ancestry noun

ADJ. common The two species have developed from a common ancestry. | Celtic, French, etc.

VERB + ANCESTRY claim, have, share She shares a common ancestry with the Queen. | trace We can trace our ancestry back to the 16th century.

ANCESTRY + VERB date/go/reach/stretch back to The firm claims an ancestry dating back to 1727.

PHRASES be of French, German, etc. ancestry He is of Chinese ancestry.