Your Background

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Discus-Tang, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    I'd love to hear where all you guys came from (not where you are).

    I'm actually 1st. gen. Aussie. Was born here but shortly moved back to Ireland for a few years. All of my family is Irish but some uncles/Aunts moved to Canada, USA, Spain & UK.

    In 189? a.d my great x3 Aunt went missing in NYC.Spooky...

  2. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Creepy... yes. I really have no clue but I may have been born in Hawaii? Now I'm in Colorado. Nothing interesting. My friend though has lived everywhere(ish). She was born in Alabama, moved to Georgia, Moved to 3 other states, moved to Colorado, moved to New Zealand, moved to Colorado again, and now that's the present.

  3. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Aussie. Family originally from Portugal on both sides.

  4. dwarfpufferloverWell Known MemberMember

    German Heritage farmers in USA lol
  5. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Haha, thanks for not saying "Im German" and instead saying that you have got German heritage. Phew! People aren't German unless they are a registered citizen of Germany! Whenever someone says "I'm [Origin]" I respond with "Nice. When did you move from [Country]?" The response is hilarious
  6. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    Great paternal grandparents immigrated from Alsace, France. One great aunt fell overboard on way to USA at age 4 and lost at sea. Maternal great grandparents from Ireland.
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  7. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Wow! Quite a story! My grandfather was a Swedish guy, and during WWII he was taken prison by the brits and they ripped all his teeth out because they thought he was Norwegian. Mind you, the Swedish were neutral
  8. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    How sad!!! Now THAT’S a story!
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  9. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    I have german heritage as well, My german grand parents moved to Canada many years ago. They are now Canadian citizens.
  10. RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

  11. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I was born right where I live today.
    My grandmother is German, and I have German, and part Cherokee Indian in my blood as well.
  12. Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah, I was gonna say in my post that you are not [Country] if your predecessors arrived more than 5 generations ago.

    I thought Norway were allies?
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  13. SeasoldierWell Known MemberMember

    Norway was occupied by the Germans for much of the war, the Norwegians were considered our allies, indeed many Norwegians escaped & fled to Britain joining the fight back against Germany from here, quite why this gentleman would have had his teeth ripped out by Brits if they thought him Norwegian escapes me unless they believed he was a collaborator or a spy & were interrogating him.
  14. SeasoldierWell Known MemberMember

    My family name (Fryatt) is from East Anglia & is a derivative of the Saxon old english freóriht (a Freeman with commoners rights). I was born & bred in Lowestoft but now live near Harlech in North Wales, my father was from Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire & he met my mother when he was billeted in Lowestoft after being evacuated from Dunkirk in WW2 & settled there after the war. My great great grandfather was from East Anglia, went to Milford Haven to work, met my GG grandmother & settled there, then I met my wife whilst serving in the Royal Marines & ended up back in Wales where she's from originally, talk about boomeranging :)
  15. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    My parents grew up in Vietnam and lived 5 minutes(walking) from each other! They didn’t know each other though. Then, the Fall of Saigon happened. My grandfather on my dad’s side was taken to prison for being part of the Southern army. My mom was put in jail for trying to escape. My dad and most of his family escaped on a military boat to later end up in Alabama. Then, his brother got a job in Houston and he moved to where I was born. My mom went to California with some of her family. Most of her family is still in Vietnam today. Then, both of my parents flew to Seattle(From Houston and California respectively) and met each other there.
  16. JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    In West Philadelphia, born and raised
    On the playground is where I spent most of my days
    Chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool
    And all shootin' some b-ball outside of the school
    When a couple of guys who were up to no good
    Started makin' trouble in my neighborhood
    I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
    And said "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air".
  17. xloeValued MemberMember

    That's a holla to the 90s kids if I ever heard one
  18. Dawn MicheleWell Known MemberMember

    IM an Italian girl from Queens New York!!!!
  19. FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Mom is from Hong Kong and my Dad was from Taishan, China...Dad came to America in the early 50's and became a chef and eventually owned own his restaurant.
  20. FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Wow! I had a fun time reading that!

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