Meaning of ancestry
Pronunciation: (an'ses-trē or, esp. Brit., -su-strē), [key]
— pl. -tries.
- family or ancestral descent; lineage.
- honorable or distinguished descent: famous by title and ancestry.
- a series of ancestors: His ancestry settled Utah.
- the inception or origin of a phenomenon, object, idea, or style.
- the history or developmental process of a phenomenon, object, idea, or style.
- ancestry (Thesaurus)