Where In The World…?

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Where in the World...

Where in the world are you from?

Really.

Where?  I want to know!

Take me, little old me….

I was born in the UK, in the lovely city of Birmingham, it’s wonderful, really!

I spent 6 years living in Kingston-Upon-Thames, then I married and am now in Kent.

But my links are not just UK based.

I am British, but not English, if that makes sense…

I am Indian, born to Indian parents.

But they are not straight forward Indians either!

They were both born in Kenya, Africa.

Their parents before them were born in India.

So that’s the UK, Kenya, and India that I have my roots in.

But my international familial connections don’t end there.

My brother is married to a Finnish girl, and they live in Finland.

My mother’s brothers families live in Australia.

My Pops has a sister in America.

My Mum has family in Canada.

My Pops’ nephew lives in Uganda.

We have spread to Norway too!

So many different places around the world… There are more too, but I can’t remember them off-hand!

I’d love to know where you are all from, and which other international connections you have too!

  • Write a post, link it back to mine with a ping back, telling me all about where you are from,  and I will share it too!
  • Title it “Where In The World…?” and you can use my little image too if you want!
  • Share this post too if you want!

I love how we can make this world a little smaller by sharing!

 

103 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Geetha B
    Apr 09, 2016 @ 05:23:01

    Born in Algeria to an Indian father and Tunisian mother. My dad’s family was French Indian but onlu because France had colonised Pondicery though his family is all over the world including France, the US, Canada, Australia, Japan and a few others I can’t remember. My mom’s family has roots in Turkey as well and is spread out in Turkey, Egypt, France, Germany, Austria, Canada, etc 😀

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  2. Smiling Notes
    Apr 09, 2016 @ 03:50:43

    Wow Ritu.. You have family all over the world.. All the more reasons for you to travel 😜 I was born and brought up in Mumbai, India. Now staying in the US. Many of of my relatives are also spread out in the US, Canada, UK, NZ etc.

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  3. Lucinda E Clarke
    Apr 08, 2016 @ 12:56:04

    Mother born in China to British parents, I was born in Dublin Ireland. Lived in 8 different countries with kids in the UK, Australia and I’m in Spain.

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  4. Ompong
    Apr 07, 2016 @ 03:13:08

    Your family tree is indeed, multi-national and multi-cultural. But as they say, we are all earth-bound regardless of where you are. 🙂

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  5. amommasview
    Apr 07, 2016 @ 02:22:00

    Hey, that’s a fantastic idea. Happy to join you too.

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  7. Pascale LeBrasseur
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 20:21:38

    Hello Ritu,
    This is a great post, I was born and raised in the only French province of Canada (Québec). One of my mom’s great uncle spent a lot of time working on the family tree and found that the first Canadian relative came from France many generations ago. On my dad’s side, we can’t trace back. My theory is that we come from the Acadians that were deported by the English. Many crossed the bay of Chaleur and changed names as to not be found. That could explain some of the mystery there.

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  9. Elissa
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 19:28:26

    I’m in RI, USA, but my best friend lives in Bristol, England and was born in Aracaju, Brazil. 🙂 My mom was born in FL, USA and my dad in CT, USA. My dad’s ancestors are from England and I hear there is a Butson’s boatyard (my last name is Butson)

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  11. Lisa A.
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 18:20:05

    This is cool Ritu! Let’s see…I was born and raised in El Paso,Texas. My mom and her parents were also born and raised in El Paso. My father is from Chihuahua/Ciudad, Juarez, Mexico. He became an American citizen. My father’s parents were also from Chihuahua. My great grandparents were from Michoacán and Durango, Mexico. My other ancestors were from Mexico and Spain. Some were also of Jewish descent. We’re also said to have some Native American blood in there somewhere.

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  13. Hira
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 12:56:52

    So am from Assam , state from east India . If you know anyone from assam , you would also know .. , unlike other Indians , how shy we are to venture out of Assam and settle anywhere else.
    We love our slow , very-slow , terribly rainy , terribly hot place digging our hands full into rice and fish curry. I can safely say my last 7 generations have been from Assam , none have ever ventured out of state , let alone country. But my father did come out of Assam and traveled across India for Job and If it count’s I have visited some part of Europe and Australia on my job.

    Now , am born Hindu married an atheist , non-practicing Muslim with a cool family from southern India settled in west India.Hindu married to a muslim ..we are quite an interesting couple in our Indian society 😉

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  14. Erika Kind
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 06:59:55

    That is an absolute lovely idea, Sis! That way you truly make this world a smaller place!

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  15. Ann GrubbsnCritters
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 06:10:52

    This is cool, Ritu. Definitely an inspiration for a post especially since I’m a mutt. My kids are bigger mutts! 😉 will be linking back to you. 😊

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  16. New Journey
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 05:50:59

    Born in Easter Washington State, a little town called Chewelah, still is a little town, moved to the Olympic National Park in Western Washington and lived there for several years…6-7 years the moved (my folks) to Point Reyes California, it is a National Park also…stayed in Calif but moved to Petaluma, graduated from school there, college, married, child….then divorce..off to an Island in Alaska, Prince of Wales Island, town of Craig Alaska…..didn’t stay long, back to Santa Rosa Ca. remarried, son, divorced, lived alone for over 13 years, remarried my current sweetheart, still have a home in Santa Rosa, and now reside in Yuma Az…checking out the life in the desert….so there you have it in a short, simple paragraph…my life!!! LOL lots of reading between the lines however…..LOL

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  17. ghostmmnc
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 23:16:33

    Sure is interesting to see everyone’s heritage. I’m from Texas, live in TX now, but have travelled, to Europe (Germany, England, Ireland, France) and to Japan, courtesy of U.S. Army (husband) … I have German, and Irish ancestors, and one great-grandmother was full blood Native American Indian (Blackfoot) …that’s all I know of. Fun post! 🙂

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  18. vanbytheriver
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 20:30:11

    Father’s family from Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Mother’s from Ireland, Germany. Husband’s family from Scotland, Germany and Poland.
    We have had the gypsy life. Pennsylvania>Utah>Michigan>New York>Maryland>South Carolina>Pennsylvania. ❤️

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  19. fancypaperblog
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 19:27:30

    Born in Ireland. Parents from Ireland. Grandparents in Ireland! One uncle who moved to Long Beach California. I think I can go back being Irish until the Normans came!

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  20. tjt072
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 18:55:50

    I live in Denver, Colorado, USA. I was born and raised in California. I moved to Colorado in 93′. I am Mexican, Irish, Dutch, Portuguese. I haven’t been anywhere outside the US.

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  21. Chris White
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 17:35:07

    Born near (but not in) the bus station at St. Albans. At a few months old me and my sister were discovered locked in a wardrobe and taken into care. Later adopted and lived in Barnet. Now living on Corfu having arrived there via Kew Gardens, Norfolk, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Canada and Holland.

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  22. Dorinda Duclos
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 17:13:23

    Oh Fun!! I currently live in NJ, in fact I’ve always lived in NJ, except when I was a baby, then I lived in Brooklyn, NY. My parents are from Brooklyn, my grandparents are from Brooklyn (mom’s side), their parents from Italy, My paternal grandmother was from Italy. So there ya have it, I am 100% Italian!! I married a Canadian French, who was born in the states, his family comes from Canada & France. Hubby has many nationalities on his side, including Native American, Polish, Irish, too many to list. So my kids are technically mutts LOL but I tell them the better half is Italian (since it’s 50%) 😉

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    • Ritu
      Apr 05, 2016 @ 18:01:20

      Ha! A true medley Dorinda!
      See I’m technically fully Indian but the locations my family have lived at has changed…
      But my brothers little boy is half Indian Punjabi half Finnish. .. so Finndian or Finnjabi!!!!

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  23. Caroline Cairn
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 16:32:49

    I was born in France from French parents, I now live in the Highlands of Scotland. My auntie has lived in San Francisco since her twenties, my cousin is in Martinique. Aaaand that’s it. I married a French man who I met in Ireland. Does that count?

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  24. Linda
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 16:13:38

    Very cool post! It’s amazing how far our roots can go – I live in southern NJ USA; one grandmother was from Ireland; grandfather from Poland; one great grandparent was Welsh; the other German; and I am married to a Panamanian ( I lived in Panama for two years) – small world! 🙂

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  25. colinandray
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 16:09:09

    Birmingham, Moseley Rd (nr Cannon Hill Park) > Peterborough > Cardiff > Peterborough > Toronto > Mississauga > Oakville. 🙂

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  26. Kunal Thakore
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 15:37:00

    Bombay, India, all the way!

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  27. incahootswithmuddyboots
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 15:26:14

    Great idea Ritu! I will work on a post and link it back to you! 😊

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  28. Jerrod
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 14:55:32

    I was born in the Philippines and living still in the Philippines. My parents were both living here. I also have some Spanish blood because my grandfather from my mother’s side is half Spanish.

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  29. LydiaA1614
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 14:52:17

    I was born in Canada and so were my parents. My Mother’s Dad was from England (Leeds) and her Mother was from Cork, Ireland. My Dad’s parents were born in Canada as was his Mom’s Father. However, His Dad’s Father was from the U.S. and Mother from England. I know there is a bit of Scottish and French in there somewhere but it is quite far back.

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  30. Charles Yallowitz
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 14:50:13

    Born in New York State in the US, lived in Florida for a bit, and back to where I started. Most of my family has always been in the New York City and Long Island area.

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  31. ladyleemanila
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 14:47:28

    hi Ritu 🙂 we used to live in Birmingham, such a lovely city. Anyway, I was born in the Philippines, with some Spanish blood as my Granddad’s half Spanish. Him Indoors is British, from Coventry. His mother’s from Lithuania, but was brought up in Glasgow. HRH the son is getting married to his beautiful K, who is Indian. My sister’s married to a Canadian/Scottish. Cheers for now ❤

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  32. The V Pub
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 14:35:34

    My parents are/were from Italy, and I live in the US. I like to travel by train. 😉

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  33. Somali K Chakrabarti
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 14:35:11

    Born in Lucknow, grown in Delhi, settled in Mumbai 🙂

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  34. Judy Martin
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 14:33:18

    I was born in Somerset in the UK, I currently live in Kent too, but have also lived in many other parts of the UK.
    My parents are both English but I believe my mum has some Spanish on her side! My brother lives in Kuala Lumpur now in Malaysia but one of my nephews was born in Hong Kong where they lived before it was reclaimed.
    My ex-husband was Turkish and my daughter is half-Turkish.I think that is all the foreign connections we have, but who knows?!!! 🙂

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  35. gigglingfattie
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 14:32:41

    Born in Canada to Canadian parents, but I currently live in South Korea. Have to go back quite a few generations to get out of Canada to find relatives in the UK and Germany.

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  36. ladieswholunchreviews
    Apr 05, 2016 @ 14:25:34

    Wow, we are very boring, just in the states. But both sets of grandparents came from Europe, Poland and Czechoslovakia.

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