Skip to comments.The map that shows where America came from: ...the ancestry of EVERY county in the US
Posted on 09/29/2013 10:57:42 AM PDT by Rusty0604
Census data shows heritage of 317 million modern Americans Clusters show where immigrants from different nations chose to settle Largest ancestry grouping in the nation are of German descent with almost 50 million people
African American or Black is the second largest grouping with just over 40 million people Almost 20 million people claim to have 'American' ancestry for political reasons and because they are unsure of their family's genealogy
By far the largest ancestral group, stretching from coast to coast across 21st century America is German, with 49,206,934 people. The peak immigration for Germans was in the mid-19th century as thousands were driven from their homes by unemployment and unrest.
41,284,752 Black or African Americans The census map also identifies, Black or African-American as a term for citizens of the United States who have ancestry in Sub-Saharan Africa.The majority of African Americans are descended from slaves
35,523,082 Irish Another group who joined the great story of the United States were the Irish and the great famine of the 1840s sparked mass migration from Ireland.
31,789,483 Mexican And from 1990 to 2000, the number of people who claimed Mexican ancestry almost doubled in size to 31,789,483 people.
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Considering the over eighty percent of the population that is of European heritage, America is predominantly a nation of transplanted Englishmen. Particularly in the South, where the English had established themselves for over a century before large numbers of Germans or other nationalities started to arrive,
There, you see?
THAT is really what all the social network monitoring, phone call monitoring, and email surveillance was for!
And you thought it was nefarious. Silly, silly citizen...
My Palatine German ancestors Johann Georg Kast and Annas Margaretha Fag/Feck arrived in 1710
Queen Anne sent 3,000 of them to the Albany, NY area in1709-11 to cut down pine trees to make pitch and tar to seal Enlish navy wooden ships..
however it was too cold for that particular tree it grew in the carolinas...
My ancestor Johann fought in that war in 1711, Queen Anne’s War..against the French and indians...
with 3,000 arriving early like that and more later then yes they would have many descendants...
Kenyans went to DC, I hear
My Irish Scot ancestors arrived in the early 1700s and resided in the Carolinas, prior to making their way to Texas.
My ancestors came over in about the 4th or 5th boat to arrive on our shores. They came from England. Two of my antecedents were in the 1st and 2nd Houses of Burgesses.
I have a little German in me but my ancestor in that group fought in the Revolutionary War.
I am a truly mixed breed:
2. Americans of English ancestry are a small and dwindling minority, only bolstered if you include the Scots and Scots Irosh who form the bulk of the white population of the South. Most of the rest of us American whites do NOT consider the UK our mother country, and always found the WASPs to be laughable in their insistence that they are a "majority."
You would think it would show some Scandinavian descent in Washington.
The third item down on the list states American. I don’t get it.
I guess I am one of those Englishmen that moved to the American category. In more recent years I have found that my origination was the area just south of Lancashire. Interestingly enough even after ten generations in the New World, my wife’s family originated only a few miles east of there. I looked up the origination of my Scot ancestry of my grandmother’s line and it is from a few miles north across the Scottish border. Small world.
German,Scottish,Irish,love Golf and Beer;)
That would be Indian. But evidently the maker of the map was trying to be “politically correct.”
My first English arrived in 1630 to MASS with Wintrops Fleet..
I was in Boston this summer and learnt that Boston dates from 1630 and that “fleet”
So my ancestors were there at the founding
Gov Wintrop had 11 ships with about 1,00 people from Suffolk, Gloustershire and some other county in England..
the Mayflower of 1620 was one of the ships..
I have the list of all 11 ships if someone wants them...
My ancestors moved to New York colony later...
My ancestors to New York City arrived on the first ship the Neuiw Nederlandt in 1623..
and then I had ancestors on one of “the First Four Ships” to New Zealand Dec 1850..
Long gone and replaced.
Your ancestors were hot to get the heck out of England, it seems——LOL!
“Almost 20 million people claim to have ‘American’ ancestry for political reasons and because they are unsure of their family’s genealogy”
That is where my mothers family hails from. I guess “from” being the key word.
My Irish ancestors from Ulster arrived about 1720 as indentured servants to Livingston Manor, south of Renssalaer, NY
Bet a lot of those “Germans” were Silesian Poles, like my ancestors.
My ancestors were Irish,German,Italian and English.We had a bit of a mixed up U.N. thing going on here.
We're probably related.
actually after thery arrived they were hot to get out of MASS
They’ve got “American” and they’ve got “American Indian”.
Let’s make it a goal for the next census that we get 95% American responses.
My American ancestors were French/Dutch, English, French, Irish, German
My New Zealand ancestors were American-Canadian, English, Scot, Irish
I know my families genealogy. Almost all of them have been here since the colonies began. I am a melting pot. No amount of “ethnicity” stands out from another. My ancestors (except for gg born in Ireland and gg born in Brazil, are Americans as I am, and became Americans (un-hyphenated). Goes back to 1620 and our culture is American. (I have a 1/16 “Native American Indian).
their quote about American, insults me.
One of my ancestors was Charles Carroll of Carrollton (Maryland), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the last signer to die.
You are probably related to my husband :)
They must have calculated this by last name. I don’t see how they can categorize people as “German.” Ok, I have Germans in my ancestry, but also have Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, English, Bavarian. My grandkids have all that plus Portuguese, Algerian, Serbian and Czech.
I don’t think the European get how mixed we are. My granddaughter’s kindergarten has a large proportion of mixed race kids. That is why we are more “American” as a people than anything else.
Well it a British news agency.
In the first census that I saw back in the 1700's, Germans were the most listed race in America. Followed by English and Scottish. So the Germans have been here in strong numbers from day one.
Then why are Aleut/Eskimo and American Indian listed in separate categories?
The rest were Scots Irish along with a few real harps, 1730’s Alabama and Mississippi via the Carolina's and Penn after the Revolution. Some ended up in VA, no has a clue why.
According to that map we should all be speaking german ?
Lots of baby blue from the legend for german ancestry on the map.
You didn't read the article:
"Almost 20 million people claim to have 'American' ancestry for political reasons and because they are unsure of their family's genealogy."
Yea, they are still smarting after 200+ years. lol
Roger that. Mine go back to the mid 1600’s in the Hudson Valley area of New York and most of the folks there were of Dutch origin. Lot’s of Van Xxxx’s and other Dutch sounding names for sure. Looking at the roster of the New York militia from the revolution from that area, I didn’t see many Italian looking names. I think the map is a load.
My antecedents were: Walter Chiles, born in England, emigraated to VA 1637 or 1638. Represented Charles City in the House of Burgesses 1642-43.
Colonel Walter Chiles, son of preceding, represented James County in the House of Burgesses, and so on and on.
Don’t want to get too boring here—LOL!
Maybe cause the Eskimo are only in Alaska?? Just a guess. I always considered the Eskimo distinct from the American Indian.
Well, they might have he might have that going for him-—LOL!
That guy has more descendants or people claiming to be one than a rabbit. I never saw so many when I was doing research.
That wasn’t my point. I was responding to your query (and more specifically the reply to it) about the category ‘American.’
See my post #9. I am a melting pot also, only my Cherokee ethnicity stands out more than others. That side of my family is and has been very proud of our heritage all my life. But I am also proud to consider myself a “melting pot” American.