meaning of ancestry

ancestry meaning in General Dictionary

Condition concerning ancestors ancestral lineage ergo beginning or honorable descent

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  • inherited properties distributed to other people of bloodline
  • the descendants of one specific
  • Condition on forefathers; ancestral lineage; for this reason, delivery or honorable descent.
  • a number of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those whom compose the distinct all-natural descent.

ancestry meaning in Etymology Dictionary

early 14c., from Old French ancesserie "ancestry, ancestors, forefathers," from ancestre (see ancestor); spelling customized in English by impact of ancestor.


ancestry meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Condition concerning forefathers; ancestral lineage; therefore, beginning or honorable lineage.

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  • (letter.) A number of forefathers or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the type of all-natural lineage.

Sentence Examples with the word ancestry

MARIA MITCHELL (1818-1889), American astronomer, was born of Quaker ancestry on the island of Nantucket on the 1st of August 1818.

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