family line

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: line - people descended from a common ancestorfamily line - people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
people - members of a family line; "his people have been farmers for generations"; "are your people still alive?"
homefolk - the people of your home locality (especially your own family); "he wrote his homefolk every day"
house - aristocratic family line; "the House of York"
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
gens, name - family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
blood line, bloodline, ancestry, lineage, pedigree, stemma, line of descent, parentage, blood, origin, descent, stock, line - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
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Frank manages to trace his family line back to his 10 x great-grandfather, who was a knight in the Tudor court.
SIXTH Form Experience at Nunthorpe Academy student Nagaeswari Nagendar, 18, of Middlesbrough, hopes to continue the family line of doctors after gaining A*s in maths, biology and chemistry and securing her place to study medicine at Newcastle University.
At first we were unable to trace William's family line with any certainty.
Eric Milligan said: 'She said she had been curious about her family line because she was adopted.
Today's prisoners provide free labor, and with long sentences, these young men are not able to continue their family line.
It's sad when these things happen, but there really wasn't anything that could be done," said trainer Mick Puzey yesterday, "hopefully one or more of her daughters will keep the family line going.
He has returned to Guadeloupe to face this history and to die, ending the curse by ending the family line.
There are two controversial lines of thought about Sivapithecus: Some scientists argue that it was an early African ape and human ancestor that migrated to Asia, while others contend it developed along a separate family line that led to Asian orangutans.
a popular WLS Radio personality during Chicago's Golden Age of radio in the late '30s -- had succeeded in tracing his family line back to "Cashie" John Acree, Sr.
Mrs Lillystone's maternal family line was Philip Hodgson (uncle) and Dorothy Hodgson (grandmother).
She hails from Liverpool descended from a family line that includes executioners and rag-and-bone men.

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