Etymology
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ancestry (n.)

"series or line of ancestors, descent from ancestors," early 14c., auncestrie, from Old French ancesserie "ancestry, ancestors, forefathers," from ancestre (see ancestor). The spelling was modified in English by influence of ancestor.

updated on September 20, 2022

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Definitions of ancestry from WordNet

ancestry (n.)
the descendants of one individual;
Synonyms: lineage / line / line of descent / descent / bloodline / blood line / blood / pedigree / origin / parentage / stemma / stock
ancestry (n.)
inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.