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payrob07
05-13-2011, 09:13 AM
and how did they live?

I have been very lucky in my search in many a few ways. The first was that I am of French, Spanish, and Italian royal blood on my mother's side, and my father's family all kept journals of their everyday life for over 300 years in Wales.
My mother's family includes members of the Capetians and Valois families in France. I have seen their castles and these people lived like gods. In Spain a noble family named Areola(make your jokes now), and in Italy we have connections to Milan and Venice. We ruled mainly in France and my direct ancestors got out right before heads started rolling in Paris. We came to South Carolina during the American Revolution and joined the Francis Marrion (The Swamp Fox), the movie "The Patriot" was based off of this guy. Anyway we helped train American Militia to fight the forces of Lord Cornwallis and had a major part in the turning of the tide of war in the South. During the Civil War my great great great grandfather was a Captain in the Confederate forces and commanded regiments in over thirty battles. On my mother's side, my great^3 grandfather served in the Confederate Congress and did not fight. Skip to President LBJ's administration. My grandfather operated on his knee twice.

This is a very neat topic, everyone has a very cool story that they can contribute to this thread.

Non related, my name is signed on the Declaration of Independence. I also thought that was pretty neat.

itsamea-mario
05-13-2011, 10:04 AM
Dno, nordic on my fathers side, and i believe i'm supposed to be related to some earl a long time back (skullery made kind of stuff.

Blind2Society
05-13-2011, 10:54 AM
Originally posted by payrob07:
and how did they live?

I have been very lucky in my search in many a few ways. The first was that I am of French, Spanish, and Italian royal blood on my mother's side, and my father's family all kept journals of their everyday life for over 300 years in Wales.
My mother's family includes members of the Capetians and Valois families in France. I have seen their castles and these people lived like gods. In Spain a noble family named Areola(make your jokes now), and in Italy we have connections to Milan and Venice. We ruled mainly in France and my direct ancestors got out right before heads started rolling in Paris. We came to South Carolina during the American Revolution and joined the Francis Marrion (The Swamp Fox), the movie "The Patriot" was based off of this guy. Anyway we helped train American Militia to fight the forces of Lord Cornwallis and had a major part in the turning of the tide of war in the South. During the Civil War my great great great grandfather was a Captain in the Confederate forces and commanded regiments in over thirty battles. On my mother's side, my great^3 grandfather served in the Confederate Congress and did not fight. Skip to President LBJ's administration. My grandfather operated on his knee twice.

This is a very neat topic, everyone has a very cool story that they can contribute to this thread.

Non related, my name is signed on the Declaration of Independence. I also thought that was pretty neat.
well... you got a lot to live up to... better get started http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
As for my heritage, I know what nationalities I am comprised of but other than that I don't know much. My grandfather has been investigating for some years now though. The one thing I do know is my great-grandfather was a rum runner/bootlegger up here in the north and was killed before his time, not exactally sure how, but it had something to do with his occupation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

bballluva0710
05-13-2011, 11:17 AM
I'm glad you asked this. I became very interested in my family history a few years ago. Haven't gotten very far with it though. Only have the information given to me by my grandparents. AC inspired me to focus on just my direct ancestors (it's A LOT easier too). The only particularly interesting fact I know is that my great great great grandfather grew up playing with Frank and Jesse James in Clay County, Missouri before making a three-month journey to Kentucky with his mother & brother.

What's truly amazing to me is this: think about all of the things in history that had to go right for us to even exist today. Every direct ancestor of our's had to live long enough to reproduce. That means no untimely deaths at a young age, all of them had to be fertile, etc.. The list goes on and on but all of them made it through this fragile world long enough to keep the bloodline going. Simply amazing.

Saar Ben Kiki
05-13-2011, 12:39 PM
ohh thats a nice question lol
my ancestral roots are german, romanian and morrocan
my ancestors r jewish so the german root is mostly the holocaust survivors (these days no close family members that i know) romanian is my whole mother's side and morrocan is from my grandfather on father's side (the grandma was the german)

Drakonous505
05-13-2011, 12:56 PM
I've always been fascinated by my Italian ancestry. Going back to the 1900's it's been said that we had ties to the Mafia. Going further back I heard a rumor that we had two ancestors who were Assassin's for a pope, which when I asked my father about he said was false but I'm curious as to how this rumor came up. Then going further back it was said we were related to a Roman General. Granted it is hard to know what's true and what's false given time which can blur or even erase details.

MY surname Castaldo's meaning roughly translates to "Builder of Castles." Which from what I was told mean't and administrator of a castle or steward. Or as this site, http://www.ancestry.com/facts/...o-name-meaning.ashx, (http://www.ancestry.com/facts/Castaldo-name-meaning.ashx,) states: "Italian: status name or a nickname from castaldo (Lombard gastald(us)), the title of an official, originally an administrator in the service of the king, later of the estates of the dukes and counts of Lombardy or of the church."

We even have a family crest that my younger cousin has a photo copy of. Still want to get my own copy but not sure when he'll take a picture of it to send me.

Pattington_Bear
05-13-2011, 01:02 PM
Like most I've traced my irish roots and so far my family tree goes back before 1000AD, I'll post some information below.

The surname Hickey is one of the most ancient Irish surnames (O hIcidhe or O'Caigh "descendent of the healer"), with the clan holding the position of court physicians to the powerful O'Brien royal family of Thomond, part of the Dál gCais clan.
Surnames were only introduced in Ireland around 1,000 C.E. This ancient Irish family claims to be descended from Heber, a son of Milesius, King of the Gauls who colonized Ireland many centuries before the Christian era.
In a genealogical article, The O'Hickeys by Lt Col J. Hickey M.C., it is stated that the Hickeys are descended from Cormac Colchin, second son of Cathan Fionn, 14th King of Munster who was said to have converted to Christianity in C.E. 420, having been baptised personally by St. Patrick. His great grandson Aodh Caomh, 17th King of Cashel and Munster is recorded to have built the first Christian church in Ireland, in Killaloe, County Clare.

Their traditional home was in the north of County Clare, Ireland, where there is still an area called Ballyhickey ("Baile O hIcidhe" , or The Town of the O' Hickeys). They are also associated with the neighbouring townland of Drim, and other townlands around Quin, Co. Clare.
Before the invasion of the Anglo-Normans at the end of the 12th century, the home of the family was located near Killaloe in County Clare.
Documents held in the British Museum (Collectanea de Rebus Hibernies Vol 1 p641) record that "in the last year of the reign of Connor O'Brien - na Srona - (of the nose) King of Thomand an obstinate battle was fought ...against Gerald, 8th Earl of Kildare, the Lord Deputy of Ireland near the castle of Ballyhickey." (C.E. 1496). The Earl of Kildare first used artillery in 1485 and it is assumed he later obliterated Ballyhickey Castle as no trace of it is shown in the Down Survey map of the County of Clare from 1658.
In the General Confiscation of 1654, the entire O'Hickey lands were taken by the English Crown.

In ancient times the Hickeys were hereditary physicians to many of the prominent families, including the O'Briens, the Kings of Thomond, a territory that embraced the present counties of Clare and Limerick. The activities of such healers in Celtic Ireland (before the Norman invasion of 1169 CE) can be viewed as similar to that of a shaman or druid.
As Lt Col Hickey states, from the 5th to the 10th centuries Gaelic culture was at its peak. Latin was commonly spoken so medical knowledge passed easily from abroad. In addition case records were maintained and passed from father to son which established clans of Hereditary Physicians such as the Hickeys.
By tradition, the O'Hickeys were noted for brain surgery, especially the art of trepanning with silver plates the skulls fractures and other head injuries sustained in battle.
Ireland was an especially miserable place to practice medicine. The soft moist climate encouraged all forms of bacteria while rarely being cold enough to kill them off. The constant damp cold sapped human resistance to disease and whole ruling families were often wiped out. Extreme famine was a regular occurrence despite the fertility of the land. The 8th century brought famine and pestilence, the 9th brought another famine and a plague for cattle. In 1080 plague killed 75% of Ireland's population. The O'Hickey's medical tradition survived through these.
Doctors in the Hickey family were famous for their study of medicine and translated many Latin and Greek Medical texbooks over the centuries. In 1403 Nicholas O'Hickey (with Boulger O'Callahan) wrote a commentary on the Aphorism of Hippocrates, a fragment of which is still preserved in the British Museum, London.
In 1489 Donough O'Hickey translated into Irish the works of contemporary European surgeons, an example being the work of Pietro d'Argeloto, the Chirurgia.
The British Museum also holds two further medical works of 1589 by Thomas O'Hickey of Clare and one by Donal O'Troy for the O'Hickeys.
The best of the work is set forth in the Book of the O'Hickeys, now in the National Library of Ireland.

The generally accepted form of the Hickey family crest can be described as Lion passant guardant Or (that is, a gold lion walking, with the right forepaw raised and facing the viewer), on an Azure background, ensigned or crowned with an ermine fur of sable (that is, black) fleur de Lys with a sable bent. The less familiar motto is the Latin "Honour virtutis praemium", roughly translated as "Honour is the reward for virtue".
An Ancestral coat-of-arms for Hickey is a shield divided into eight triangles, all meeting at a point in the center of the shield. The triangles are colored alternately black and gold: upon each black triangle is a golden acorn and upon each golden triangle is a black oak leaf.

vorenus73
05-13-2011, 01:43 PM
Wow man, that is an awesome genealogy. Having royalty really helps, as they all kept their own family trees and so did tons of other people who are obsessed with royalty.

I've got my father's German/Austrian side back to the mid 1600s, but no journals or anything. I've got names, dates, spouses, towns lived in etc.

On my mother's Italian side, I can go back to 1770. 300+ years of poverty... I think my ancestor in Assassin's Creed is one of the women who bothers Ezio for money all the time. :-)

payrob07
05-13-2011, 04:48 PM
Yeah, it helps alot to have royal blood. It makes everything so much easier, especially if someone has already gone to the country and hired a geneologist to do it.

Yeah, talk about pressure to do something with your life.

Europeans, do ya'll do this or is this more of an American thing? I assume we're a little more passionate because we all want to know what country or ancestors came from.

NewBlade200
05-13-2011, 05:29 PM
I know for a fact that my family has a history of lung cancer and dieng early. Both my grandads died from lung cancer or a negative effect of a long term addiction and a stroke. I don't like to talk about my uncle on my moms side. The farthest back I know is my great-grandad gettin his eye shot out, then being gassed in WW2. I may have some viking stuff going on faaaaaaar back. I have a lot to not live up to. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

rileypoole1234
05-13-2011, 05:41 PM
My ancestors on my dad's side were all nobles in London for quite a while. I'm still working on figuring out what happened to my great great great grandfather, the tree kind of just stops there. My mum's side's ancestors were living in Firenze. A geneologist said I could possibly have ties to the Medici family but they're still working on it.
And yes, I'm in London and I'm still very interested in my family history.


Cheers

Kaxen6
05-13-2011, 05:49 PM
My dad's side of the family is from one of the walled villages called Tai Wai and claim relation to famous founder general of the Han Dynasty, Han Xin, who fled there to escape executions ordered by Emperor Gao of Han's empress Empress Lü Zhi. The Han descendants changed their surname into Wai by splitting the word Han (?) in two halves and took up the character on the right hand side. But people I'm actually related to for 100% sure aren't that exciting. Though the family graveyard goes back 13 generations, which is pretty snappy.

phil.llllll
05-13-2011, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by payrob07:
and how did they live?

I have been very lucky in my search in many a few ways. The first was that I am of French, Spanish, and Italian royal blood on my mother's side, and my father's family all kept journals of their everyday life for over 300 years in Wales.
My mother's family includes members of the Capetians and Valois families in France. I have seen their castles and these people lived like gods. In Spain a noble family named Areola(make your jokes now), and in Italy we have connections to Milan and Venice. We ruled mainly in France and my direct ancestors got out right before heads started rolling in Paris. We came to South Carolina during the American Revolution and joined the Francis Marrion (The Swamp Fox), the movie "The Patriot" was based off of this guy. Anyway we helped train American Militia to fight the forces of Lord Cornwallis and had a major part in the turning of the tide of war in the South. During the Civil War my great great great grandfather was a Captain in the Confederate forces and commanded regiments in over thirty battles. On my mother's side, my great^3 grandfather served in the Confederate Congress and did not fight. Skip to President LBJ's administration. My grandfather operated on his knee twice.

This is a very neat topic, everyone has a very cool story that they can contribute to this thread.

Non related, my name is signed on the Declaration of Independence. I also thought that was pretty neat.

With a past like that, you could be the Desmond in your own AC game!

For me, I know almost nothing about my genealogy except that my family came from places all around europe (mostly western mediterranean).

dchil279
05-13-2011, 05:59 PM
I am actually a direct descendant of Charlemagne. I wish the Animus was real so I could re-live his memories.....

kriegerdesgottes
05-13-2011, 08:40 PM
My family has been in the U.S.A since 1757 and 90% of all my family going back to 1604 and beyond till now are English and amazing all seem to be from London on both sides.

kriegerdesgottes
05-13-2011, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by dchil279:
I am actually a direct descendant of Charlemagne. I wish the Animus was real so I could re-live his memories.....

Dude, that would be amazing. congratulations on that. How do you know for sure?

dchil279
05-13-2011, 09:05 PM
Originally posted by kriegerdesgotte:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dchil279:
I am actually a direct descendant of Charlemagne. I wish the Animus was real so I could re-live his memories.....

Dude, that would be amazing. congratulations on that. How do you know for sure? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Haha thanks for the congrats even though I didn't really do anything... And I have a list of ancestry of my maternal grandfather that had been kept and was confirmed by a geneologist. It's pretty easy to trace your roots when there is noble blood in you because they were the only people who really kept documents back then.

samward
05-13-2011, 10:41 PM
The greatest percentage of my ancestry comes from Southern Italy. But I also have English, Irish,and French in me.

My great Grandfather lived in NY and was known as Silky Grey and was in the Italian Mob! hahah My Grandfather use to tell me stories about how when ever there was a problem he use to say, " Don't worry, Harry Mike will fix it!" haha or when My Grandfather was grown and my dad was young, if my grandfather said he needed anything it would always arrive escorted by two huge Italian guys who would say, " Silky sent us." when my Grandfather would question where they got the item they would say, " It fell off the back of a truck, Silky tried to flag em down, but they wouldn't stop...he couldn't just leave it lying in the middle of the road!" There are so many good stories. Though I live in the UK now, those stories never fail to be a crowd winner.

Valaquen_
05-13-2011, 11:32 PM
Hm, my ancestors on both sides are Scottish all the way back, hundreds of years, probably all the way back to the first recorded Scottish Kennedy [no relation to the Irish Kennedys, I believe]. We've stayed relatively still this past millenium :P

payrob07
05-14-2011, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by phil.llllll:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by payrob07:
and how did they live?

I have been very lucky in my search in many a few ways. The first was that I am of French, Spanish, and Italian royal blood on my mother's side, and my father's family all kept journals of their everyday life for over 300 years in Wales.
My mother's family includes members of the Capetians and Valois families in France. I have seen their castles and these people lived like gods. In Spain a noble family named Areola(make your jokes now), and in Italy we have connections to Milan and Venice. We ruled mainly in France and my direct ancestors got out right before heads started rolling in Paris. We came to South Carolina during the American Revolution and joined the Francis Marrion (The Swamp Fox), the movie "The Patriot" was based off of this guy. Anyway we helped train American Militia to fight the forces of Lord Cornwallis and had a major part in the turning of the tide of war in the South. During the Civil War my great great great grandfather was a Captain in the Confederate forces and commanded regiments in over thirty battles. On my mother's side, my great^3 grandfather served in the Confederate Congress and did not fight. Skip to President LBJ's administration. My grandfather operated on his knee twice.

This is a very neat topic, everyone has a very cool story that they can contribute to this thread.

Non related, my name is signed on the Declaration of Independence. I also thought that was pretty neat.

With a past like that, you could be the Desmond in your own AC game!

For me, I know almost nothing about my genealogy except that my family came from places all around europe (mostly western mediterranean). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In Spain, I am directly related to the House of Albret, Charlotte of Albret... i'll let you look up who she was married to.

eagleforlife1
05-14-2011, 12:27 AM
My great, great grandfather was a merchant shipman and petty criminal (after retiring became a landlord at a Roger Shaw's Hotel and after being relieved of his duties refused to leave and hand over any of Mr. Shaw's furniture). He also suffered from bipolar.

I also recently found that I trace back to this man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...espenser_the_younger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Despenser_the_younger)

ACHILLES4713
05-14-2011, 01:20 AM
Originally posted by payrob07:
and how did they live?

I have been very lucky in my search in many a few ways. The first was that I am of French, Spanish, and Italian royal blood on my mother's side, and my father's family all kept journals of their everyday life for over 300 years in Wales.
My mother's family includes members of the Capetians and Valois families in France. I have seen their castles and these people lived like gods. In Spain a noble family named Areola(make your jokes now), and in Italy we have connections to Milan and Venice. We ruled mainly in France and my direct ancestors got out right before heads started rolling in Paris. We came to South Carolina during the American Revolution and joined the Francis Marrion (The Swamp Fox), the movie "The Patriot" was based off of this guy. Anyway we helped train American Militia to fight the forces of Lord Cornwallis and had a major part in the turning of the tide of war in the South. During the Civil War my great great great grandfather was a Captain in the Confederate forces and commanded regiments in over thirty battles. On my mother's side, my great^3 grandfather served in the Confederate Congress and did not fight. Skip to President LBJ's administration. My grandfather operated on his knee twice.

This is a very neat topic, everyone has a very cool story that they can contribute to this thread.

Non related, my name is signed on the Declaration of Independence. I also thought that was pretty neat.

Wow! Thats really interesting. According to my grandfather, his parents were Polish. But I dont know when they came to America, but Im assuming sometime before WW2 with them being Polish and all. Other then that, I dont know much about my family history. I want to look into it more, but stuff like ancestry.com takes money. If you or anyone here can give me some tips on any free resources I can utilize, I would greatly appreciate it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

wiccanlovely
05-14-2011, 01:27 AM
I dunno my genealogy beyond I'm 1/3 Native American (Cherokee and Chippewa), Romanian, English, Irish and a wee bit of French on my father's side (a great-somebody married a French woman). Other then that, I know nothing. we had a copy of our family tree but it went missing.

I'm pretty sure all the genetics from the pale countries have negated my ability to tan http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

tyrce111
05-14-2011, 02:54 AM
The only famous ancestor I know of that is in my family tree, is Alexander Dumas, A french writer...

Every heard of the 3 Musketeers?
Yup!

L.Cie
05-14-2011, 04:06 AM
I wish I could say. My family history's in pieces (Due to the carelessness of certain parties), and only in recent years have any details at all surfaced.

My grandfather was a bastard (I'm not meaning to swear, I mean the fatherless kind.) so he was never given a birth certificate and lived not knowing who his real father was, which is much of the reason it's been so hard to track it all down. However, he's inherited gold mines through a deed found hidden in a wall of a house he lived in as a child.
I managed to find a great-great grandmother of mine on Ancestry.com, but her family tree stops at her generation, and her husband's has no history on it at all.

Most of what I know so far is I'm primarily of English and Irish blood, with Scottish, French and Native American as well. It's all been very difficult to trace, though.
It seems one side of the family migrated here (Australia) as noble settlers from England, on their own ship with a slew of slaves and livestock. Apparently, they were related to the same Spencer family of Princess Diana, and I've been trying to confirm it.
The other side has a blood relation to one of the country's explorers, one of the first to cross the Blue Mountains. I forget his name right now. I think it was Lawson or something. XD

Somewhere else within the bloodline (It's all very confusing at this stage) is a Seymour, apparently the sister of the seamstress who designed the Queen Mother's wedding dress.

All in all, one massive headache to untangle. I can definitely see the Scottish, Irish and English blood in myself and my living blood relatives, though.

ANYWAY, I quite like this thread. I've loved reading everyone's stories, they're so fascinating!
And there's some amazing heritage, too, I've noticed. =D

dchil279
05-14-2011, 06:30 AM
Wow It's really cool how many famous ancestors people have. Now we just have to figure out which ones were templars....

Balorion
05-14-2011, 08:11 AM
I'm not exactly sure about the truth of what I've been told, considering that my father was a bastard (Fatherless kind) and the fact that he as well as my mother were adopted have made it quite hard to gain authenticity about this stuff.

That said, my grandmother knew my father's real mother fairly well, and supposedly his father was from Alamut, or around thereabouts. That was the real life strong hold of the Assassin Order.

Again, I dunno how true that is, though she had little reason to reference that specific area when she told me, unless that was what she herself was told.

Other then that, I'm certainly either Dutch or Irish...(I'm basing this off of my height and my skintone, though.)

payrob07
05-14-2011, 09:18 AM
Originally posted by dchil279:
Wow It's really cool how many famous ancestors people have. Now we just have to figure out which ones were templars....

By marriage... Cesare Borgia... check earlier post.

Inorganic9_2
05-14-2011, 09:45 AM
I am English (Suffolk/Berkshire) and Irish mainly. Fairly recently (late 1800s), one branch of my family goes back into Denmark as well.

I don't think I am descended from any royalty, but, apparently, I am descended from the Earl of Limerick from one part of my Irish side. That is through my great grandfather, who was apparently a famous jockey until he threw a race and was found out.

Because of that, I like to claim English, Celtic (mainly from Britons, but also obviously Gaels) and Nordic ancestry http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

payrob07
05-14-2011, 10:40 AM
The funniest part about this is everyone claiming royalty is probably related itt. So... what's up cousins.?

AubreyWilborn
05-14-2011, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by tyrce111:
The only famous ancestor I know of that is in my family tree, is Alexander Dumas, A french writer...

Every heard of the 3 Musketeers?
Yup!


Get outta down! Alex Dumas was your direct ancestor? That is just too awesome!

ShaneO7K
05-14-2011, 01:41 PM
I directly descend from O'Catháin clan from the 9th century. Who were the second most powerful clan in Ulster ( One of the four segments of Ireland), and were under-kings of the O'Neills dynasty.

My grandfather was captain of a partion of Derry's IRA. Back when they actually fought with reason.

Ogz73
05-14-2011, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by payrob07:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dchil279:
Wow It's really cool how many famous ancestors people have. Now we just have to figure out which ones were templars....

By marriage... Cesare Borgia... check earlier post. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That's freakin awesome man! So how did it feel to kill your ancestor by marriage in a videogame? XD

GunnarGunderson
05-14-2011, 07:34 PM
My ties are all from Europe, Britain, Sweden, Poland, the Ukraine, whatever the country Danish people come from, probably some Russia in there aswell

LaCava1
05-14-2011, 08:55 PM
I have royal blood from Scotland (my mother's side), but I am mainly Italian (my dad's side).
I look MUCH more Scottish, though, and even have a slight accent.

There's more (A BIT of English, and hardly and Spanish, but enough to be recorded), but I don't want to go down all that.

*EDIT*
Now I'm hooked; does anyone know a good place where I can start with learning my history? I'm only 14, and now want to learn exactly who I am descended from.

L.Cie
05-14-2011, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by triforceman5:
I have royal blood from Scotland (my mother's side), but I am mainly Italian (my dad's side).
I look MUCH more Scottish, though, and even have a slight accent.

There's more (A BIT of English, and hardly and Spanish, but enough to be recorded), but I don't want to go down all that.

*EDIT*
Now I'm hooked; does anyone know a good place where I can start with learning my history? I'm only 14, and now want to learn exactly who I am descended from.

Try here:
http://www.ancestry.com/
It's a really good resource, aside from the need to subscribe (which is understandable considering all the records available). Kind of fun, too.

itsamea-mario
05-15-2011, 05:26 AM
Turns out i'm a direct descendant of Jesus Christ himself, honest.

ShaneO7K
05-15-2011, 05:28 AM
Originally posted by itsamea-mario:
Turns out i'm a direct descendant of Jesus Christ himself, honest. Are you Superman?

payrob07
05-16-2011, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by Ogi73:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by payrob07:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dchil279:
Wow It's really cool how many famous ancestors people have. Now we just have to figure out which ones were templars....

By marriage... Cesare Borgia... check earlier post. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That's freakin awesome man! So how did it feel to kill your ancestor by marriage in a videogame? XD </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Great... He cheated on my grandmother so many times, he deserved it.

beatledude210
05-16-2011, 10:13 PM
I'm actually related to the Borgia. But don't worry, i fight for the Assassin's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

X10J
05-16-2011, 10:26 PM
Western Europe. Pretty much all of western Europe, with a primary focus on the British Isles. There seems to have been some fueding between mine and some other clan. That might be interesting to experience.

Maurice_Wijma
05-19-2011, 03:11 AM
I haven't digged much into my history, but I know I have Frensch blood in both sides of the family. One of my grandmother on my father's side, one of my grandfather on my mother's side.

Both of my grandfathers had a role in WW2, one as soldier, one working on a (actual) cargo-train from the Netherlands to Germany. Actually, the grandfather on my father's side, who worked for the western army, doesn't give much information about himself, and doesn't let much loose about were he actually comes from. So I am more focussed on his possible genetic history, because it might have some nice secrets. Because I really don't get much further then him. And information about his parents is something I just can't get my hands on. It is weird, but it might have a good reason.

Turkiye96
05-19-2011, 12:10 PM
Im a common (proud) Turk. for as far as my family tree goes ( like 6-7 generations) all my relatives are turk, most of them worked in the military and navy. my grandfather even got a note from the 2nd president of Turkey (?smet ?nönü) and i think they were friends or something. One of the reasons im gona love ACR is that im gona be able to look at what life was like for my ancestors http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

xerxesofthe
05-19-2011, 12:37 PM
my family tree goes deeeeeeeeeeeep... but to say theleast i am of irish blood, my great grandfather was conducter in ontario. but the most interesting of my family comes from king Luniugh, i will try to dig up the balllad about him and the map that shows the mountain named after him, but i am a direct descendent of a irish king.

ShaneO7K
05-19-2011, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by xerxesofthe:
my family tree goes deeeeeeeeeeeep... but to say theleast i am of irish blood, my great grandfather was conducter in ontario. but the most interesting of my family comes from king Luniugh, i will try to dig up the balllad about him and the map that shows the mountain named after him, but i am a direct descendent of a irish king. You sure you spelled the name right?

Which part of Ireland was the person your talking about king of?

Mines were the under-kings to Ulster.

Crazybone992
10-25-2012, 12:33 PM
I don't know much about my family but I try to tell something. Ok so I am from Finland and the first mention of my family can be traced to the 17th century but I know nothing about their lives. Also, my great grandfather was a member of The "whites" and fought during the civil war of Finland in 1918. (the "whites" and the "reds" were the two factions in the war) Russian revolution was one of the reasons behind this war since The "reds" were backed up by the new communist regime of Russia.

Legendz54
10-25-2012, 12:50 PM
My mothers side is from Greece but moved here to Australia i am the fifth Generation, My Great grandparents often had German patrols passing through the greek villages, My dads side is Indian but his ancestors were shipped to Africa by the British, so he ended up growing up there but then moved to Australia and met my Mother.

And here i am.

BeCk41
10-25-2012, 12:56 PM
not really sure of my exact heritage, I do know that I can trace my roots back to Norway and Ireland.

*A weird fact about my families history- My direct family can be traced back to cattle-ranchers in Montana which were early settlers. And I noticed while reading my history book one day in highschool, that this old sepia photograph in the book looked familiar so I showed my mom who dug through her old pictures and found the original photograph! I'm not sure how this photo came into her possession, but there it was. I later showed and gave a presentation to my class about my relatives. ^_^

roostersrule2
10-25-2012, 01:01 PM
My Grandfather on my dad's side moved from Greece to Australia After WW2 so I'm prominently Greek and on my mum's side I have ancestors that are either Spanish or Dutch (maybe both I can never remember) and are actually related to royalty in one or both of those countries.

(Screw going dark it's too hard to resist the temptation)

JACKofA11TradeZ
10-25-2012, 01:02 PM
Alittle Irish on my dads side as well as native american, and on my moms side French and Italian (not sure about the last one though, thats what she told me though)

F4H bandicoot
10-25-2012, 01:11 PM
Italian on my dads side, originally from Lake Como, moved over to England in the late 1800's. As far as I am aware, some of the family stayed in Italy, and still live it that region today.
There is also quite a large possibility that my family has a bird named after it after a zoologist ancestor from the 1700's who's parents were from the Lake Como area. (We have a tree but we didn't go back this far)

kriegerdesgottes
10-25-2012, 02:43 PM
Mostly British. I have done tons of research on both sides and I keep finding more British people. Oddly enough most of them are from London too. There is also a lot of German and a little bit French.

I know for sure I had at least 4 ancestors who fought in the American Revolution and survived and possibly a 5th who did not.

SleezeRocker
10-25-2012, 03:57 PM
the farthest I can go back is....
My dad and his parents are naturally Salvadoran, mom's parents- her mom is from Salvador and her dad can't remember if from Salv. or here in US.
Then DNA digivolve and I came to be and im a salvadoran US citizen :P

Commissar38
10-25-2012, 04:06 PM
Fathers side: Irish and English settlers who moved to North Carolina through Jamestown before 1700 (date unclear) and for whatever reason, fled to the Appalachians after the Whiskey Rebellion and started shining hooch until the Civil War came along and they couldn't resist signing up with Grey-Backs. They also died during the conflict (not sure how many served, relatives tell me either 3 or 5)

Mothers Side: Old Dutch and English settlers who came across the Atlantic on Lord Calvert's second expedition in 1650. They lived in Maryland and Delaware before fleeing to Florida during the American Revolution (likely because they were Tories who didn't want to fight England) and became farmers. When the Civil War came along 4 members of my mother's side signed up with General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia with the rest of the Florida regiments. They also died during the conflict. Turns out farming was what they better suited to.

SaintPerkele
10-25-2012, 04:56 PM
As a non-American my ancestry is pretty obvious I suppose. Although there have apparently been a couple of noble ancestors from Norway (recently got some old familymember portrays when my Grandmother moved out of her old appartement, we don't have any connection to Norway anymore today though), the rest was mostly German. Nothing noble, nothing rich, mostly poor or average people. Some were jewish as far as I know, but just one generation older enough so my direct ancestors were spared during the Third Reich - I apologize if this sounds morbid, but it is somewhat disturbing if you know that most of your family had been extinct if just one child would have been baptised as a Jew instead of a Christ.
Pretty much every male family member was in the mining industry during the industrialisation and due to that fact, most of them died at a rather young age. Also, there was a priest and an organ player or something like that, so an average poorer family during the 19th century I assume. Also, there was one ancestor who actually moved to the Wild West during the Western movement, so I suppose there are a lot of relatives I don't know about in the States today.
As for most Germans, the most interesting part is of course the family during WWII. As you'd expect, there were quite a lot of nazis (one was a pretty convinced one, I met him several times as a child before he eventually died. Always was a nice old man and now it's still pretty hard for me to believe that). My grandmother was almost sent to a concentration camp because she sent a letter to my grandfather (a Wehrmacht-soldier) that the war would end soon - which implied that she listened to British radio stations, something that was very punished during the Third Reich. The local SS-general just knew her and her family and so he pretty much saved hher.
My other grandfather, also a Wehrmacht-soldier, was first stationed in Paris (well, both of my grandparents were at one point) where he had a relationship with a Jewish Communist member of the Résistance - he never told us how this turned out though, so I assume the nazis caught her and he had to pretend he didn't know her. Both of my grandfathers were also attacking Russia, with one getting shot in his leg and the other one eventually getting into war captivity for nearly 5 years or something I think - he later became a German ambassador though.

So yeah, nothing too interesting unless we talk about the WWII-generation. But I never really searched through my family history anyway. Oh yeah, I forgot, one member of my ancestors was in the robber band of Schinderhannes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schinderhannes).

raytrek79
10-25-2012, 05:03 PM
Don't know much, we need my grandfathers birth certificate but are having a bit of trouble with it. Butler is an Irish surname so I presume that. My mother is a McCarney, also Irish, but 3 of my 32 great great great grandparents are Australian Aboriginal, so I am a little less than 1/10th Aboriginal and would guess the rest is mostly Irish.

Assassin_M
10-25-2012, 05:22 PM
I know NOTHING about my Father side, because I never saw grand parents from his side, but I know a lot about my Mother`s Ancestry.

I have Turkish, Syrian and Algerian Ancestry; Grand father was a full Turk and my Grand mother was half Turkish, half Syrian. My Great Grandmother(Maternal Grand mother side) lived during the first World War in a Village somewhere In north Turkey. The men were being taken for the army, so her husband went for War and never came back, so all the women abandoned the Village to look for new lives after the war in 1917. She had 6 Children; 2 Girls and 4 Boys (one of them was a baby). It was Winter and they were on way to Syria. the little baby died and they buried him on the way.

They finally arrived in Syria as just 5 Individuals after originally departing as 7 and she remarried a Syrian man and gave birth to just one girl(Where my Syrian Descent begins). after sometime my great grandmother left back for Turkey and eventually sailed for Alexandria later in 1927 and she died a year later and her children settled and married in Egypt..

xXRyzonXx
10-25-2012, 05:27 PM
I know some of my ancestors moved to america as immigrants, but my side of the family stayed in norway.. so the rest were probably vikings i guess.

generallsj
10-25-2012, 06:05 PM
I am Korean and my ancestors was Korean from 5000 years ago.

freddie_1897
10-25-2012, 06:15 PM
i'm directly related to the tudor family

Lights Out Asia
10-25-2012, 07:38 PM
I know very little about my heritage. My father is French and my mother is Italian/Irish mix. The only cool piece of information that I know of is that my father's side is related to one of the people that would help Joan of Arc get suited up in her suit of armor, or something like that lol.

connor_bg
10-25-2012, 07:54 PM
I don't know my origins :D. Random villagers mixed through generations and here i am.

ACPrincess
10-25-2012, 09:51 PM
well im black so my ancestors were living in the jungel then became slaves, i no i have irish aswell thats because the irish slave person raped my great great great grandmother. my ancestroy isnt that cool LOL

MetalCreed
10-25-2012, 10:37 PM
Gujarat probably

The8bitAsian
10-25-2012, 11:05 PM
Jeffrey Chin Wong, (maybe you guys can find something interseting with my name that I dont know)My ancestral roots are mostly Chinese with a little Russian/Czech, Korean, and Mongolian. The farthest and most interesting I know about my roots is that I'm a direct bloodline from Qin Shi Huang. He was the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty and the one who had the plans to build the Great Wall of China. Another interesting thing is that I'm related to Bruce Lee by marriage. One of his great aunts married my mother's second cousin. The last thing I know about my roots might be not true or unsure. My mom told me that I might have been related to a Chinese gang boss, the Wa Ching. His name is Danny "Ah Pai" Wong, the leader of Wah Ching.

LightRey
10-25-2012, 11:19 PM
I am directly related to my grandfather, and he to his grandfather before him. It's tradition. :|

De Filosoof
10-25-2012, 11:19 PM
My ancestors come from the starsystem Zeta1 reticuli.
It's pretty close to my own starsystem Zeta2 reticuli actually...

Funbun777
10-26-2012, 12:33 AM
I'm mostly Irish (who immigrated to America in the 1920s)

But I also actually have some colonial American in me from what my family tells me I had an ancestor involved in the Salem witch trials (there's even a statue of her, may have been mentioned in the crucible) and also had family in the revolutionary war (atleast one of whom fought for the British) last but not least my great great great grandfather fought for the union in tha American civil war


Also there is a rumor in my family that one of my distant relatives was a new york police officer at the turn of the century who shot and killed the man who murdered dr. Beal (the man who invented the paddleball)

AllThatJuice
10-26-2012, 12:41 AM
India. I'm guessing in the past 100 years or so, my ancestors were mostly land owners or farmers and very recently (maybe during the mid 1900s) my grandparents migrated from India to the UK.

But going much more further back, I most likely have connections with warriors who took up arms against the Mughals when the Mughal relationship with Sikhs were severely strained....or Im related to drunks and thiefs. Who knows? But if I get to choose, I'll take the former.

n97e
10-26-2012, 01:12 AM
Don't know a whole lot about what my ancestors did, but on my mothers great grandmother was born in Germany and then moved over to Texas. I can trace my fathers side back to the 18th century when the first Eastland moved to America from Wales. His name was Joseph Eastland. William Mosby Eastland was the first Eastland in Texas after his neighbors convinced him to move (he lived in Tennessee). He fought in the Texas Revolution and was a Texas Ranger. This is from an article about him - At the battle of San Jacinto, according to Robert Hancock Hunter, when Sam Houston ordered that the killing of Mexican fugitives cease and that his men begin to take prisoners, Eastland responded, "Boys take prisoners, you know how to take prisoners, take them with the butt of guns, club guns, & said remember the Alamo remember Laberde [La Bahía], & club guns, right & left, & knock there brains out." After the Texas Revolution he became Texas Ranger and was the commander for a while. He later was captured by Mexicans and was the first to pull a black bean in the Black Bean Episode. The article is pretty interesting, if anyone wants to read it I'll link it here http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fea07

CalgaryJay
10-26-2012, 03:59 AM
Cool thread idea, haha man I love the history nerd out seshs that break out around here sometimes..

I'm of French, Irish, English & Welsh decent, though I totally look like my mom's southern French side. Been meaning to trace my history forever, don't know nearly enough.

The only real celeb I know in our family is from the French side, Samuel de Champlain, who's a big deal if you're Canadian, specifically French Canadian. He was a cartographer & navigator, who founded Quebec City in 1608; the oldest continually French inhabited settlement in the New World, and one of the oldest cities in Canada/U.S. He's also known as the "Father of New France". In a continent (north of Mexico anyway) where the vast majority's roots come from escaping Europe during WWII or around that time, I always found it cool how my family can claim to have been in the New World for over 400 years now.

Oh, another of Champlain's exploits involved him signing a treaty with a local First Nations chief, and then strangling him to death soon afterwards...so, yeah...Connor probably wouldn't have liked him had he been around then.

FinalJ1
10-26-2012, 04:35 AM
Nice thread.

On my fathers side I'm Choctaw Native American out of Louisiana. My fathers side of the family is dated back to the Louisiana Purchase. We escaped the Trail of Tears by being one of the first native families of Louisiana in the United States Military.

On my mothers side I'm French/Jew. My mothers family is from a small village in France call Obernai, sorry if I spelled it wrong. My grandfather and grandmother escaped France before the Nazis invaded. As soon as they hit America they settled in Hammond, Louisiana where they had 9 children, my mother being the youngest.

Oh and somehow I'm related to John Andre. The man who was Benedict Arnold's handler. I don't know how my mother and grand mother said it was distant.

BlackRose1809
10-26-2012, 04:35 AM
For me... I have NO clue of my roots! :3

Krayus Korianis
10-26-2012, 04:38 AM
Manchester England... More specifically, the Ancestor who created the family name has a statue in the city of Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Matthias Farnsworth (renamed Phaneuf when the Native tribes captured him and converted his name to French to ransom him off to the French government in Canada).

Most importantly I'm part Native American (Canadian side), French, French Canadian, Irish, English, American (Born in America), Scottish, German... Basically I am a Mutt. :D

monster_rambo
10-26-2012, 07:11 AM
All of our ancestry came from Africa. Or Adam and Eve, Jack & Jill, Tom & Dave, Dog & Cat or whatever stories you believe in.

projectpat06
10-26-2012, 07:46 AM
Well, my mom's parents are actually very, very distant cousins from one another (go figure I'm from Georgia) who both came from Scottish and Irish immigrants who came to America a little after the American Revolution. Apparently, a girl from one of the Scottish Royal clans eloped with an Irish Commoner many generations (obviously) before that and so began the long road from riches to rags haha. I'd have to go back and look at my Nana's old books and find the coat of arms and the actual name of the royal clan. There's also some British heritage in there considering my Nana's name is Doris Day (My papa used to always brag and lie saying he was dating the actress). My dad's family is from the Chicago area but his family is made of many different nationalities. I know they include include Polish, Dutch, Lithuanian, and British. My Dad's grandmother came through ellis island in the earlier 1900's from Poland and had her last name changed from something like Baucher?? to Baker to sound more "American" so to speak. I'd have to do some digging and asking to find out all the details.

NOLA_Assassin
10-26-2012, 08:19 AM
Icelandic and Scottish.

DarkDreamer95
10-26-2012, 08:58 AM
Indians, Indians. Nothing exotic -_-" Dunno anything about what my ancestors did though :P

SynysterSnyper
10-26-2012, 09:09 AM
I know that my ancestors came from wales somewhere. My last name is greenhalgh and someone there is a Greenhalgh Castle. A quick wikipedia name check and a lot of people with my name are football players in the English Premeir League which explains my love of soccer.

blackskillz
10-26-2012, 09:04 PM
I'm half from Suriname and half Pakistan.
Maybe there's a slight possibility my ancestor's were Hashashin's in Africa or Asia?

Hagis21
10-26-2012, 09:20 PM
Whoa I'm a descendant of Saladin!

Azula2005
10-26-2012, 10:35 PM
Well, from my dads side, my great, great, great, great grandpa Is Adolf Hitler. And from my moms, it's Josef Stalin.

I'm a currently engaged to Mussolini great, great, great, great granddaughter .

tweedehands
10-26-2012, 10:49 PM
Well, since my name is Alex Ibn-La'Ahad, I can't really put my finger on it...

Joking aside, I am pretty sure I have mainly Celtic roots. Though with a surname like Johnson, maybe some English in there? (As hard as that is to say!)

Matty7Ice
10-26-2012, 11:16 PM
I traced my father's side to 1700's Cork, Ireland and that is where my brick wall is but from that point forward they moved to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and were fishermen and boat builders. Then my 2 G grandfather was a Lobsterman in Marblehead, Massachusetts. On my mother's side my ancestor's trace back to 1500's Bayern, Germany. From that point forward they lived in Pennsylvania. My 6th G grandfather was in the 5th battalion of York, PA in the American Revolution.

hashhashin101
06-18-2013, 05:52 AM
I do not know much about my history except my 7th genration uncle is daniel boone on my fathers side and my great great grandpa on my mother side was a phillpino hawaiin chief of a tribe i try and learn more about my history hopeing to learn some along the road i have so many diffrent things to reseach my mothers hawaiin and mexican i have phillipino in me and mexican but my father side was from germany,italy,scottland and etc goodbye...
-safety and peace

CountessSzilagy
06-18-2013, 06:42 AM
Not sure if serious or just trolling...

So are you a socialite now since you have noble ancestry?

roostersrule2
06-18-2013, 06:51 AM
My grandmas cousin is Captain Barbossa, yea take that and I've never even watched a Pirates of the Caribbean film.

Sugar-Serpent
06-18-2013, 03:58 PM
I have Italian ancestry on my mother's side (my great-grandfather fought for Italy in one of the World Wars) and German ancestry on my father's side. Sadly I don't know how far back my family history goes, as I have no clue on how to find out about it. Any tips?

lothario-da-be
06-18-2013, 04:07 PM
I have no idea.

ArabianFrost
06-18-2013, 04:14 PM
I have Egyptian ancestry from my mother's and father's side. I also have Palestinian ancestry from my father's side. I don't know if we have anyone interesting in our family tree. Hope I can change that.

silvermercy
06-18-2013, 04:21 PM
100% Greek ancestry from both sides. Going way back, Macedonia (Olympus mountain area) & Crete from mother's side and Samos island (the island of the ancient Pythagoras mathematician) & Asia Minor from father's side.

This is the main beach I've been swimming almost every summer since I was little (in Samos island) :D: I even inherited a forest (you can slightly see it) in this area. LOL!!

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/33/19/12/filename-potami-beach.jpg

And this is where I usually drink some ice cold coffee:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/Karlovasi.JPG/800px-Karlovasi.JPG

Bastiaen
06-18-2013, 04:28 PM
This is fun. On my Dad's side, I'm mostly English, though to be fair, my father's line is actually quite American, having come to the colonies in 1630. But most of his other ancestors are English too. My mom's side is a lot more exciting. Before coming to America, we're from Wales, but that quickly splits into a Swedish line, which, because it was a noble line, had marriages from nations all over Europe, including all of the British Isles, Germany, France, the Swedish Royal family on all the way back to Godwulf, king of Asgard, born in 85 AD. It's really amazing what records exist out there to be found. Since I'm Mormon, my family is really into seeking out our geneology. I was just messing around in the system once and found a line that went back to 2nd century Rome, which was awesome of course. Check out familysearch.org. It might surprise you what you can find just messing around on the site.

poptartz20
06-18-2013, 05:32 PM
well... sadly I'm one of those people who have no clue of what my ancestry.as far as my grandmothers side I can trace it back to as far as georgia in the early 1800's and as far as my real grandfather, I actually haven't met him spoke to him once and know that he is an Indian mix I don't know of what tribe, he doesn't even like to acknowledge the fact of being Indian for some weird reason. So yeah, that's my story. woo.

It's awesome to see so many others though! I feel like there is an Assassins creed story in all of us! (hence the modern day setting in the new game BAM)

ArabianFrost
06-18-2013, 05:37 PM
This is fun. On my Dad's side, I'm mostly English, though to be fair, my father's line is actually quite American, having come to the colonies in 1630. But most of his other ancestors are English too. My mom's side is a lot more exciting. Before coming to America, we're from Wales, but that quickly splits into a Swedish line, which, because it was a noble line, had marriages from nations all over Europe, including all of the British Isles, Germany, France, the Swedish Royal family on all the way back to Godwulf, king of Asgard, born in 85 AD. It's really amazing what records exist out there to be found. Since I'm Mormon, my family is really into seeking out our geneology. I was just messing around in the system once and found a line that went back to 2nd century Rome, which was awesome of course. Check out familysearch.org. It might surprise you what you can find just messing around on the site.

I don't reckon I'd find Arabic ancestries there?

ArabianFrost
06-18-2013, 05:38 PM
well... sadly I'm one of those people who have no clue of what my ancestry.as far as my grandmothers side I can trace it back to as far as georgia in the early 1800's and as far as my real grandfather, I actually haven't met him spoke to him once and know that he is an Indian mix I don't know of what tribe, he doesn't even like to acknowledge the fact of being Indian for some weird reason. So yeah, that's my story. woo.

It's awesome to see so many others though! I feel like there is an Assassins creed story in all of us! (hence the modern day setting in the new game BAM)

I honestly hope I have some Salah el din in me.

Sugar-Serpent
06-19-2013, 08:16 PM
I've managed to do some research using the little resources I've found (most ancestry websites require fees). A lot of my ancestors on both the German and Italian sides of my family emigrated to the United States in the early 1800s. Still working on finding out more information, however.

Rugterwyper32
06-19-2013, 08:47 PM
I know I'm Spanish from my father's side (My grandfather's family escaped to France during the Spanish Civil War, part stayed there and part moved here to Guatemala). From Madrid, to be precise. Meanwhile, I'm Guatemalan from my mother's side (from my grandmother) and partly British from my grandfather. Apparently my great-great grandfather came over to Guatemala, had an affair here and that's how my great grandfather was born. Quite a story, I'm told.

I-Like-Pie45
06-19-2013, 08:51 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/2333254e304f98d49c4c79bc6168edce/tumblr_mfttgwmDzd1r5d9bqo1_500.jpg
Maybe there's some of those freak Mongolian, Vietnamese, or Korean blood somewhere in the timeline

Shahkulu101
06-19-2013, 08:54 PM
Born in Birmingham to a ginger mother. Though I am brown.

I-Like-Pie45
06-19-2013, 08:56 PM
Are you ashamed that you are part Ginger?

stingray110
06-19-2013, 08:57 PM
Bulgarian - Turkish - Mongolian - (Mom's side)
English - Irish - Scottish - Spanish - (Dad's side)

Shahkulu101
06-19-2013, 08:57 PM
Are you ashamed that you are part Ginger?
Nope :) A proud Scot yet an exotic Maldivian-I am natures whim.

Megas_Doux
06-19-2013, 09:11 PM
As far as I know, have to check in the animus lol, my ancestry is mostly Spaniard and Italian :D

Shahkulu101
06-19-2013, 09:35 PM
I am apparently related to Sir Thomas Lipton. He was the first to bring tea to Britain from the east.

silvermercy
06-19-2013, 09:44 PM
I am apparently related to Sir Thomas Lipton. He was the first to bring tea to Britain from the east.
I suppose he didn't meet Connor and also stayed away from Boston and those... tea parties! :p

LoyalACFan
06-19-2013, 09:47 PM
Everyone in my whole family was either a hermit or a criminal who lived sort of off-the-record in the Kentucky/Tennessee backwoods until my parents' generation, so there aren't that many materials to trace... The farthest back I've been able to trace my genealogy has been a man on my father's side (something like my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather) who was the bastard son of a French man and an Irish woman who came to the US on the same boat in the 1800s.

My family history isn't that great... we didn't spawn a respectable citizen until the 1900s. There have been like four or five murderers in my family tree :nonchalance:

Shahkulu101
06-19-2013, 09:48 PM
I suppose he didn't meet Connor and also stayed away from Boston and those... tea parties! :p

He was present at the time but was so deeply saddened by the mass disposal of tea he climbed the mast of the ship and jumped to his death... he held tightly on to a box of tea underwater, quietly sulking, until the bubbles finally stopped.

Yet another thing Ubisoft cut from the game.

silvermercy
06-19-2013, 09:54 PM
He was present at the time but was so deeply saddened by the mass disposal of tea he climbed the mast of the ship and jumped to his death... he held tightly on to a box of tea underwater, quietly sulking, until the bubbles finally stopped.

Yet another thing Ubisoft cut from the game.
aahahahaha!!!!

err... I mean my condolences...

I-Like-Pie45
06-20-2013, 01:46 AM
Everyone in my whole family was either a hermit or a criminal who lived sort of off-the-record in the Kentucky/Tennessee backwoods until my parents' generation, so there aren't that many materials to trace... The farthest back I've been able to trace my genealogy has been a man on my father's side (something like my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather) who was the bastard son of a French man and an Irish woman who came to the US on the same boat in the 1800s.

My family history isn't that great... we didn't spawn a respectable citizen until the 1900s. There have been like four or five murderers in my family tree :nonchalance:
Look on the bright side... if Animus tech is ever invented...

You'll have one hell of a time.

Killrbees17
06-20-2013, 04:40 AM
My fathers side comes from Iran and Turkey, My mother is from Jamaica.

LoyalACFan
06-20-2013, 07:07 AM
Look on the bright side... if Animus tech is ever invented...

You'll have one hell of a time.

Lol, this made my day XD

Kit572
06-20-2013, 08:15 AM
My grandmother would use to tell me that my father's side of the family descended from the vikings. But besides that, the only actual ancestor I know about is on my mother's side of the family, and he was a convict who came to Australia after stealing food because he was hungry. But that's pretty much all I know about him.

Oh, and his name was Edward :p


Look on the bright side... if Animus tech is ever invented...

You'll have one hell of a time.

lol...

BlizzKrut
06-20-2013, 09:58 AM
Wish I knew more about my ancestors >.>.
But I at least know the surname Bento besides from Portugal, also comes from Spain and Italy, who knows?

EDIT: Yes, I found something, not really from my family, but the surname Bento was originally from a noble family in Genoa (Italy) that later came to Portugal passing through the Canaries, please invent the Animus, please invent the Animus...

AC_Craig
06-20-2013, 12:11 PM
Mum is Scottish and my Dad Northern Irish and my Dad's parents are Scottish and Northern Irish. I would really like to trace my Dad's side back to at least the 1600's.

Bastiaen
06-20-2013, 06:56 PM
I don't reckon I'd find Arabic ancestries there?

It depends on what people have put on it. You can start with the family that you know, and then see if it links up to anything else on the database.