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Old 01-11-2012, 02:10 PM   #51
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German and Dutch on my mothers side. Irish on my fathers.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:29 PM   #52
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I guess my real ethnic heritage, at this moment, would be "Earthling"

Along with 7 Billion of my fellow Earthlings.

It sure would be nice if we all started working together as a unified species instead of a thousand different societies claiming special rights over a patch of dirt.

Think of what we could do if duplication of effort was removed from our sciences and cultures.

This total corporation of humans, as a species will come eventually. It has to, to be successful as a species. No one wants to be the first to discard thier "National" rights to a patch of dirt. What a shame.

"The world population is the totality of all living humans on the planet Earth. As of today, it is estimated to number 6.987 billion by the United States Census Bureau. According to a separate estimate by the United Nations, it has already exceeded 7 billion."
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #53
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...As of today, it is estimated to number 6.987 billion by the United States Census Bureau. According to a separate estimate by the United Nations, it has already exceeded 7 billion."
I just find it astounding how much the population has grown over the last few decades. I still remember reading in my grade school "Weekly Reader" that the earth's population was estimated to be 3.5 billion. This was back in the 1960s. It's mind boggling when you consider that for every person on the planet back then, there are now two people. It took millions of years prior to that just to reach the 1 billion mark.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:59 PM   #54
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Most surnames, no matter the country of origin, usually will refer to the occupation on the head of household. And as most often the oldest son would follow in the steps of the father, and any other sons would be apprenticed out, the oldes son would carry on the family name.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:25 AM   #55
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My heritage isn't as interesting as some folks here...
English and French on mothers side
Irish, English and possibly Swedish on fathers side. I have been researching my ancestry for many years, but have concentrated on my father's side for the last few years. The reason that I say "possibly" Swedish is because of my family surname ending in "son", some of us assume that it is Swedish.
i'd learned from my norwegian relatives that you could tell if a person was swedish or norwegian by the way "son" was spelled on the end of their surname.

"sen" was norwegian, "son" was swedish.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:32 AM   #56
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My mother(alive) is Austro/Hungarian, my father(dead) was Polish.
Claire I drive around Slovenia on the way to Croatia,the people and country are great.The pig is king and there are still plenty of cafe's that roast them like this beside the roadClick image for larger version

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Old 01-12-2012, 03:42 AM   #57
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i'd learned from my norwegian relatives that you could tell if a person was swedish or norwegian by the way "son" was spelled on the end of their surname.

"sen" was norwegian, "son" was swedish.
Yes, Bucky this is what I had always been told as well. But I bet their was some "bleeding over" at some point.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:43 AM   #58
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I forgot the Scots on my mom's side....I guess I'm just Heinz 57 ;)
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