12-20-2004, 08:53 AM #1
If youre American does that mean you're ancestors are most likley English or German?
I was thinking about this the other day.
You have african americans, irish, italian, latin etc but no english or german american. Seeing as how when the pilgrims/governing body voted for the national language and english beat german by like 1 or 2 votes it makes me wonder, as they (english german) were obviously the majority they took the title of Americans and the other's from other countries retained a slight differenciation. So who here is really a dirty Kraut
Disclaimer: This is a speculative post if i have got things wrong please tell me.
And im also part German so i can make fun of the motherland.
Last edited by Prime; 12-20-2004 at 01:59 PM.
12-20-2004, 09:32 AM #2
Nah man Swedish.
12-20-2004, 09:33 AM #3
German and Danish with a sprinklr of Irish , English and American Indian.
12-20-2004, 09:36 AM #4Originally Posted by palme
12-20-2004, 09:50 AM #5
Different parts of the country are saturated with different nationalities.
12-20-2004, 09:54 AM #6
I think it would be fiar to say at this point we are mostly "mixed breeds" therfore full blooded peoples cannot be considered Americans!
12-20-2004, 10:18 AM #7
Don't forget the French you Americans love so much
The mid and eastern US is full of French ancestry... just the town names are a heavy hint to anyone who speaks french. I can list hundreds from Wisconsin to Florida.
12-20-2004, 10:21 AM #8Originally Posted by Prime
12-20-2004, 10:22 AM #9
Red we are in denial of the existance of French ancestry here, please don't bring it up again!
12-20-2004, 10:24 AM #10Originally Posted by MESSY_UK
12-20-2004, 10:44 AM #11
1/2 german, 1/4 italian, 1/4 irish,
12-20-2004, 11:14 AM #12
all Irish.. the only good ppl..
12-20-2004, 11:15 AM #13Originally Posted by Decadbal
Amen to that
12-20-2004, 11:41 AM #14
o yes keep them coming.
12-20-2004, 11:42 AM #15Originally Posted by Prime
12-20-2004, 12:09 PM #16Originally Posted by MESSY_UK
12-20-2004, 12:13 PM #17
Scotch Irish my family name has been here beofre the Pigrams...I guess we had to leave the isles in a hurry lol
12-20-2004, 12:22 PM #18Originally Posted by Prime
12-20-2004, 12:52 PM #19
Swedish (great grandpa was a Nettlebladt who won skis from the King of Sweden) and French Canadian.
Canadian ancestors came from France around 1660, trapped furs. Still have French relatives growing wine on a chateaux. Swedish family had German ancestors tracable to Rostock, Germany in the 700's (before Charlemane).
But to answer your question . . . Americans are mostly of European descent -- but not for long.
Texas is 51% "minority," meaning Asian, Black, Hispanic, American Indian. California is close to being mostly minority, if it isn't now, as is Florida and the other southern border states. And seeing how their birth rate is higher, it's just a matter of time until the US is mostly non-european minorities.
Not that it makes any difference . . .
Last edited by Tock; 12-20-2004 at 01:00 PM.
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