WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
an•ces•try /ˈænsɛstri/USA pronunciation  n., pl.  -tries.
  1. [countable, usually singular] the group of people from whom someone descended:had an ancestry of Puritan settlers.
  2. [uncountable] line of descent; lineage:of Chinese ancestry.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

ancestry /ˈænsɛstrɪ/ n ( pl -tries)
  1. lineage or descent, esp when ancient, noble, or distinguished
  2. ancestors collectively

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