Ancestry (noun)

  1. Lineage, descent, or lineage; the people from whom one is descended.
  2. The study of one's family history and lineage.
  3. The origin or background of a person, group, or thing.


From old french ancestrie, from latin ancestria, from ancestr-, ancestor.


  1. His ancestry can be traced back to the early settlers of the colony.
  2. She was proud of her ancestry and the tradition of her family.
  3. The ancestry of the language can be traced back to the Indo-European language family.
  4. The ancestry of the dog species is still debated among experts.
  5. He was interested in learning about his ancestry and started researching his family tree.
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