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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 11-03-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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German, Polish, and Russian on mom's side.

Welsh and Cherokee on dad's side.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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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.
Mine were from Alsace, too. A little town north of Strasbourg, a couple miles from the Rhine. They were Catholic. My grandparents were tri-lingual growing up: English, German and French. Lived in a part of my hometown that was mostly German, nicknamed Dutchtown (Deutschtown) by the locals. Talk about confusing!
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Central NJ
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I'm from Portugal.
Why isn't Portugal on the list- it's the closest to the U.S.? Interesting, people so often forget about Portugal.
Christopher Columbus saided from Portugal- so did many other explorers.

Oh, wait, where's Spain- those are our neighbors. Please include both.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: USA
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Mine were from Alsace, too. A little town north of Strasbourg, a couple miles from the Rhine. They were Catholic. My grandparents were tri-lingual growing up: English, German and French. Lived in a part of my hometown that was mostly German, nicknamed Dutchtown (Deutschtown) by the locals. Talk about confusing!
Lovin' Decatur also has some Alsace ancestry as mentioned earlier. My understanding of the A-L region is that there were many potteries which made China. It would really be interesting to see. My great-great grandparents both came from Essen Germany in the mid 19th century and settled in Ohio. Won't say positively but they were probably Catholic (Western Germany near France seems to be ). My Alsatian Great great grandfather (not the same gggf mentioned above) actually went to Canada first and for many years everyone thought he was French Canadian.

I can understand about your grandparents speaking three diff languages in Alsace. It was probably a necessity at one time since crossing into different countries in Europe is as close distancewise as Americans crossing into neighboring states.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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My ancestors were from:

1. Lithuania, immigrating to America before the First World War
2. French Canada (Quebec), originally from France
3. Ireland, coming to Boston somewhat later than the potato famine
4. England, arriving in America during the colonial period

Yes, I am a Euro mutt.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: IN
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I have Norwegian and German ancestry.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:44 PM
 
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My Welsh side came here in the mid to late 1600s and we were wealthy farmers in Virginia. The German/Polish/Russian side came in the late 1800s to NYC, Newburgh, and Utica. The Cherokees came from Georgia...or Russia if you go that far back.
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:00 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Finland
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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My grandmother on my father's side was French/Flemish, and his father was Swedish. My grandmother on my mother's side was German/Hungarian, and her father was English/Irish. So I am a mutt.

However, most people say I 'look' German and/or Swedish (tall, broad-shouldered, dirty blond hair, pale blue eyes, very fair skin with some freckles).
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Paternal:
English
French

Maternal:
English
Dutch
Danish
German
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