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03-04-2006, 01:10 PM
I thought I was just mexican but yesterday I was talking to my mom and she told me I'm part...

1. mexican *from my dad's mom*
2. arabian *from my dad's dad*
3. native american *from my moms mom*
4. Italian *from my moms dad*
5. German *from my moms dad*

I never thought I was arabian, native american, italian and german in some way. Now I know why my grandpa says I have a german accent when I'm talking in spanish.

03-04-2006, 01:13 PM
I only know that I have German, Native American, and Mexican in me. Though the Mexican is far up the line, so it doesn't show.

03-04-2006, 01:20 PM
French on my mom's side, Scottish and Irish on my dad's side. My last name is Scottish. Oh, and no wonder I'm so freakin' pale!

03-04-2006, 01:23 PM
I have...

Norwegian (dads side)
Swedish (moms side)
Swampy Cree (moms side) :p

There are so many more in my background, but these are my main three. My last name is norwegian. :)

03-04-2006, 01:39 PM
Dad's side...
German & Cherokee

Mom's Side...
Irish & Scottish

Our last name is German.

Suki Wingy
03-04-2006, 01:55 PM
Dad's side: Irish, mostly. We can trace our GreatX5 Grandfather out of County Mayo in Ireland.
On my mom's side I'm German, Welsh, and a bit English.

03-04-2006, 02:10 PM
Mom's side: Danish. My Aunt does geneology and actually found some living relatives in Denmark!! And of course she HAD to go visit them, lol.

Dad's side: Mostly German, we have a german last name.

03-04-2006, 02:15 PM
I guess we are all just mutts . I'm prussian ,scotch, german , and english
Just good ole American!!!!!!

03-04-2006, 02:18 PM
All American Mutt!

Okay, I am (and this of course counts for Lady's Human as well) ...
Norman French
Micmac or Miqmac
and a couple others I'm forgetting at the moment.

The Cat Factory
03-04-2006, 02:52 PM
I have...

Norwegian (dads side)
Swedish (moms side)
Swampy Cree (moms side) :p

There are so many more in my background, but these are my main three. :)

Same here :p

03-04-2006, 02:56 PM
Mostly German
Some Pennsylvania Dutch
And a little Irish :)

03-04-2006, 02:56 PM
I'm Hispanic from both sides with a bit of German on my Mom's side. Not much history. We've always been a 'mexican' family, but oddly I don't know spanish.

03-04-2006, 02:57 PM
I'm half and half. I'm Italian on my father's side and I'm Lithuanian on my mother's side of the family. My last name is Italian.

03-04-2006, 03:19 PM
Almost 100% Irish, the only unknown part is my maternal grandmother, who is a foundling.

03-04-2006, 03:19 PM
My dad is 100% Italian

My mom was Russian/PA Dutch/Irish/mix

And am American! :cool:

03-04-2006, 03:56 PM
My dads side-Lithuanian, my moms side-German :)

Pawsitive Thinking
03-04-2006, 04:17 PM
A teeny weeny bit of me is Welsh (maybe my big toe) but the rest of me is bog standard English......(and yes, I love talking about the weather ;) )

03-04-2006, 06:33 PM
All American Mutt!

Okay, I am (and this of course counts for Lady's Human as well) ...
Norman French
Micmac or Miqmac
and a couple others I'm forgetting at the moment.
Hey! We have a few of those in common! I'm French-Canadian, MicMac,and Czechoslavakian (I think that's how to spell it) My birth surname was Czech, but I go by my mom's french-canadian surname now.
My kids are all of the above plus Scottish Irish Welsh & German

03-04-2006, 06:38 PM
When people ask I usually say hispanic. My mom's side of the family is Spanish and came to the U.S. several hundred years ago and settled into the area where my family still lives in South Texas. As far as I know my dads family is all from Mexico but I'm sure that is a mix of Spanish and those who were native to Mexico. However my skin and features look much more Mexican as I'm dark skinned.

03-04-2006, 07:51 PM
I'm a mutt. lol...Honestly, I ahve no idea what all is in me but here are some I do know of:

Dad's side:


Mom's side:

-Canadian (english)

that's all I know at the moment, I'll have to ask my mom later what else.

Felicia's Mom
03-04-2006, 09:03 PM
Father's side is Scottish and Irish.

Mother's side is English and Penn. Dutch.

03-04-2006, 09:28 PM
my moms side is Romanian.
my dads side is Icelantic,the vikings.

03-04-2006, 09:29 PM
My great great grandpa was a duke of Denmark just before WW2 broke out. He fled to Canada because the Germans were going to kill him. The part of Denmark he ruled is now a part of Germany.

So I'm Irish (my Mom was born there), Ukranian, German/Danish, and Canadian. :)

03-04-2006, 09:38 PM
I am all dutch. :rolleyes:

Anita Cholaine
03-04-2006, 09:38 PM
Mom's side, all Ukranian...

Dad's side... Italian, spanish and south american native (maybe something else...)

So... I'm a total mutt and you could never tell what my background is if you saw me... :p

03-04-2006, 09:39 PM
I am 100 per cent purebred Scottish. :)

Cat's Meowm
03-05-2006, 04:10 AM
Brody's Mom - still laughing about your big toe comment!

I'm Dutch surname, but my dad was adopted so who really knows. My mom was Irish - both of her folks went to New York as children. Have been told also Cherokee, but like I said - my dad was adopted so he may have just said that.
I'm Irish-Dutch descent, maybe. American and proud of it - no matter how one slices the pie.

Maya & Inka's mommy
03-05-2006, 04:38 AM
I am all dutch. :rolleyes:

What do you mean? Are you from the Netherlands or Belgium then??

I am 100% Belgian, although I prefer to say 100% Flemish :) (Flanders is the Dutch speaking part of Belgium: everybody speaks Flemish (= Dutch!) here.

03-05-2006, 05:37 AM
Mum's side - English & Welsh.
Dad's side - no idea, not even who he was. :)
So I am a true mutt and could be a mixture of any nationality.

For some reason, as I was conceived just after the war ended, I have always hoped my dad was one of the Americans who were stationed over here at that time... silly, huh. :D

Miss Z
03-05-2006, 07:01 AM
Wow, everyone is more mixed than i thought! I'm a mix of Welsh from my grandad. My mum is from Nottingham and my Dad is from Oxford. But me, i feel 100% Lancastrian:D !

03-05-2006, 07:31 AM
50% Italian & 50% Mutt = Gina!

italian - father, also 2% cherokee
mutt - mother = scottish, german, british, irish .....
and of course, golden retriever! (true, I love catching balls, rolling or having a ball!) ;)

everyone says I look like a mexican.. :rolleyes: until they see my surname - completely italian!

03-05-2006, 09:20 AM
All Sicilian.

But I am mistaken for Irish. :confused:

I have fair skin (freckled face-red hair-dyed),
but my hands/legs are olive skin. Plus green eyes.

I have been told I'm a 'throwback' to another fair skinned relative from 1900's named:
Gussamina. :eek:

03-05-2006, 11:45 AM
I'm German, English, Scottish, Native American... I think that's it.

03-05-2006, 11:50 AM
Mexican(on dad's side)
Indian(on dad's side)
Irish(on mom's side)
Italian(on mom's side)

03-05-2006, 02:53 PM
Here are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. :o

Italian (Dad's side)
Irish (Dad's side)
Dutch (Mom's side)

03-05-2006, 04:10 PM
75% italiano:)
25% Irish!

03-05-2006, 04:55 PM
I'm about 75% German with about 25% English thrown in. My last name is German. :)

03-05-2006, 05:36 PM
I wish I was a mix but, like a few others, I'm just one flavour. Not only am I just British but both sides of my family, for many generations back, came from and lived in Derbyshire. I do take comfort in the fact that my father's side of the family loves the sea and boats/ships, perhaps indicating some Viking heritage. He also had a Roman nose, which I inherited to some degree, so perhaps there's a dash of Italian from centuries past.

03-05-2006, 05:38 PM
100% Italian on my dad's side and german and irish on my mom's side.

03-05-2006, 05:38 PM
On Mom's side 100% Irish (county Cork)
On dad's side Shawnee/French.

03-05-2006, 07:33 PM
Scottish - Dad's dad(tiny bit of English)
Swedish and American - Dad's mom
Ukrainian - Mom's parents

Spanish colouring(brown eyes and hair on my Dad's side) from the Basques who came to Scotland at the time of Robert the Bruce. Leslie clan, name translated from the "delisles" from France who came over about the same time.

Many many Russian/Ukrainian people show an 'asian' look to their faces(eg, Yeltsin), thanks to the Huns of centuries past. Because of the Bering Strait theory, this could cross over into First Nations/Asian.

As I heard a Canadian comedian say, I'm a genetic cul-de-sac!

Sorry to run on - I just find this sort of thing really interesting.


03-06-2006, 12:48 AM
I'm Dutch, Danish and English.