About two months ago, I did a vlog about accents/dialects. It was fun and you should do it too if you haven’t already!
Today, Amber did her own vlog on the same topic (I agree with her statement that it is an awkward word!) and it was REALLY FUN to watch! She is so much fun and adorable and you should go check it out!
Anyway, she made a comment in her vlog about her heritage and I have been thinking a lot about heritage lately ANYWAY now that we are back on the east coast. I grew up here and I have always had a fascination with where people come from, but from my experiences both down south and out west, I have come to realize this is a predominantly North Eastern hobby.
It just occurred to me this week that the strong interest I have mentioned before in names (verging on obsession) probably stems from my interest in heritage and ethnicity. I realized this when Dylan and I were at a play group and the moms were discussing their families’ ethnicities and the origin of their children’s names.
So, in case you are interested in my heritage, here is the rundown:
- My father’s side (pretty simple):
- my dad is first-generation German American
- My mom’s side (it gets a little more interesting):
- My maternal grandfather was second-generation Italian American
- My maternal grandmother is half first-generation German American and about a quarter English and a quarter Scotch Irish
I am not sure I said that all correctly, but the basic idea is my heritage is about three quarters German and about one quarter Italian with a dash of British. Also, most of my American ancestry does not go all that far back, which is the case for many North Easterners and that is probably the reason we are all so interested in our family history and ethnicity.
What about you? Do you know what ethnicities make up your family’s ancestry? If so, what are they?