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Old 09-17-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I found this heritage map very interesting:

American ethnicity map shows melting pot of ethnicities that make up the USA today | Mail Online

The largest ancestral groups:

- German at 49 million
- Black or African Americans at 41 million
- Irish at 36 million
- Mexican at 32 million
- English at 27 million
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Burlington County, NJ
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I found this heritage map very interesting:

American ethnicity map shows melting pot of ethnicities that make up the USA today | Mail Online

The largest ancestral groups:

- German at 49 million
- Black or African Americans at 41 million
- Irish at 36 million
- Mexican at 32 million
- English at 27 million
It think the English American population is severely undercounted.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It think the English American population is severely undercounted.
Why would English Americans report a different false ethnicity on the 2000 Census?
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Question Which to choose ??

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Why would English Americans report a different false ethnicity on the 2000 Census?
The report itself says it : "the number of people directly claiming to be English-American has dropped by 20 million since the 1980 U.S. Census because more citizens have started to identify themselves as American." [LEFT]
Also, how many times have you heard the expression "English-American" used in a forum, or other media ? You do hear all manner of other names (XXX-American). So I think, if asked, many times people will report their other predominate heritage, other than English.

My father's ancestor came to America in 1630 from England to the Jamestown colonies. My mother was born in Italy. What should I report, English, Italian or American ??
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:20 PM
 
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Im German Irish English among other things but if I had to pick just one to identify as it would be German.That is a interesting map.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Burlington County, NJ
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Why would English Americans report a different false ethnicity on the 2000 Census?
I'm more specifically talking about American ethnicity that people choose on the census report. Most of them are White Southerners of English descent.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:57 PM
 
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Why would English Americans report a different false ethnicity on the 2000 Census?
The vast majority of the people who chose 'American' are of predominately English ancestry.

Also, the English, Irish, and Germans all mixed extensively. You are probably hard pressed to find anyone in America who is exclusively descended from any of those three.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Im German Irish English among other things but if I had to pick just one to identify as it would be German.That is a interesting map.
Curious. What makes you want to pick the German ancestry over the others? I wondered myself what I should chose when reporting an ancestry. My ancestry is mostly German (four of my g-grandparents were German speakers even) but through a name change that I did a few years ago I have my mother's father's surname, which is English.

So, if someone was to ask to write a heritage on paper, I would probably pick the English just because that is what my last name is.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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I think most of us would be correct to enter "Hinze57"
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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I think most of us would be correct to enter "Hinze57"
Heinz you mean? This is a German word.
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