Are you descended from peasant stock?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 20, 2021 1:04 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 15, 2021 1:51 AM|
Not on this board. Everyone here is high-born.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 15, 2021 1:52 AM|
Newfie/irish so 100 percent peasant!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 15, 2021 1:53 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 15, 2021 1:57 AM|
In all likelihood, yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 15, 2021 2:03 AM|
Yes - my great-great Grandfather was a hired laborer in Denmark.
He moved to the U.S., saved money, bought his own farm and became a locally prominent citizen.
Once upon a time, the American dream was real.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 15, 2021 2:03 AM|
100% peasant stock and pretty sure my family's under a gypsy curse.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 15, 2021 2:03 AM|
Yes Southern Italy and County Mayo Ireland
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 15, 2021 2:04 AM|
Yes. Why not? Salt of the earth & all. And damn proud of it.
Although my pedophile, serial rapist maternal grandfather was a Radziwill pronounced Radzivił around the house. To avoid kidnap & constriction into the Russian army that rich bitch noble side of the family shipped his sorry ass to the good old USA. He unfortunately copulated with granny & produced his own crop of sexual abuse victims. Including me. I'm sure he is burning in hell right now. When I die I will ask St. Peter if I can go down briefly to light 2 Gauloises on the flames he is screaming in. One for me & one for St. Pete. Pete loves a good smoke, so I've heard
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 15, 2021 2:14 AM|
Yes, Mennonites who originated in Switzerland, but lived in a couple other countries for a few hundred years, most recently Russia, before moving here.
I have cankles. I notice a lot of Mennonite stock do. My ancestors would have needed them to trudge behind the plow in the tundra. I'm guessing all the ankles of the womenfolk who weren't so amply blessed must have snapped like toothpicks in the half-frozen mud, thus taking themselves out of the gene pool.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 15, 2021 2:22 AM|
Yeah, coal miners on my Ma's side, father side I arent too sure
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 15, 2021 2:48 AM|
It depends - all my ancestors were poor laborers on the border of England and Scotland. But tons of the women in my family had illegitimate kids while working on big estates - who knows how many of them were sired by the lord of the manor (or his sons)?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 15, 2021 2:49 AM|
Very much so.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 15, 2021 2:50 AM|
Yep -- descended from genuine barefoot grape-stompers.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 15, 2021 2:51 AM|
I am the grandson of a Balkan goatheard.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 15, 2021 2:52 AM|
Thieves, thieves, tramps and thieves!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 15, 2021 2:53 AM|
Yes. Scottish and Irish -- no money, but good with words. Too lazy to write the great American best-selling novel, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 15, 2021 2:57 AM|
Yes, German farmers on one side, Scotts peasants on the other. Not an aristocrat anywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 15, 2021 3:05 AM|
Well, uh...technically if you go far back enough I'm related to Charlemagne.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 15, 2021 3:15 AM|
Yep, serfs and peasants all the way back. No inbred royal blood in me. I come from a very long line of absolute nobodies. I did my family tree at Ancestry dot com and they gave me a refund
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 15, 2021 3:15 AM|
^ I did find out that I'm so common that I'm related to Madonna and no I will not introduce that guy with a Rocco fetish to my little cousin
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 15, 2021 3:23 AM|
We probably all are if you go back a few generations. It's nice to imagine medieval knights and Revolutionary War soldiers and aristocrats in our past, but mostly it was dumb fucks digging up turnips and thanking God they get to live another day.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 15, 2021 3:26 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 15, 2021 3:29 AM|
Yes and when they got here they became criminals.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 15, 2021 3:29 AM|
^ Are you a Trump?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 15, 2021 3:32 AM|
No thankfully my family were bookies and loan sharks. Since the 50s there’s just been a few petty thieves.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 15, 2021 3:34 AM|
Partially. I've got everyone from farmers, to laborers, to royalty in my family tree. I've researched it extensively over the years. The most fun are the n'e'er- do- wells. We have one that stole school funds and absconded to Mexico in the 1890s. He was a wife-beater too, quite the cad.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 15, 2021 3:34 AM|
Hardworking ladies of the night.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 15, 2021 3:37 AM|
R22, I actually do have a Revolutionary War soldier in my background. But he was a farmer, so.
Yes, peasants all around. I’ve got strong muscular shapely legs from the Lithuanian branch, and the tall and slender from the Hungarian branch.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 15, 2021 3:46 AM|
I'm descended from PHEASANT stock.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 15, 2021 3:47 AM|
Mom’s family were aristocrats from Russia pre revolution ; dad’s family were donkey riders from Calabria Italy.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 15, 2021 3:55 AM|
Irish Indentured Servants, baby!!! Fuck off Reparations Grifters! We were here first!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 15, 2021 3:58 AM|
I will say, your mom's family might have some really interesting stories r31. That would be cool. I still say go back far enough ... but still, go back near enough and there are definitely some interesting lives going on.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 15, 2021 4:01 AM|
I'm not a pheasant plucker, I'm a pheasant plucker's son
I'm only plucking pheasants 'till the pheasant plucker comes.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 15, 2021 4:04 AM|
Grandad was a bootlegger.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 15, 2021 4:08 AM|
Papa was a rollin' stone.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||September 15, 2021 4:16 AM|
My ancestors are straight up Welsh trash and i couldn't care less. I'm American and proud of it, regardless of what my DNA says.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 15, 2021 4:26 AM|
"Grandad was a bootlegger. "
Italian, huh? All my Italian ancestors made wine in the basement
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 15, 2021 4:28 AM|
The earliest ancestor I could isolate was a man from Ireland who fell off a boat in the Hudson Bay.
My mother’s side is Italian. They drove truck. Veterans.
Dad’s side is Irish farmers. Half were mutilated from farm equipment, or electrocuted.
I am an American Catastrophe.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||September 15, 2021 4:35 AM|
Lets be real most non peasants are inbred.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 15, 2021 4:37 AM|
My father i was born in 1941 and is from the Mexican state of Nayarit, which at the time was mostly rural, with towns where it seemed everyone knew your business. My father's birthplace was of humble people with very little education. Sometime ago, I went on Google maps and looked up my father's birthplace, it's still very rural and humble.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 15, 2021 4:38 AM|
No, Irish R38. This went beyond bathtubs. There were stills. There was territory. There were guns. And there was jail.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 15, 2021 5:25 AM|
We all are OP. Before that we were all hunters and gatherers.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 15, 2021 6:40 AM|
Idk. This is obviously a cat nip thread for all the pathetic elder gays who think we care what they are. Scottish, Irish or whatever the fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 15, 2021 6:48 AM|
Yes. Sicily, Slovakia, N. Ireland, and Cornwall.
I go barefoot in my house always. I like "peasant" food.
I'm of peasant stock and I'm okay.
I sleep all night and I read all day.
I watch TV, I eat my lunch,
I go to the lavatory.
On Wednesdays I go visit my home-bound friend 'til three!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 15, 2021 6:50 AM|
Lol! No. It sounds like all your families lived in my family’s villages!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 15, 2021 7:09 AM|
Of course I am, the great percentage of Yugislav people were peasants. Even Tito and Tesla were born in villages.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 15, 2021 11:50 AM|
There was a thread a few weeks ago about celebrities your parents hated, and there were tons of replies from people with stories like, "Mom would see Sandy Duncan on a commercial and say, 'What is that HOOR doing on my tee vee?!'" so I think the frequent DL claim of being born to class is a bit exaggerated.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 15, 2021 11:55 AM|
R 44..Aww You're a bastard, literally. Abandoned at birth in a cardboard box behind a dumpster cause you were too uglee for Mommy to raise. I'm so sorry. Know how much this is hurting you. Have another cocktail, an edible, a pill, a bong hit..then bugger off. Don't like the thread..Bye.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 16, 2021 2:15 AM|
Both of my mother's parents were born in Ireland before the turn of the 20th century, so the answer would be ABSOFUCKINLUTELY. And even though I'm a well-educated person with a job in academia, it gives me great satisfaction to work the earth and to grow potatoes, beans, tomatoes, and cabbages, and to plant fruit trees and vines and tend them, so I guess this apple didn't fall far from the tree.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 16, 2021 6:40 AM|
My paternal grandfather was a notorious pig thief during WWIi so yeah.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 16, 2021 6:47 AM|
^ He couldn't even manage a horse? Oh, what's WWIi? Is that the Wi-Fi war?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 17, 2021 6:46 PM|
I've got a lot of chicken stock in me at the moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 17, 2021 6:54 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 17, 2021 6:55 PM|
Obviously you are OP. And you type fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 17, 2021 6:56 PM|
Porch-dwelling, Appalachian coal miners on Ma’s side. Pa is farmers from Tennessee. Giddy up.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 17, 2021 7:03 PM|
Dang R56 you're a real hillbilly!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 17, 2021 7:12 PM|
Cops and plumbers on the Irish side, carpenters on the German side
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 17, 2021 7:14 PM|
Not Blanche. Dorothy told me her mother was a slut
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 17, 2021 7:50 PM|
Not peasants, but coal miners and skilled artisans.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 17, 2021 8:04 PM|
Indentured servants on my mother's side, and on my dad's another Calabria! Calabria must have been a sewer pipe from hell since so many left.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 17, 2021 9:45 PM|
Mother’s side was Irish. My great grandparents both worked in service on a great estate in Donegal. My father’s side were poor tenant farmers from Nairn in the North of Scotland. They all ended up in Glasgow.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 17, 2021 9:52 PM|
Well, not Exactly peasant, Slavic Gypsies, Cigani. The lowest of the low in Eastern Europe, but the most fun & best fucks. The only folks who would hang out with us in daylight, The Jews who were also being persecuted to the max. 23 & Me revealed lots of Jew in our family tree. Guess there was a bit more than just hanging out. The persecution continued even in the US. We were not allowed to settle in New Jersey & had to roam just like in Europe. But, that's OK we put the Gypsy curse on them for doing that to us. Know what the Curse is: there will only one dick that will fill your hole properly. You may have to search your whole life & never find it. If you do find it & can't keep it, then you are really fucked, because you will never find it again & will search & search, totally frustrated for that Dick of Death that you lost. So, yeah don't fuck with us, unless you want to be dickmatized. You better meet us at the door when we knock with some bread & salt. We like eggs, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 20, 2021 12:25 AM|
OP, this is an American site. If you want to hear from people who aren't descended from peasants, you need to post somewhere European.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 20, 2021 12:28 AM|
100% southwest England peasant stock on both sides. So peasanty our family genetics were mapped by some BBC/university (can't remember which one, it only involved older relatives back in the UK) genealogy project a few years ago investigating, iirc to what extent Anglo vs Celtic blood (also Viking etc.) could still be linked to place in England. Father's side were all apple growers/cider makers in rural Somerset. Mother's side soldiers and labourers from Devon.
It's weird being in that part of England. I've stood in a church graveyard where most of the stones bear my family's (rare, peasanty) surname. I've gazed out over valleys my people must have been gazing out over for 100s of years. And yet my heart is Canadian, and it beats for a land I technically don't belong to.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 20, 2021 1:00 AM|
I'm low born gutter trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 20, 2021 1:03 AM|
R64- George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were Americans and were Aristocrats.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 20, 2021 1:04 AM|