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Ancestral meaning

ancestral - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor
  2. 2. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate.
  3. 3. Relating to ancestors; descending from ancestors.

ancestral - examples of usage

  1. And thus a direct descendant of Rebecca Nurse was again placed to preside over the ancestral farm, and to their descendants it belongs to- day.
  2. Owing to his mother's capricious reluctance to give the necessary information without reserve, and to the law's delay, his first child was born some time before his succession was fully established and the doors of his ancestral hall opened to him.
  3. Miss Yonge also is at fault: " The old name of Bethia, to be found in various English families, probably came from an ancestral Beth on either Welsh, Scots, or Irish sides."
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