Definition Of ancestry
one's family or ethnic descent.
his Viking ancestry
the origin or background of something.
the book traces the ancestry of women's poetry
Example Of ancestry
A criollo in Argentina is a person or a family descended from Spanish ancestry , in other words, no added mixture of non-Spanish blood.
A group of nomad families sharing a common ancestry is more likely to deal with the challenges of the desert.
Ann was a descendant of a family that could trace its ancestry back to the Norman Conquest.
But it still sits in our DNA, one of many useless remnants testifying to our evolutionary ancestry .
Closely related species will tend to share more characters through common ancestry than through independent evolution.