Meaning of “ancestry” in the English Dictionary

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"ancestry" in British English

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ancestrynoun [ U or C ]

uk /ˈæn.ses.tri/ us /ˈæn.ses.tri/

your ancestors who lived a long time ago, or the origin of your family:

He was proud of his Native American ancestry.
His wife was of royal ancestry.
The family has traced its ancestry back to the Norman invaders.

(Definition of “ancestry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)