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post #31 of 50
I am German and 1/4 Jewish
post #32 of 50
3rd generation in Israel and 100% Jewish.

My maternal granparents are from Tunisia. Paternal granparents are from Poland.
post #33 of 50
I'm 100% adopted Korean, and my mom is 1/4 German and 1/8 Irish and 1/8 Native American...and the rest a mix, and my dad is English but we're all American now.
My husband is born in the United States but his ancestors are from Austria, so that makes my future children 1/2 Austrian and 1/2 Korean
And my 4 furbabies are 400% Cute!!
post #34 of 50
Mom's side: English, French, Dutch, Scottish and German

Daddy's side: English, Welsh

Aren't I the epitome of a WASP? I got the Jewish last name, by marriage.

My oldest son got some Irish and Finn mixed in , from his father and Mark got Lithuanian, from his. Throw in the grandkids, being 1/2 Hispanic and our family is a real polyglot!
post #35 of 50
On my mom's side I'm German, Dutch, and Irish.

On my dad's side I'm a regular Heinz 57. I'm German, Danish, Scottish, English, Russian, Greek, Italian, French, Dutch, and Spanish, plus a few more. On his side we can trace our ancestary all the way back to Mary, Queen of Scots; and are related through her to the German, Danish, Scottish, English, Russian, Greek, Italian, French, Dutch, and Spanish royal families, and a few more...there's a lot of imtermarriage among European royalty. (There's also a lot of Jewish ancestary in European royal families, though none of them are practicing Jews). On his side I'm also related to Robert E. Lee and Helen Keller.

My fiance on the other hand is almost full-blooded Native American, except he has 1/4th German in him.
post #36 of 50
Dad's side - Dutch, specifically Frisian, for anyone out there who knows what that is.

Mom's side - Dutch, English, Irish, German, and French Canadian -- if that counts as an ethnic group. Supposedly also American Indian, but no one has found proof of that yet.
post #37 of 50
Dad-Mostly Irish via Prince Edward Island, Canada, with a wee bit Scots (MacDonald) and British (Fox).

Mom-Polish and German from her Mom, a total mutt on her Dad's side.

I self-identify as Irish and Polish.
post #38 of 50
Hey all..

I've been away from compute access for a while.. and I have my summer class in 15 minutes.. but I'll pop in a few words...

I am Hungarian mostly on my father's side, he immigrated from one of the many old hungarian families in Translyvannia and on my mother's side, it is also Hungarian, she is from near Budapest, but further back on her side is Dutch, Slovak and German jewish heritage...
post #39 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by donnageorge
Donna - West Indian; born in Trinidad, immigrated to Canada. (Ancestors originally from India.)
George - Chinese, born in Canada. (Ancestors originally from southern China)

By the way, since we live in Canada, we belong to no "melting pot" as in the US.

We're in a "multicultural mosaic."

So there.
Actually, I've always thought the "pizza" analogy was more fitting than the "melting pot", with Western Europeans/Native Americans forming the dough, Africans and Eastern/Southern Europeans the sauce, and everybody else the "toppings".
post #40 of 50
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Originally Posted by jeeperscat
My mum's side - Welsh & English (My Grandad's family were evacuated from London during WW2 and never went back )

My Dad's side - Welsh

Very interesting! I am Welsh and English on my dad's side. My great-great grandfather went to Wales from England as an engineer to build a tunnel through a mountain and never went back. My grandmother was Welsh.

On my mom's side, I am German.
post #41 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcat
Actually, I've always thought the "pizza" analogy was more fitting than the "melting pot", with Western Europeans/Native Americans forming the dough, Africans and Eastern/Southern Europeans the sauce, and everybody else the "toppings".
Was thinking along the lines of Warren Beatty in "Bulworth"

"... keep [screwing] each other until we're all the same color..."

post #42 of 50
he he do i dare....?

Dad: Iraqi
Mum: Iraqi with a bit of turkish thrown in.
post #43 of 50
My mom is full-blood (purebred lol!) Ojibway. So I'm half Indian (my mom calls herself an Indian, most of my family says Indian... I know it's not politically correct but that's the terminology they use... )

My dad.... I think his family came from England/Scotland. I'm not sure which though. He says England but I always thought Ross was a Scottish name...? I don't talk to him too much so I can't really clarify.
post #44 of 50
German Swedish and God only knows what on my Mom's side

German Swedish exclusively on my Dad's side (his parents were the immigrants)

DH is:

Black and Indian and something else (I think there's a little Caucasian) on Mom's side

they don't know the Dad's side because they don't know who his Dad was
post #45 of 50
I am a mix of Scottish, Cherokee, and Choctaw on my father's side and German and Irish on my mother's side.

I have three siblings, making four of us "kids"...of the four, three are very pale-skinned, strawberry blondes; but my little sister is very dark skinned with beautiful dark brown eyes and hair. You would never know we are related!
post #46 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by lotsocats
I am a mix of Scottish, Cherokee, and Choctaw on my father's side and German and Irish on my mother's side.

I have three siblings, making four of us "kids"...of the four, three are very pale-skinned, strawberry blondes; but my little sister is very dark skinned with beautiful dark brown eyes and hair. You would never know we are related!
That's my family! I generally get put into the "mixed race category" - curly, strawberry blond hair, pale skin, but no nose bridge, high cheekbones and a definite epicantric fold over blue-green eyes. I can literally pass as white, black or Asian, or any mixture thereof. My brother's nickname was always "Chink", despite his green eyes, (when he visited us here in Germany, everybody thought he was Japanese), and my sister is generally mistaken for a Native American. Definitely prime examples of the melting pot!
post #47 of 50
Dad's side - Norwegian and Swedish.

Mom's Side - Maitee, Scottish and Irish.
post #48 of 50
Canadian-born of English stock on both sides, and no trace, that I'm aware of, of anything else.
post #49 of 50
Dads side--Irish, Irish and more Irish

Moms side--Swedish all the way.
post #50 of 50
It's very interesting to read about everyone's ethnicity here. I guess that I'm the first to say I'm Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. Both parents have the same ingredients. Not sure how much of a percentage I have of each. Will have to go way back into my family tree to get that info.

My husband is Chamorro (from Guam/Micronesian/Pacific Islander), filipino, spanish, and a pinch of Chinese.
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