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Meaning & Definition of Ancestry in English

English

Ancestry

/ænsɛstri/

noun

1. The descendants of one individual

  • "His entire lineage has been warriors"
    synonym:
  • lineage
  • ,
  • line
  • ,
  • line of descent
  • ,
  • descent
  • ,
  • bloodline
  • ,
  • blood line
  • ,
  • blood
  • ,
  • pedigree
  • ,
  • ancestry
  • ,
  • origin
  • ,
  • parentage
  • ,
  • stemma
  • ,
  • stock

2. Inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline

    synonym:
  • ancestry
  • ,
  • lineage
  • ,
  • derivation
  • ,
  • filiation

Examples of using

He said that he had Eskimo ancestry.
However, the singer does not deny her ancestry.