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Ancestry of U.S. Population by Rank

Discover the top 20 ancestry groups for those people who self-identified ancestry in 2000 and 2015. 2000 Results Rank Ancestry group Population 1 German 42,841,569 2 Irish…

analogy

(Encyclopedia) analogy, in biology, the similarities in function, but differences in evolutionary origin, of body structures in different organisms. For example, the wing of a bird is…

Bar-Hebraeus, Gregorius

(Encyclopedia) Bar-Hebraeus, Gregorius bär-hēbrē´əs [key], 1226–86, Syrian scholar, bishop of the Jacobite Church . Partly Jewish in ancestry, his original name was Abu-al-Faraj…

Gudbrandsdalen

(Encyclopedia) Gudbrandsdalen go͝od´brändsdäl˝ĕn [key], valley region of Oppland co., S central Norway. It extends c.100 mi (160 km) from the Dovrefjell southeastward to Lillehammer on…

Bourbaki, Charles Denis Sauter

(Encyclopedia) Bourbaki, Charles Denis Sauter shärl dənē´ sōtā´ bo͞orbäkē´ [key], 1816–97, French general of Greek ancestry. In the Algerian campaigns and the Crimean War he gained one…

Still, William Grant

(Encyclopedia) Still, William Grant, 1895–1978, American composer, b. Woodville, Miss. Still was of Native American, African-American, and European ancestry. He studied music at Oberlin…

Wolpe, Stefan

(Encyclopedia) Wolpe, Stefan shtĕf´än vôl´pə [key], 1902–72, German–American composer. Of Jewish ancestry, he went to live in Palestine in 1933, but settled in the United States in…

American Kennel Club

(Encyclopedia) American Kennel Club (AKC), national organization in the United States devoted to the advancement and welfare of pure-bred dogs. It is comprised of approximately 500…