- A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent.
- A forefather or foremother.
From the latin word "ancestor" meaning "a forefather or foremother".
- He traced his ancestry to the early settlers of the colony.
- The statue was of one of her ancestors.
- She is proud of her ancestors who were immigrants.
- He is interested in genealogy and tracing his ancestors.
- She learned about her ancestors from family stories passed down through the generations.