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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 11-11-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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1/2 Czech and 1/2 Northern Italian. Yes, I am a Wop-a-Czech.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Ten Sleep
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doesnt matter coz the only thing that counts is being AMERICAN
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Wow, us Scots get around alot

Every American I met over there decended from Scottish ancestory, i find that very cool. I was born in Scotland but my dad is half Italian.
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I am American.

My ancestors are Italian, German, Irish,and Danish.

I never did understand the term "_____American"(fill in with any country) unless you where "born" in another country and you are now a citizen here.
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:46 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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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.
I have the most gorgeous set of china that I inherited from my mother's Alsatian family...it was made in Strasbourg in the early 1800's and must have come over with them in the 1830's.
I count among my blessings the fact that there is a wonderful Alsatian restaurant up the street from me here in Decatur. I go there for the occasional Spaetzle fix .

www.cafealsace.net
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:58 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Both my parents are Hungarian. (Magyar)

Sicily has a long history of it's own nation, not being a part of Italy until 1860. Very different dialect and customs, etc. Many Italians look at Scillians as Scillians not real Italians. My husband is Italian,( mom Roman, dad Scillian. They always let me know there was a difference.
Oh yes, my former husband's family was Calabrese (Italy's 'toe') and boy, did they have an ax to grind about Sicilians! Among the grievances I heard expressed: Sicilians didn't know how to cook. I can still remember my husband's grandmother recounting the story of attending a Sicilian wedding supper where the only food served was peas and macaroni. She never got over that, not in 70 years.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:06 PM
 
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How weird not to see Spain as an option.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:36 PM
 
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I am black American and my white ancestors came from England.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Kamloops, BC
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Polish, English, French, and Irish, AKA Euro Mutt.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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English, Scottish, German, Sweedish, and possibly Irish.
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