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Offline Scott

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What's Your Ethnicity?
« on: May 14, 2003, 09:09 PM »
It is always interesting to me to see where people have come from in the world.  And to show how much of a melting pot the USA (and Canuckia) actually are...

My Great-Great Grandparents were all immigrants, my Great-Great Grandfather worked for the King of Sweden at one time

Anyway I'm 100% Scandanavian

1/2 Finnish
3/8 Swedish
1/8 Norwegian

My wife's ancestry is 100% German, so my son is:

1/2 German
1/4 Finnish
3/16 Swedish
1/16 Norwegian

The Finns are sort of an odd group of people, they have a language that is almost totally from the rest of Europe

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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2003, 09:33 PM »
Pretty much German/Irish...

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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2003, 09:34 PM »
I'm afraid my heritage isn't as complex as yours, OCB,  but here it is:

1/2 Armenian
1/2 Italian

I'm an Armalian. :P
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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2003, 09:45 PM »
I'm one of the typical European hybrids (Scottish mostly), with a tiny splash of Native American blood!   8)

Basically just a honky.   :P

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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2003, 09:45 PM »
I'd say having 3 is pretty unnormal, most people I talk to are 3 major ones and then a mix of about 16 :)

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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2003, 10:41 PM »
I have a lot of different backgrounds, but here goes...

-- mostly German
-- partly Swedish
-- partly Norweigian
-- party English
-- partly Irish

I have no ideas what the realistic percentages are of them, but I do know that I'm mostly German.
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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2003, 10:49 PM »
Well, the average person would just say I'm Italian.  But, there's more to it than that.

I am...
1/2 Sicilian
1/2 Southern Italian

There is actually a difference between Italians and Sicilians.
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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2003, 11:00 PM »
Depends on how far back you go, at least for me.  Going by grandparent heritage, I would be 1/2 German and 1/2 Irish.  Basically my grandparents almost went to war against each other (fortunately the German side had emigrated to Canada prior to WWI).

But if you dig further, you will find that my ancestors further back were Scottish.  Legend has it they were thrown out of Scotland for stealing sheep (note:  Stealing).  That may be entertaining to those of you without Scottish blood, but those that enjoy Haggis will know that most every line of Scots have been under similar duress. ;)
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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2003, 11:39 PM »
Welp, to keep it simple I tell people I'm Irish and Italian...

My mother's maiden name is an Italian name, and of course my last name (McCracken) is as Irish as bland food and Guiness.

There's more in my family's history than that, like German, Hungarian, Native American, etc., but it's just not worth explaining.

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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2003, 09:14 AM »
...my Great-Great Grandfather worked for the King of Sweden at one time...

Really? My Great-Great-Great Grandfather used to BE the King of Sweden! Hey, Pearson, go get me a cold refreshing beverage.  ;)

Actually I'm a mutt, too. German, Irish, Spanish, and Russian, all in equal denominations (that I know of).
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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2003, 09:19 AM »
...my Great-Great Grandfather worked for the King of Sweden at one time...

Really? My Great-Great-Great Grandfather used to BE the King of Sweden! Hey, Pearson, go get me a cold refreshing beverage.  ;)

Actually I'm a mutt, too. German, Irish, Spanish, and Russian, all in equal denominations (that I know of).
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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2003, 09:51 AM »
Well I am also Sicilian and as Nicklab has said there is a differnce from Itialians. Were meaner ;)

 I am Sicilian and German( Prussian) on my moms side and
 French Canadian on my dads side with a bit of Belgian thrown in


                   
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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2003, 02:20 PM »
1/2 Greek
1/4 French-Canadian (with a little Native American in there)
1/8 German
1/8 English

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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2003, 03:05 PM »
I'm

1/8 French
1/8 Polish
1/4 Italian
1/4 Swede
1/4 German

Everyone comments on the weird combo...it sort of is I guess

My girlfriend is:

1/2 Japanese
1/2 Italian

That is a wierd combo!
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Re: What's Your Ethnicity?
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2003, 03:17 PM »
Mostly Scot-Irish with some Polish in me.

The wife is mostly English.  In fact her uncle is so pro English that I'm sure he doesn't really care for me because of my heritage.  We're talking about a guy who sent a condolence to the Queen Mother's family when she passed (which I can see if you were a citizen of that country, but being at least three generations removed, its a little extreme)  It probably irks him to no end that his niece married a guy who's heritage comes from countries England's had problems with (albeit, hundreds of years ago)  ::)
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