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ancestor

an early type of animal or plant from which a later, usually dissimilar, type has evolved
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The influence of ancestry, however, is important in helping forward any individual or race, if too much reliance is not placed upon it.
Now it might have been supposed that a Circle -- proud of his ancestry and regardful for a posterity which might possibly issue hereafter in a Chief Circle -- would be more careful than any other to choose a wife who had no blot on her escutcheon.
If to maintain the honour of ancestry,'' said Rowena, who was present, ``it is sufficient to be wise in council and brave in execution to be boldest among the bold, and gentlest among the gentle, I know no voice, save his father's ''
On the way, he had raided the little islet of Ugi, sacked the store, and taken the head of the solitary trader, a gentle-souled half- caste from Norfolk Island who traced back directly to a Pitcairn ancestry straight from the loins of McCoy of the Bounty.
Right here, I think, entered the austere conscience of my Puritan ancestry, impelling me toward lurid deeds and sanctioning even murder as right conduct.
Morally, as well as materially, there was a coarser fibre in those wives and maidens of old English birth and breeding than in their fair descendants, separated from them by a series of six or seven generations; for, throughout that chain of ancestry, every successive mother had transmitted to her child a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty, and a slighter physical frame, if not character of less force and solidity than her own.
We should like to know her lineage, race, and ancestry," said Vivaldo.
Haldeman will speak about "Researching Jewish Ancestors on Ancestry Library Edition" at the Sunday, Feb.
It reveals your genetic ancestry from thousands of years ago from 26 global regions, all from a simple saliva sample.
The study, published in the scientific journal Plos One last week, found that Y-chromosomal analysis of Greek Cypriots reveals a common pre-Ottoman paternal ancestry with Turkish Cypriots.
But Yorkshire people had the highest percentage of British ancestry at 41.
25 May 2016 - US-based online family history and personal DNA testing service Ancestry.