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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Are you Irish?

I'm not sure why this is - but I just realized that I am Irish. Well, part of me is anyhow. I think it just dawned on me this year that I was. I'm also Scottish, German, English, & Norweigan. My dad says that there's nothing more interesting than your own genealogy - and nothing more boring than someone else's. However, I'd be interested to know where your ancestors come from - who knows? You might be celebrating St. Patrick's Day this year because you just realized you are Irish, too!


Saquel25 said...

I think the whole lot of us for centuries past come just from England. Not too interesting. Perhaps my ancestors came to England from France when William the Conqueror invaded in the year 1066 or perhaps we were already there. I'm not sure if I'll ever get as far back as 1066 to find out!

Dianah said...

My family comes from Denmark and Whales. My husbands family is from Italy and Germany. His great grandfather was full Italian. I'm pretty sure we aren't Irish, but who knows. Have fun celebrating your heritage this year!

Carina said...

I'm pretty sure we're Irish, too--which would make sense if the Irish you're talking about is on your dad's side, haha. Plus, Kirsti's birthday is on St. Patrick's Day, so we've always celebrated it. And I'm Norwegian and Scottish, of course. I'm not sure where my dad's side comes from--I'm thinking English is a big one.

Oh, and Cody's side is German. The last name Alleman is a form of the word "German" in the romance languages, as I'm sure you know, and I think there's even a region of Germany with a form of the name (I just tried googling it but couldn't find it, but I know it's there). Yup, our kids are definitely going to be European mutts.

Courtney said...

My mom's side of the family is English. My granddad traced his family back to the 1500's over there, but we came to the US in the 1700's. I think we qualify as Americans now. ;) Oh, and I'm 1/64 Native American as well from that side!
My dad's side of the family is a huge mishmash of European descent, mostly Scottish, French, and English.