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Lucero grew up in and around Long Beach, California, hearing stories about her indigenous ancestry from her mother and grandmother.

From Ozy

Without diving into the historical relevancy of hemp and its agricultural ancestry, I want people to know that hemp has always been a part of the American economy.

From Fortune

This makes these ancestry groups two of the fastest growing in the US over this period.

From Quartz

The genetic data can’t establish which Polynesian islanders mated with the South Americans before spreading that ancestry elsewhere in the Pacific, only that evidence so far points to the southern Marquesas.

Eventually that ancestry spread as far east as Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, a team led by computational biologist Alexander Ioannidis and population geneticist Andrés Moreno-Estrada reports online July 8 in Nature.

Just because two pieces of malware share a common ancestry, it obviously does not mean they share a common operator.

He cannot consult Mr. Ed, but he could take some guidance from a horse that shares the same ancestry.

Our parents both had almond eyes, almost Asian-looking, and yet our ancestry was Irish and German.

That meant the Clovis child should have been of European ancestry.

The central issue of Kennewick Man was his ancestry: Was he of European origin?

It was not a very desirable ancestry, and she glanced timidly at Jack to see how he was taking it.

I wondered if she would respond to her ancestry if placed among arduous experiences.

Cheek bones rather strongly marked; a hint of Scandinavian ancestry supported by his name.

Can I really have found the tap-root of my illustrious ancestry at last?

The child that has a bad ancestry and shows hysterical tendencies should be carefully reared.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ancestry, such as: ancestor, antecedent, descent, extraction, forebear, and genealogy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.