, which makes sense given its proximity to the Mississippi Delta.
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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The NYC metro is more Italian than Irish. All of the counties I checked had larger Italian populations.

I've always associated Philadelphia more with Italians. It's only recently that the Irish population has surpassed the Italian population.

And Black and Jewish don't mix too bad either.

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Oh I know that.

Those are definitely some good looking people!
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