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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceStandards & Testing · 8 months ago

If someone is english and their nan is Irish, is there ANY possible chance they are still 100 percent english?

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  • 8 months ago

    pretty clearly depends on whether the Irish nan is Irish by ethnicity (Gaelic) or by nationality. It also depends on how broadly you define the term "english". The history of ethnic inmigration into and across the British Isles is fairly complex so there is a lot of interrelationship among the different populations.

    Strictly speaking, it is very unlikely that one of the near forebears could be of a different nationality (even in terms of citizenship rather than ethnic origins) and still not have contributed some new (external) ethnic ancestry via intermarriage.

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  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    What is a “nan”? Grandmother or nanny?

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