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View Poll Results: White Americans, Where In Europe Do Your Ancestors Come From ?
Poland 6 2.93%
Italy 13 6.34%
Germany 21 10.24%
England 16 7.80%
Scotland 9 4.39%
Ireland 18 8.78%
Sweden 4 1.95%
Greece 3 1.46%
Russia 7 3.41%
Norway 4 1.95%
France 10 4.88%
Other 18 8.78%
I Am A Euro Mutt 76 37.07%
Voters: 205. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-02-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Ireland, England, Prussia (Poland), Germany, Finland, Finland (ethnic Swede), Bohemia (Czech Rep)
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:49 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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That I know of: Italian (Sicilian), Irish, German, Norweigan. Probably also some English in there. There might be others that we don't know about.

The Italian is what has most influenced me though because my Nan was 100% Italian and she had 6 siblings who all married other Italians (unlike my Nan). My dad also did not marry Italian (making me only 1/4 genetically Italian) but a lot of my cousins did so although my immediate family is genetically not very Italian, my extended family very much is. We're not far from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", merely substitute "Italian" for "Greek".
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Old 11-03-2008, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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England, Ireland, Wales, Denmark, France, Germany and Italy (Sicily).
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:54 AM
 
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Default an interesting US Census tidbit

The US Census used to collect info on what country of origin/ethnicity American claimed, up through the 1990 census.

The largest country of origin claimed was Germany. #2 was Ireland.

In 2000, the Census stopped collecting that info.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:59 AM
 
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Where is Spain and Portugal? Who can participate in this stupid thread when the OP doesn't even include all the European nations? DUH!
There's always the "other".
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Default Mutts unite!!

Mostly German....
But also
Scotch
Dutch
Irish and
English.

My ancestors got around!

And like about everyone else...there are rumors of royal blood, but the story died with my grandmother. She refused to talk about it.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:52 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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That's interesting, LD. Other than France, we have the same lineage. I have some Cherokee (for real) in me. The Alsace, we never were sure if the ancestor was French or German but fairly certain was Jewish.
Yes, my grandfather's family came from a small village in southern Alsace, about 6 miles from the Swiss border. Technically French, their traditions and sensibilities were very German; they were also Lutherans. I can understand why there would be confusion over whether your ancestor was French or German, since the region has been under both flags.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Scotland, Ireland, England, France...those are the one's I'm sure of. Probably some German too.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Irish via the scots who came to found Londonderry, Scots and English. I think a large batch of scots since I've been told a number of times that I look like I am. (Not to mention the temperment)

I know a couple family names on both sides and am very tempted to find the proper tartans.

Mom's family arrived before the revolution-- my grandmother was a member of the DAR and I need to find out how you access their geneological records
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and Holland. Also, some non-European - Cherokee and African.
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