Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ancestry

2 senses of ancestry

Sense 1
lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock -- (the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors")
       => genealogy, family tree -- (successive generations of kin)

Sense 2
ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation -- (inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline)
       => inheritance, hereditary pattern -- ((genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents)

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