If my dad and grandma were both born in Canada but my grandfather was born in the US, does that mean I am part Canadian?

They are all US citizens and all my ancestors after my grandma came from other places.

If so how much would the percentage be?


The basis for this calculation comes from Determining ethnicity according to ancestry? and the way I would describe your ethnicity depends on how many generations of ancestors you wish to include.

I would assume that any ancestors you do not mention were born in the same country as the ancestor that came after them. This would make you, by my calculation:

  • 50% Unknown from your mother (and her unspecified ancestors)
  • 25% US from your paternal grandfather
  • 25% Canadian from your paternal grandmother

Such calculations are interesting as we start to examine who we think we are, but I suggest trying to uncover your genealogy and family history using the many techniques that are the subject of the Q&As on this site, in order to discover the really interesting mix that you, like all of us, will be.

  • My moms side comes from Germany and I am not sure when that ended cause my moms parents are american and I think so are her grandparents. Plus my dad always talks about how I am romanian cause I do have ancestors from there and I think it ended when my great grandparents came over to north america after that I have no clue. Sep 16 '16 at 0:05
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    – PolyGeo
    Sep 16 '16 at 0:27

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