Ancestry - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈænsestri|  American pronunciation of the word ancestry
Brit.  |ˈansɛstri|  British pronunciation of the word ancestry


- the descendants of one individual (syn: blood, bloodline, descent, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock)
- inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline (syn: derivation, filiation, lineage)


They claim to be of noble ancestry.

She claims to be able to trace her ancestry all the way back to the earliest settlers.

Her mother is of German ancestry (=has German ancestors).

Helen's family can trace their ancestry back to the 1700s.

She's of mixed African and European ancestry.

They've traced their ancestry to Scotland.

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