From what I have learned so far (through family sources as well as research) my ancestry is as follows:
My mother's side is all Italian. My great grandparents and great great grandparents (as the case may be) all came to the US in the late 1800s/early 1900s, from the areas of Sicily, Minturno, Salerno, and Puglia.
My father's side is a bit more varied. My great great grandfather who carried my last name came from Switzerland in the late 1800s, probably somewhere around 1880 though I'm not sure exactly. The woman he married came from Ireland.
Four of my great great great grandparents came from Ireland as well on my grandfather's mother's side, probably in the mid 1800s.
On my paternal grandmother's side I have a line of Denisons who have been here since the 1700s and whom I have not been able to trace back to a country of origin yet. They were in Connecticut as far back as I've gone (later moved to NY), but I don't believe they are related to the famous Denisons of Mystic, CT. And one of my great great great grandmothers on that side, of the surname Orr, came from England around the early-mid 1800s.
I've also got a great great grandmother with the surname Hawkins, born in 1875 NY who I can't get past, so I'm not sure where her family is from.
Finally I've got two great great grandparents who both came from England around the late 1800s.
This post has been edited by TartanFox on 03-Feb-2014, 03:50 PM