If you love learning about ancestry and heritage, you absolutely have to have a look at this amazing map posted by Jessica Jerreat on the Mail Online. It shows the ancestry of every county in the whole United States!
This fascinating map shows the ancestry of people in every single county in the United States. It shows the heritage of 317 million modern Americans. The different clusters also indicate where immigrants from different countries settled when they arrived in America. The biggest ancestry grouping appears to be of German descent, with as many as 50 million Americans having German heritage. The second biggest grouping is of African American descent, at roughly 40 million people.
This fantastic map also includes many other peoples, such as Mexican, Irish, English, French, Italian and Polish. Some people are not sure of their heritage, so they listed it as ‘American’. Others did so because they know that they are descended from the original settlers.
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41,284,752 Black or African Americans
- Daily Mail UK: The map that shows where America came from: Fascinating illustration shows the ancestry of EVERY county in the US
- Business Insider: The Largest Ancestry Groups In The United States