Synonyms of ancestry
originDictionary • They can trace their ancestry back to the seventeenth century.
origin • people of Asian origin
house • the Saudi Royal House
family • Her family came to Los Angeles at the turn of the century.
line • We were part of a long line of artists.
race • We welcome students of all races, faiths and nationalities.
stock • We are both from working-class stock.
blood • He was of noble blood, and an officer.
descent • All the contributors were of foreign descent.
pedigree • a countess of impeccable pedigree
extraction • He married a young lady of Indian extraction.
lineage • They can trace their lineage back to the 18th century.
parentage • She is a Londoner of mixed English and Jamaican parentage.
genealogy • He had sat and repeated his family's genealogy to her.
derivation • The derivation of its name is obscure.
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bloodYou can use blood to refer to the race or social class of someone's parents or ancestors.
• He was of noble blood, and an officer.
derivationThe derivation of something, especially a word, is its origin or source.
• The derivation of its name is obscure.
descentYou use descent to talk about a person's family background, for example their nationality or social status.
• All the contributors were of foreign descent.
Thesaurus for ancestry from the Collins English Thesaurus