Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ghrit, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member


    For those of you that cannot see the Inferno, it has to do with racism; not particularly offensive, but expresses some opinions. It triggered my curiosity about what races/nationalities are represented on this forum. So the question, then: Where did your ancestors call home?

    For the record, I'm of German stock arriving here in the 1700s, with a few other hyphens thrown in for leavening. About all that is left of any of the hyphens is my surname. I'd have it no other way; besides, who cares?

    I can see that some might be less than enthusiastic about posting this sort of information for one reason or another. Might be a blind poll would be a better way to dredge up a sampling, but the number of possibilities is way big for that.

  2. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    3/4 pole, /1/4 Lithuanian...(gumpah) Penn. coal miners& carpenters
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    My maternal grandmother arrived here from France in 1911 when she was 13. My maternal grandfather arrived here from France in 1910 when he was 15. They met in the U.S. and married in 1917. My mother was their firstborn and born in 1918. A son born in 1919 died of Muscular Dystrophy in 1937.

    My paternal grandmother and grandfather were already married when they immigrated from Ireland in 1912. My father was one of six children, 3 of whom, including my Dad who was next to the youngest, were born in the U.S.

    Interesting question ghrit.
  4. Jonas Parker

    Jonas Parker Hooligan

    Dad's side of the family arrived on the Mayflower. Mother's side arrived in the 1870's from Germany.
  5. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Dad's family are all big block headed Germans. Mom's folks are a mix of Scottish and American Indian. Great Grandmother was a full blooded Choctaw. Spoke the language and knew every kind of root or leaf to boil up to cure what ailed you.
  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    French, Finnish, Slavic and a touch of Blackfoot :)
  7. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Scottish, Irish, German, Cherokee.... in no particular order.
  8. andy

    andy Monkey+++

    German and Hungarian... past that no clue wish i knew more...
  9. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Swedish and Welsh mainly. :)
  10. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    3/4 German and 1/4 Irish, hell of a combination stubborn and hot-headed :lol:
  11. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    German & Irish, don't really know what percentage. Like i really care about it.
  12. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Scotch, German, Cherokee
  13. homeshow

    homeshow Monkey++

    mom's side is swiss (amstutz), scotch /irish (patrick)
    dad is a 1/2 whop italian (from pavia) and his mother's family can supposedly trace back to the mayflower voyage.

    this makes me an AMERICAN. and a euro-mutt.
  14. eeyore

    eeyore Monkey+++

    On my fathers side 100 percent German
    On mothers Irish 95% and a portion Cherokee
  15. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Seeing a lot of common backgrounds here.
  16. poacher

    poacher Monkey+++ Founding Member

    German, German and just a touch of scotch thrown in. Somewhere along the way I've been told we have some Indian but can't confirm that.

    Take care Be safe Poacher.
  17. TNZ71


    Dad-Scottish/English settled TN. Mom-English/Scot/Cherokee Settled MO Ozarks. I married an Irish girl, my kids are screwed.
  18. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    Mums 50/50 Swiss/Irish
    Dad's Scottish, English, Spanish and a bunch of other places.

    Me? I'm a citizen of The West Coast.
  19. RaymondPeter

    RaymondPeter Simple Man

    1/4 Prussian, 1/4 German, 1/8 Polish, 1/8 Danish, 1/4 unknown but probably English or Irish
  20. Quantrill

    Quantrill Monkey++

    3/4 German, 1/8 Dane, 1/8 everything else
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