Ancestry - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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

noun

- 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)

Examples

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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