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What is your familial country of origin?

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  1. Hufflepuff

    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    What countries were your ancestors from?

    Mine were Irish, German, and Austrian, with a small amount of Dutch and Italian.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    England, Ireland, Scotland, one of the German States, France, American Indian.
     
  3. Lias_Co_Pilot

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    My father's family is from Sicily. My mother's family is from Moravia-a province of what is now the Czech Republic.
     
  4. bigfun

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    My Father was born in the Netherlands. My Mothers Grandparents, on both sides were born there as well. So I'm Dutch!
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude Patron  

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    My mom's side of the family is Cajun French. They got run out of Acadia (Nova Scotia) by the Brits for not wanting to pledge allegience to the Crown. Before that, they got run out of France for being Baptist.

    My dad's side of the family is mostly Scots-Irish and Hessian. They came over here to fight the Patriots in the Revolutionary War and decided to stay.
     
  6. The_Historian

    The_Historian Pillboxologist

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    Originally Huguenots from Flanders, latterly Scots and Irish.
     
  7. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Fathers family, Irish, down the bottom left hand corner.....we were pirates apparantly...cant see that...no I can, its easy when you take your eye patch off.

    Mothers were Scottosh...a highland clan from the lowlands....a pretty mixed up bunch...chose wrong side as usual...ended up forming a seperated clan in India where the Raj figures highly in family history. The rest decided to stay and watch their Scottish town become English.

    Me....I'm a mongrel...
     
  8. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    100% Dutch and Flemish .
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    There's a commanality running thru here....Did everyones family fight the English then?

    Cads...
     
  10. Shangas

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    My family originally came from southern China. My great-grandparents migrated to Malaysia at the turn of the last century and my grandparents were born in the early 1910s (both my grandmothers were born in 1914).
     
  11. Lias_Co_Pilot

    Lias_Co_Pilot Member

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    Not mine. My mother's family were dirt farmers. They arrived in Texas in 1856 and six years later were forcibly drafted into the Confederate army. A year later, when they were in Lousiana, they deserted and joined up with Union troops.

    My father's family is silent on a number of issues due to their organized crime ties.

    My Grandfather served in the Pancho Villa expedition. My father served in Patton's Third Army. I served in the Cold War, as did my brother. My niece did one tour in Afghnistan and one in Iraq.
     
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    PzJgr Drill Instructor Patron  

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    Father's side, Spain. Mother's side, Bolivia. So half were facists and the other side drug dealers.:p On a serious note, both sides were forced to leave their respective countries.
     
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    PzJgr a facist drug dealer! Who'd have thunk it!

    You're killing me!
     
  14. Mussolini

    Mussolini Gaming Guru Patron  

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    Mostly Irish, with a good deal of Welsh and a little bit of English and German. I actually want to research my family history but don't know where to begin, as my dads side of the family (his mothers family) was in the British Army for a number of years.

    According to my dad, we had an ancestor who was killed at Rourkes Drift (made famous in the Zulu movie).

    And if I believe him even more, i'm apparently related to a Welsh King who ruled around 400 AD.:eek:
     
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    Father's side: Swedish as far back as 1755. Mother's side: probably German, English, and Native American (Chotaw).

    My Swedish grandfather came to America to avoid being drafted by the Swedish Army; My Mom's father was a circuit-riding Methodist preacher.
     
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    PzJgr Drill Instructor Patron  

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    Should have seen our family reunions...... Facists to the drug dealers "Don't smoke the profits!" :p
     
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    100% Italian. All four grandparents came from Italy. Although, my maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother were from Sicily. They kind of felt they were separate.

    My kids, however, are mutts. Wife's family is Pennsylvania German (since the 18th Century), Irish, and I think a bunch of other stuff.
     
  18. mikebatzel

    mikebatzel Dreadnaught

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    On my fathers side German and Irish

    On my mothers side English. But they came over to the new world early on so after that it merges with all kinds of ethnicities.
     
  19. brndirt1

    brndirt1 Saddle Tramp

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    Almost completely "Scandahoovian", both sets of grandparents came to America in the early twenties, and with names like Oskar and Mame (paternal side), and Einar and Nora (maternal side) not much other stuff mixed in there.

    My kids are not quite as easily defined as I married a girl who was both Irish (paternal) and Austrailian (maternal). But since Norma was adopted, she doesn't really know her lineage. I used to tease my boys that they were 1/2 Norse, 1/4 Irish, and 1/4 Welch convict. But, that was just to get a rise out of my mother-in-law, since she had been adopted by a family whose own family was Welch and sent to Austrailia when it was a penal colony!
     
  20. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    And to think I had a lot of respect for you until.......Welsh.......yaki dar bo peep.....you dont want to be welsh...be Irish...admit the mistake and we can move on as a group and a ww2 forum...But welsh...and your on your own....no I tell a lie...WLTD45....

    2 Welshmen on one forum...And they say lightning dont strike twice.
     

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