Fascinating Illustration Shows the Ancestry of Every County in the US

Jessica Jerreat, Daily Mail (London), September 2, 2013

A truly captivating map that shows the ancestry of everyone of the 317 million people who call the melting pot of America home can now be seen on a U.S. Census Bureau map.

For decades, the United States opened its doors and welcomed with open arms millions of immigrants who all arrived through New York’s Ellis Island in the hope of a better life in America.

Indeed, the inscription on the Statue of Liberty in New York’s harbor reads ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free’ and the fascinating map identifies the truly diverse nature of the United States in the 21st century.

Although the 2010 census left out questions about ethnicity, this map shows how it looked in 2000, according to Upworthy.


49,206,934 Germans

By far the largest ancestral group, stretching from coast to coast across 21st century America is German, with 49,206,934 people. The peak immigration for Germans was in the mid-19th century as thousands were driven from their homes by unemployment and unrest.

The majority of German-Americans can now be found in the the center of the nation, with the majority living in Maricopa County, Arizona and according to Business Insider, famous German-Americans include, Ben Affleck, Tom Cruise, Walt Disney, Henry J. Heinz and Oscar Mayer.

Indeed, despite having no successful New World colonies, the first significant groups of German immigrants arrived in the United States in the 1670s and settled in New York and Pennsylvania.

Germans were attracted to America for familiar reasons, open tracts of land and religious freedom and their contributions to the nation included establishing the first kindergartens, Christmas trees and hot dogs and hamburgers.

41,284,752 Black or African Americans

The census map also identifies, Black or African-American as a term for citizens of the United States who have ancestry in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The majority of African Americans are descended from slaves from West and Central Africa and of course have become an integral part of the story of the United States, gaining the right to vote with the 15th amendment in 1870, but struggling with their civil rights for at least another century.

Predominantly living in the south of the nation where they were brought to work on the cotton plantations and as slaves in the late 18th to mid-19th centuries, Black or African Americans also have sizable communities in the Chicago area of Illinois and Detroit, Michigan.

35,523,082 Irish

Another group who joined the great story of the United States were the Irish and the great famine of the 1840s sparked mass migration from Ireland.

It is estimated that between 1820 and 1920, 4.5 million Irish moved to the United States and settled in the large cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and San Francisco.

Currently, almost 12 percent of the total population of the United States claim Irish ancestry – compared with a total population of six and a half million for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland today.

Irish residents of note include John F. Kennedy, Derek Jeter and Neil Armstrong and 35,523,082 people call themselves Irish.

31,789,483 Mexican

And from 1990 to 2000, the number of people who claimed Mexican ancestry almost doubled in size to 31,789,483 people.

Those with Mexican ancestry are most common along the Southwestern border of the United States and is largest ancestry in Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas and San Antonio.

26,923,091 English

The next largest grouping of people in the United States by ancestry are those who claim to be English-American.

Predominantly found in the Northwest and West, the number of people directly claiming to be English-American has dropped by 20 million since the 1980 U.S. Census because more citizens have started to identify themselves as American.

They are based predominantly in the northeast of the country in New England and in Utah, where the majority of Mormon immigrants moved in the middle 19th century.

Notable American people with English ancestry are Orson Welles and Bill Gates and 26,923,091 people claim to come from the land of the original Pilgrims.

19,911,467 Americans

The surprising number of people across the nation claiming to have American ancestry is due to them making a political statement, or because they are simply uncertain about their direct descendants. Indeed, this is a particularly common feature in the south of the nation, where political tensions between those who consider themselves original settlers and those who are more recent exist.

17,558,598 Italian

One of the most influential nationalities to migrate in large numbers to the United States were the Italians.

Between 1880 and 1920, more than 4 million Italian immigrants arrived in the United States forming ‘Little Italies’ wherever they went.

Bringing their food, culture and entertainment to the nation, another large wave of Italian immigrants arrived in the country following WWII, bringing the total number today to 17,558,598 people.

9,739,653 Polish

The largest of the Slavic groups to live in the United States, Polish Americans were some of the earliest Eastern European colonists to the New World.

Up to 2.5 million Polies came to the United States between the mid-19th century and World War 1 and flocked to the largest industrial cities of New York, Buffalo, Cleveland, Milwaukee and Chicago.

In many states, the Hispanic population doubled between the 2000 and 2010 census. In New Mexico, Hispanics outstripped whites for the first time, reaching 46 per cent compared to 40 per cent.

9,136,092 French

Historically, along with the English, the French colonized North America first and successfully in the North East in the border areas alongside Quebec and in the south around New Orleans and Louisiana.

The figures reveal the changing face of the U.S., with the number of Hispanics up by 15 million by the 2010 census, from these figures in 2000.

Hispanic children now account for one in four American youngsters as a portrait emerges of a country with an aging white population and rapid minority growth.

While Hispanic communities cover a swath of states from California to Texas, American Indians are more dispersed, with pockets of populations in states including Arizona, New Mexico, Montana and the Dakotas, with a higher concentration in Alaska.

The map also reveals a concentration of people stating American as their ethnic heritage, mostly in the South.

Many may have stated American on the census form as a political statement, or because they have a mixed or unknown heritage, according to Business Insider.

While the United States has its roots in being a welcoming place for immigrants, that hasn’t always been the case. As a wave of new arrivals flooded U.S. shores in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but a movement to restrict who was allowed into the country took hold as well.

In 1882, Congress enacted the Chinese Exclusion Act, the first major federal law to put immigration limits in place and the only one in American history aimed at a specific nationality. It came into being in response to fears, primarily on the West Coast, that an influx of Chinese immigrants was weakening economic conditions and lowering wages. It was extended in 1902.

Other laws followed, like the Immigration Act of 1917, which created an “Asiatic Barred Zone” to restrict immigration from that part of the world, and the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, which limited the number of immigrants from any country to 3 percent of those people from that country who had been living in the United States as of 1910.

The 1924 Immigration Act capped the number of immigrants from a particular country at 2 percent of the population of that country already living in the United States in 1890. That favored immigrants from northern and western European countries like Great Britain over immigrants from southern and eastern European countries like Italy.

It also prevented any immigrant ineligible for citizenship from coming to America. Since laws already on the books prohibited people of any Asian origin from becoming citizens, they were barred entry. The law was revised in 1952, but kept the quota system based on country of origin in the U.S. population and only allowed low quotas to Asian nations.

The American children of Italian and other European immigrants saw that law “as a slur against their own status” and fought for the system to be changed, said Mae Ngai, professor of history and Asian American studies at Columbia University. In fighting for change, they looked to the civil rights movement.

The political leaders who agreed with them saw it in the same terms, as a change needed for equality’s sake, as well as to be responsive to shifting relationships with nations around the world.

Speaking to the American Committee on Italian Migration in June 1963, President John F. Kennedy cited the “nearly intolerable” plight of those who had family members in other countries who wanted to come to the U.S. and could be useful citizens, but were being blocked by “the inequity and maldistribution of the quota numbers.”

Two years later, in signing into law a replacement system that established a uniform number of people allowed entry to the United States despite national origin, President Lyndon B. Johnson said it would correct “a cruel and enduring wrong in the conduct of the American nation.”

Stephen Klineberg, sociology professor at Rice University in Houston, said the civil rights movement “was the main force that made that viciously racist law come to be perceived as intolerable,” precisely because it raised questions about fairness and equality.

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  • John Ulfsson

    “Stephen Klineberg, sociology professor at Rice University in Houston, said the civil rights movement “was the main force that made that viciously racist law come to be perceived as intolerable,” ”

    Well I’m glad the Universities make sure to teach history in an unbiased and objective fashion and take care into playing devil’s advocate for all sides.

    Oh wait…

    • MekongDelta69

      Would you expect anything better from a ‘sociology professor'[sic]?!

      It’s probably harder to get a GED than a (phony) doctorate in sociology.

  • Hal K

    Here is what Andrew Fraser said about this in his book “The WASP Question:”

    The unexpectedly large numbers of Americans who claim German ancestry reflects a similar tendency among many descendants of America’s founding race to disremember and disrespect the ethnic heritage of old-stock Americans who introduced English bloodlines into the families of later immigrant groups. It seems that “a British ethnicity is somehow less salient to those of British ancestry than an Irish or German ethnicity is to those of Irish and German ancestry.” … Simply projecting the natural increase of the colonial and immigrant populations forward to 1980 would predict 82.5 million Americans reporting British ancestry …

    • Eagle_Eyed

      The best thing to do is look at last names of white Americans. Of course many names were Anglicized, but self-reporting isn’t always the best method as you point out.

    • anew

      The rejection of British identity is sad, and is a symptom of our disease. It shows, in a very small way, the incompleteness of assimilation. More troublingly, as direct result of the multicult, I think this reflects a desire to be “other,” at least in a minor way, and that this is the only way for their ancestry to offer even a scrap of identity.

      That was my impression at least as a kid; when WASP kids were asked their ethnicity, they would say “nothing.” But to be fair, while the English/Scottish/American numbers are lower than they ought to be, Everyone else’s numbers are pretty consistent with their immigration numbers. Only the Irish population seems bigger than it should be, and to judge from the state and regional totals, that is because a lot of Scotch-Irish Southerners dropped the Scotch part, assuming (wrongly) that Scotch-Irish meant part Scottish, part Irish.

      • Hal K

        Yes, as I understand it Scotch-Irish is not really Irish, for the most part, although some of these people’s ancestors lived in Ireland for a while.

        There must be many Americans with Welsh ancestry as well, considering that names like “Jones” with an s at the end are Welsh.

        The British identity is an earlier core of American identity. Whites tend to suppress the ethnic cores of their nations to facilitate assimilation. This also happened in the UK, where it is only the English who don’t have their own government. Now it is the white identity that is suppressed in the U.S.

        The elevation of ethnic white identity over English identity is part of the broader problem of white guilt (in the U.S.), and correcting this could be part of the solution. Generally speaking, the ethnic cores of white societies need to reassert themselves so this whole system of white guilt can be turned around.

        • ncpride

          Yes, as I understand it Scotch-Irish is not really Irish, for the most part, although some of these people’s ancestors lived in Ireland for a while.

          My grandparents on my father’s side always referred to us as Scots-Irish, however when I did my own research into our family tree, I found a bitter dispute between other family members who claim we are actually British who lived in Ireland for a time. Researching my maiden name, it’s clearly English, so I tend to agree with those who claim we are British. My first ancestor that came here left from Ireland because I’ve seen the records, but his line did tend to marry Irish girls, with clearly Irish surnames.

          • Xerxes22

            That’s true. The term Scots-Irish is a misnomer. It should be Scots-English, since most of these folks are descendant from lowland Scottish and English settlers who were sent to colonize the north of Ireland in the seventeenth century. There is very little native Irish blood in them.

      • sam

        A symptom and also a direct cause.

      • Romulus

        Please remember the term is SCOT/Irish !!! Scotch is a whiskey not a people!!

      • Andy

        Irish is one of the only white ethnicities it’s okay to be proud of. Most white Americans are a mix, and plenty are a little Irish, so lots identify with their Irish part even though it may be a large part of their ancestry.

    • Mike Conrad

      It’s truly weird. When comparing ancestry in today’s America, it’s almost as if “Anglo-Saxon” doesn’t count, or else it’s seen as something so shameful that one hides it at all costs. Such is the triumph of our tribal overlords.

      • Alfred the Great

        You maybe correct or their parents are not passing on the information, so they do not know. On my census form, I wrote Anglo-Saxon. I got a call from a black census worker who asked me to clarify my race. After some back and forth, I honestly tried to be nice, I had to say “I am an Anglo-Saxon and I am not changing what I wrote on my census form!”

        • Romulus

          May you have a place in Valhalla for eternity!

          • Alfred the Great

            I hope to see you there!

      • Romulus

        Notice which tribe is conspicuous by it’s absence on the map. A large number of said TRIBE would claim German ancestry, which is of course preposterous as DNA proves.

    • GB101

      You are right. I would be my last dollar that virtually every one of these German Americans is also and English American.

  • MekongDelta69

    FDR – Start of destruction
    LBJ – Ratcheting up of destruction
    NoBama – Final nail in the coffin

    Thanks guys…

    • Alfred the Great

      Lincoln started the destruction.

      • JohnEngelman

        Many who call themselves “conservatives” in the United States are really reactionaries.

        There are conservative aspects of my thinking. I am pessimistic about human nature and human potential. I am also opposed to abrupt changes, including regressive changes.

        • Andy

          I am a reactionary who calls myself a reactionary. 🙂

          I am not precisely optimistic about human nature or potential either. It would be a sad universe if humans were its highest beings.

      • Brian

        I think it was Y-chromosome Adam and Mitochondrial Eve.

    • Rhialto

      H RODHAM_CLINTON – Final solution to White Man problem

    • The Final Solution

      ABE, MLK, JFK, BHO

    • NorthSea

      You forgot Bubba Clinton and Dubya

  • Need a crime map based on that map. But also need to did two levels deep into ethnic population statistics.

  • Alfred the Great

    At the time of the Founding, the percentage of Anglo-Saxons was 78% (English) of the American citizenry. Germans were accepted because they were considered to be racially from the same stock as the Anglo-Saxons. DNA testing would answer my question about the data in the article. Current DNA maps of Europe show that the Germans are still predominately R1b, which is what I am and my ancestors came here from England in 1610. I think that the numbers for English and Germans in the article can be merged for the most part.

    • Allan477

      And, of course, many Germans became “English” or “Old American Stock” during WWI. Some of them never completely lost their German accent.

    • Andy

      All Western European peoples have predominantly R1b y-haplogroups.

  • Puggg

    How many Ukranians and Scots?

    How many Ukranian-Scots who own pugs? There might be one other such person besides me.

    • Alfred the Great

      My wife is from Kharkov, so there are at least a couple Anglo-Saxon-Ukrainians with a Scot Fold for a pet, which is a cat.

  • John Ulfsson

    Swedes don’t even chart, huh? At least Dutch do, I suppose.

    • Allan477

      Actually, you still have a large amount of colonial Dutch ancestry in the Hudson Valley and New Jersey.

      • NorthSea

        Some in southwestern Michigan too, around the town of Holland.

    • fuzzypook

      Yea I thought that was odd. My mother is from Northern Minnesota. She is Norwegian and Swedish. Where she is from EVERYBODY is Norwegian and Swedish.

    • Romulus

      I wish whites would stop using the damn tribal name designators. A blonde haired blue eyed germanic/Scandinavian/ Celt ( or RED haired for that matter) are nearly identical in racial composition. It was the influx of white Arabs that has played havoc on Europeans true indigenous populations.

      • John Ulfsson

        Not necessarily; Celts are in a different category from Nordics. I think Celts are much more indo-European predominance and Northern Germanics have a more paleolithic predominance.

        • Romulus

          I’ll go along with that to a point. Of the many hundreds of red headed celts I’ve met, you could literally swap their red for blonde and have a nordic. Bryan Sykes The saxons,Vikings and celts backs this up, wherein he shows that the highest concentration of reds anywhere on earth owe their origins to the Netherlands region.

          • Alfred the Great

            The Scythians, according to Herodotus, had red hair and blue eyes. The Germanic tribes, according to Tacitus, had red hair and blue eyes. The Irish have a lot of redheads. There must be a connection.

      • Andy

        Well, I hope they keep using them in Europe and keep the separate ethnicities, but I think a united American identity would be better for North American whites. (Except perhaps French Canadians; their culture is quite distinct from English-speaking American whites.)

        • Romulus

          I in no way mean to disparage our Mediterranean allies, yet ITALIC is one of the ancient Celtic languages, not of the invading Arab moors. A good number of “sicilians” owe their origins to the middle east and not Europe. For those truly assimilated I welcome all.
          Being a direct descendant of one of jamestowns founding council members, I wish a unity of Europeans by blood first, culture second. Differences in European cultures and ideologies has led to much bloodshed of our people in the past.

        • Alfred the Great

          You’re correct, just look at Quebec.

  • Spartacus

    “Stephen Klineberg, sociology professor at Rice University in Houston,
    said the civil rights movement “was the main force that made that
    viciously racist law come to be perceived as intolerable,” precisely
    because it raised questions about fairness and equality.”


    A sociology “professor” . And he’s not an eskimo .

    • John Ulfsson

      That little ‘trend’ in these types of stories rears it’s ugly head yet again, huh?

      • Spartacus

        Yeah, but it doesn’t mean anything, I just have an irrational hatred towards some groups because I’m a brain-dead toothless bigot. Speaking of which, I’m late for my KKK meeting .

    • adplatt126

      Yeah, the problem is it raises all the wrong questions. We should be asking how to preserve our civilization; not how can we make our government* fair to a bunch of people around the globe to whom it has very few legal, moral and might I add zero constitutional, commitments.

  • Sick of it

    Gotta love those examples of “German-Americans” they gave.

    • Xerxes22

      Their choice of “Irish Americans” isn’t any better. Half Black Derek Jeter, no thanks.

      • Eagle_Eyed

        With his green eyes and lighter skin Jeter passes pretty well.

  • Larry Klein

    Haha. Notice they didn’t list “notable” Hispanics. Maybe George Lopez doesn’t quite make the cut. Looks like the talent pool is pretty shallow despite what the dream act pushers say

    • Alfred the Great

      Not just shallow, it’s an empty abyss.

  • The Final Solution

    Census 2000 data is ancient history. More recent data is easily accessible on the Census website. I’m afraid the last 13 years of demographic change has dramatically altered this map. The Germanic influence on his country’s founding is huge – German nearly became the official language of the country. The Germans brought their supreme protestant work ethic, which is what this country was built on. Arbeit macht frei. The Germans and English conquered the American frontier, so perfectly depicted in There Will Be Blood. Ambition and industry, manifest destiny.

    • Allan477

      I prefer “Arbeit macht das Leben suess” to “Arbeit macht frei.” Better connotation.

  • Anglokraut

    I live in Maricopa county. Do you know why there are so many Germans here? They’re retirees and here to run out their clocks! The public elementary, middle, and high schools are majority mestizo, and the race of the children using public education is far more useful for divining the future of a city, than the race of the people who fill the cemeteries.

  • IKantunderstand

    Apparently, President Kennedy wasn’t assassinated soon enough, and Ted Kennedy should have died instead of Mary Jo Kopechne. The ten commandments say nothing about “Thou shalt allow into your country, a country that you have fought for, and died for, any and everybody who wishes to reside there and take care of them and provide them with welfare benefits”. By the way, the ten commandments also do not include: “Thou shall not be a racist”. As a matter of fact, the tribe with whom the ten commandments originated, are pretty selective about who is allowed to live in THEIR country.

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      Unfortunately, Ted K had done his damage by the time he killed Mary Jo, with the 1965 immigration act. It would have been better had someone gone for the Kennedy trifecta – Jack, Bawby, and Ted – in 1963. Let’s not forget that JFK also ushered in the era (or as the Kennedys might put it, error) of public employee unions, the major funding machine for democrat/leftist causes. The only good Kennedy is a dead Kennedy.

    • Alfred the Great

      The Israelites were literally God’s chosen people, above all other nations on the earth. They had very strict marriage laws to keep God’s peculiar people peculiar. The Israelites weren’t even supposed to interbreed their cattle!

  • TeutonicKnightsTemplar

    All the more reason WWII was a tragedy, brother against brother. We(The U.S.) sided with the Communists, and turned a blind eye to the Holodomor, holocaust, in eastern European countries like Ukraine that starved millions of White followers of Christ to death under the banner of international Jewry aka. Communism.

  • OhWow

    Puerto Rico doesn’t look very diverse to me! What is Obama doing about the blatant racism there? I think Puerto Rico needs a major influx of white people! All for diversity!

    That’s how you know you’re right. When you flip the script and it seems totally ridiculous.

  • John Ulfsson

    Maybe the new ANP?

  • Ella

    I think many Scots and Irish are really Old Danes or Norseman. Linguists can trace the English language back to Anglo-Frisian dialects, with shared German/Danish borders, who were settlers and invaders.

    • Alfred the Great

      Please read my comment above. I think that you are correct.

      • Ella

        I can see your point being on the Canadian border with a larger French trading community; however this does not apply much to the lower Midwest. Many later-arriving Germans came through New Orleans, Galveston and other Southern ports. We may have mixed in more with Irish, not French. Some in Ohio and MI never mixed in being rural farming regions.

        Borders changed so frequently too between Germany and France but they still would be more Germanic -splitting hairs. The Normans were originally Viking settlements in northern France. People moved around more than we think in Europe through various migratory periods, and then, they try to escape religious persecution later on.

      • Romulus

        She is correct.

    • NorthSea

      There are a number of R1a haplogroups in Ireland, as well as northern England, assumed to be of Norse origin.

  • Ella

    Maybe, Whites avoid using the term “Anglo-Saxon” since it denotes British nobility or an upper ruling class. Irish and Germans do not identify with the British nobles, and they identify with being settlers or agrarian peoples. This is an opinion.

  • anew

    The Scotch-Irish (that is the technical and popular name here in the states) are the same people that the British call Ulster-Scots. That is to say, they are the descendants of people from the Anglo-Scottish borderlands who attempted to colonize Ireland on behalf of the British crown. Irish is part of their name simply because they came here from Ireland, it is not meant to mean that they are part Irish.

    Generally speaking, and American who comes from a line of “Irish” Protestants, is not really Irish at all.

  • anew

    No, those are old-stock Americans, English and Scotch-Irish.

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    I think the relative lack of English can partly also be explained by the embrace of the WASP elites of the various daft enthusiasms of the 20th century, such as birth control, abortion, and that it’s OK to be “gay”. The parallel eugenic measures they advocated fell by the wayside, so the WASPs to some extent did themselves in by not having children while others did. I have read that when Margaret Sanger started out, all mainline Christian denominations took stands against birth control, which now looks like a Catholic oddity. The Catholics remained relatively fecund, and after a few generations, that is bound to change things even without the importation of and subsidization of the breeding of blacks and browns. Now that Catholics have largely jumped on on the birth control/abortion in practice if not doctrine, they are threatened with the fate of the WASPs.

  • adplatt126

    I think people are really a bit too hung up on the British deficit issue. Consider a few facts: The Irish category is clearly an exaggeration. Many if not most people of reported Irish descent are in fact just of predominantly British descent. They label themselves Irish because then they can fit neatly into the “oppressed peoples” category. If they were to label themselves English they’d be placed in the “oppressor” category. It’s all really quite sick but quite true nonetheless. Still, if you aggregate the English, American, Irish and all other predominantly British categories you slowly creep up toward quite literally one third of the entire American population (100 million or so?). And this doesn’t even include the percent of people who are partially British. This includes many American blacks and also many Northeasterners who affiliate themselves with more recent immigrants, as this is a common cultural trend, rather than define themselves honestly by their true ethnic ancestry. Recent immigrants are simply more prone to stress their ethnic origins and impart to their children some pride in their heritage. People whose ancestors have been here two hundred years are less likely to unfortunately, but for somewhat obvious reasons (long-term state propaganda is one). But of course, if you are to consider the English ethnically British you’re being a bit unfair to the Germans as well, considering the English are essentially German/native-British hybrids. Still, when you get down to it, forty or fifty percent of the country is still Germano-British in origin (purely). I wouldn’t get too hung-up on the exact proportions of each. It’s mostly German and English; I assure you that. Most of the Irish are really either English or Scots-Irish, which is to say, not really Irish at all.

    • jay11

      Ain’t that the truth. I did a lot of genealogy research, and many of my ‘Irish’ connections were English first who settled in Ireland as part of the demographic war the English were waging.

  • GB101

    These numbers are interesting and certainly have some validity, but they do not adequately account for the fact that the vast majority of Euro-Americans are of mixed heritage.

    “The map also reveals a concentration of people stating American as their ethnic heritage, mostly in the South.

    Many may have stated American on the census form as a political statement, or because they have a mixed or unknown heritage, according to Business Insider.”

    I noticed on the map before I read the article that “Americans” are concentrated in the South. This concentration is surely a political statement more than anything. All these 41 million “German-Americans” and without doubt German- and lotsofotherthings-Americans as well.

    In my own case, I am aware of German, English, Irish, Anglo-Irish, Swiss, and Alsatian ancestors. And probably Scots and Scotch-Irish as well. From their mother’s side of the family my children have French ancestry as well. If I looked at my daughter-in-law’s family tree I am sure I would find some other roots, so my granddaughters would be even more mixture.

    The descendants of Poles and Italians and some other immigrants may be less mixed than the descendants of people from northwestern Europe, but this is changing too as time passes.

    And what about all these people from Africa? Many of them have European blood too.

  • GB101

    From Wikipedia:

    Scotch-Irish (or Scots-Irish) Americans are the descendants of Presbyterian and other Protestant dissenters from the Irish province of Ulster who migrated to North America during the 18th and 19th centuries.[2]Most of the Scotch-Irish were descended from Scottish and English families who colonized Ireland during thePlantation of Ulster in the 17th century.[3] While an estimated 36 million Americans (12% of the total population) reported Irish ancestry in 2006, and 6 million (2% of the population) reported Scottish ancestry,[4] an additional 5.4 million (1.8% of the population) identified more specifically Scotch-Irish ancestry. People in Great Britain or Ireland that are of a similar ancestry usually refer to themselves as Ulster Scots, with the termScotch-Irish used only in North America.[5]

    All this shows even more mixture. The Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Britons, Scots, Picts, Irish, Danes, Welsh and who knows else intermarried in the old country before coming here. Everybody came from some where and everybody has ancestors who came from lots of places.

  • GB101

    This is probably a political statement. I would guess that the people from Appalachia are less mixed than other Euro-Americans. This area has been relatively isolated and has seen relatively little in migration since the area was originally settled. As the comment below states, they are old stock Americans, English and Scotch Irish.

    • jay11

      Actually, there was a lot of mixing with native Indians, like the Cherokee and others. Especially with Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act a lot of Cherokee women married local white guys to avoid being ‘removed.’ Tow of my ancestors from that area had that situation.

  • Alfred the Great

    I am working on a book that addresses the races, their origins, and where they migrated. Please give me the source for Xerxes’s statement.

  • Alfred the Great

    On Roman maps B.C., what are the countries of Scotland and Ireland today were overlaid with the word “Scots.” My mother was from Scot stock (Maxwell) and her DNA was I1a, which is Scandinavian or Viking. Pliny wrote about the first colonists, in order, into Iberia (Spain): Hebrews, Greeks, and then Persians. At a very early time, there were colonist that came into Hibernia (Ireland) from Iberia and they were probably one of the peoples mentioned by Pliny. Meanwhile, at probably a later time, but still a few hundred years B.C., colonists came into Scotland and Ireland from Scandinavia. They retained Scotland and Northern Ireland. I always thought the Scots-Irish were the Scots from Northern Ireland. If I remember my DNA map correctly, Ireland is heavy with R1b, which is Germanic. Interesting subject.

  • Alfred the Great

    The Francs were Germanic, but most of them were bred out after A.D. 900 and the French are what was left, which may not be very Germanic anymore.

    • Romulus

      Which is why so many “French” have that white a -rab look.

  • Alexandra1973

    German ancestry here.

    I had German ancestors who came to New York in the early 18th century. During the Revolution they sided with England, so afterward they were pretty much persona non grata along with other loyalists. I remember reading that these loyalists were given land in Ontario, and that’s where they moved next.

    Then my great-great-grandparents moved to Michigan, so half of their 13 children were born in Ontario, the last half (including my great-grandfather) in Michigan.

    Not only do I have distant cousins that are Canadian, but as a descendant of United Empire loyalists I can have a UE after my name. I decline, though, as I’m an American and my loyalty is to America.

    If you’ve ever been around London, Ontario, and been on Woodhull or Kilbourne Roads…my 5th-great-grandparents were a Woodhull and a Kilbourne. 🙂

  • dogbone

    “… famous German-Americans include, Ben Affleck, Tom Cruise…”

    They are not German.

    I would suspect that many people claiming to be German, never had a German ancestor. Before WWI, being German was prestigious, just like being considered white in many 3rd world dumps is considered prestigious. Many people claimed to be German who were not.

  • Couple of problems with this study.

    1. Just because a county has a certain color on this map doesn’t mean that everyone in the county is of that racial or ethnic group. The color is the plurality. To look at this map, you’d think the state of Mississippi is mostly black, when in reality it’s only 37% black.

    2. Among most white Americans, there is no such thing as being purely any one ethnicity anymore. I’m mostly German, English, Czech and Italian, minor parts Irish, Polish, Russian, Jewish. I don’t know how I would answer the ancestry question.

    • jay11

      I also wonder about those demographic maps that make it seem nearly the entire South is a black majority place. Why do they do that, and it falsely emboldens the “Republic of New Afrika” crowd who want to create a black ethno state in five southern states.

  • NorthSea

    Don’t forget, he also made the world safe for democracy, and ran on a platform of keeping our boys out of WWI

  • Anon

    Do any of you understand the implications of that map?

    Most important thing to get is that the US is actually three distinct countries. Very soon, as our federal government collapses (and do any of you deny it IS collapsing), what is informal will become formal. New borders will show up. Do you live on the right side of such new borders? You still have some time to fix that. But I rather think that an iron curtain will eventually separate the north from the south. The south shall rise again. No it won’t. Look at that map.

    This isn’t theoretical. It’s already happened. And most of what is controversial in this country amounts to why is White America paying so much to the distinctly separate black america and the land mexico has already obviously annexed from us when those other two populations openly hate us so much to the point of being openly at war with us. The answer is, most people haven’t seen that map and assume the US is homogenous.

    The mexican issue is particularly troubling. Obviously, the real US/mexican border is at least 100 miles north of the one on paper. Is this permanent? Shut off the welfare to this part of the country and mexicans will either leave or they will settle. Most like to believe they are simply parasites that don’t really want to be here except for the welfare they steal. Well, shut it off. If they respond by building their own homes, growing their own food and doing the other needful things of a country, especially if they simply extend the network they already have in mexico….there is your answer. I suspect they will do this.

    The last thing to notice is the evidence of ethnic cleansing of whites. That’s what it means when white people select “american” instead of what their actual ancestry is. These are the descendents of various “white” ethnicities who were forced out of the parts of the US they had settled in (especially the cities), forced to mix together and heavily indoctrinated into adopting a generic “white” ethnicity and abandon their real one. Why? Because “white” is an artificial construct people have little real attachment to. If you disrespect and degrade being “white” it doesn’t threaten a persons existential existence much. There is no history to it. No family link going back generations. Try that with say, being Italian…..and the result will be a brawl. This was done on purpose…..for exactly this result. And it is the reason WHY we can’t get people to defend being white to any significant degree. Back in the day, you were english. Then you are a generic white person. In the future, you are to miscegenate with blacks. And you don’t care because race no longer has a strong importance to you. That very much is the plan.

  • jay11

    Scots in the medieval and dark ages mixed a lot with Viking invaders and settlers.

  • Hal K

    Is your name Owen Owens?

    Joking aside, thanks for the information.

    I have some Welsh ancestry, but not much, as far as I know.

  • Andy

    The majority of German-Americans can now be found in the the center of the nation, with the majority living in Maricopa County, Arizona and according to Business Insider, famous German-Americans include, Ben Affleck, Tom Cruise, Walt Disney, Henry J. Heinz and Oscar Mayer.

    How did our professional writers get this bad? There is no way a “majority” of German-Americans could live in a county with less than two million whites. And that is *not* the proper way to use commas.

  • There is no former CSA state where whites aren’t the majority. Like I said elsewhere in this thread, this map is deceptive.

    The odds are long, but why might I live long enough to see an independent ethnostate of Dixierons (white Southerners) in my lifetime? Because white Southerners among all white Americans possess the closest thing to the mentality that Europeans call “blood and soil nationalism,” that is, the notion that a particular loosely related people belong in a particular place indefinitely.

    Look up on YouTube the 2005 Alan Jackson and Bellamy Brothers song, “You Ain’t Just Whistlin’ Dixie,” and pay close attention to the lyrics that are in some parts an outright ode to blood and soil nationalism.

  • Alfred the Great

    Absolutely, the Russ were very significant in the Russian (the name Russia comes from land of the Russ) and Ukrainian societies. When I visit art museums in Kiev, the redheads and blondes in the paintings are everywhere. The old statues look Germanic also. The Romanovs were R1b.

  • Alfred the Great

    If we don’t legalize all of the illegals, it will last much longer.

  • Brian

    How can the south ever rise again when if it did, the blacks, latinos
    and others would instantly outnumber all whites 3 to 1 or more?

    White southrons know how to hold a pistol properly upright, instead of this sideways gangsta BS.

  • Tacitus1

    I am an American ancestry for the reasons given. It is a political statement as Teddy Roosevelt once said…” “ There is is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all.”
    “This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance.”
    “But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.”
    “The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English- Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian- Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic.”
    “The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.”