Genealogy (the study of one's ancestry) has been an interest since 1984. Once knowing very little past my grandparents' generation, I now have a wealth of information, tracing some lines back to the 1500s.
Ancestral Origins and Primary Surnames
Paternal Grandfather (William Arthur Dee, Sr.): Irish (Dee, Foley, Kirby), Scottish (Brown, Cowie, Duncan, Elder, Forbes, Gammie, Grant, Hood, Lourance, Mackintosh, Murdoch, Murray, Reidford, Wilson), Swiss (Hilchey)
Paternal Grandmother (Stella Gruber): Jewish [from what is now Poland and Ukraine] (Gruber, Heisler, Schreiber)
Maternal Grandfather (Neal Eldred Crawford): Irish (Hayes), Ulster Scots (Caldwell, Crawford), Scottish (Cummings, Lyon, Mealman), Welsh (Evans, Vaughn), English (Mynatt, West, Woodruff), German (Crantzdorf/Grindstaff, Holstine), Finnish (Mullikka)
Maternal Grandmother (Gladys Ione Sanders): Irish (Daugherty, Kelley, Wright), Ulster Scots (Patterson), English (Boude, Churchman, Gatchell, Hanner, Moore, Sanders, Seary, Stone, Vernon, Wilcox, Workman, Worley), German (Snyder), Dutch (Ammerman, Vanderbilt), French (Carlier, DePlanque, Fauconnier, Monfort, Moreau), Belgian (Van Arsdale/Van Orsdall).