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    US Ancestries

    ...most common origin of family names in each state: easy to understand why tRump fears Mexican immigration...

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    Where are the Jewish ones ?

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    ^^interesting graphic, TC.

    Yup, lots of Filipinos in Hawaii. Many of them immigrated to the US during the late 70s to 80s, during the time of Pres. Marcos. Lots of PI farmers went there to plant pineapples - it was a gov't cooperation thing.

    Lots of Filipinos too in California, probably 2nd & 3rd generation migrants now. But loads more Mexicans, which is understandable.

    I've also heard of many PI-Mexican marriages - similar culture, religion, etc.

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    Very interesting and it makes sense. My family is German and the migrated through Virginia, on to Pennsylvania then to Iowa and finally on to Washington. So the map makes sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    Lots of Filipinos too in California, probably 2nd & 3rd generation migrants now. But loads more Mexicans, which is understandable.
    There are a ton of Filipinos on the entire west coast in general. I am in Washington state and there are a lot here and like you said most are 2nd and 3rd gen. As a kid I had a couple of Filipino friends who were brothers. Carlos and Rico. I went to their house for Thanksgiving once and was very surprised as a kid that they had all the traditional parts of a Thanksgiving dinner the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce etc. But there was no mashed potatoes and gravy instead there was a big bowl of white rice. I asked them why and they said Filipinos don't eat potatoes.
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    Interesting map. Big areas with German origin. Is German the leading language in these srates ?

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    Does show how English only just won out as the official language. It also explains the American Germanish way of thinking that everything must be just so. Where did the optimism come from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Filipinos don't eat potatoes.
    LOL

    We eat potatoes, but not as the main carb. We include them in the dish as an extender, like in caldereta (some kind of beef stew) and in boiled beef soup (nilagang baka).

    For the KFC meals, you can get a meal w/ mashed potatoes, but it's only the side dish. The main carb is still rice. As for McDonald's, they had to offer fried chicken + rice and spaghetti (Filipino style, which is a bit sweet) to survive in PI.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    We eat potatoes, but not as the main carb. We include them in the dish as an extender, like in caldereta (some kind of beef stew) and in boiled beef soup (nilagang baka).
    Interesting to know.

    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    they had to offer fried chicken + rice and spaghetti
    Funny that you mention spaghetti because at that thanksgiving dinner they also had a pot of spaghetti as well.

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    "pot of spaghetti as well"

    Then I would say that they're a typical Filipino family. Usual to have both rice and noodle dishes during occasions.

    BTW, we also eat potatoes as French fries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfaboy View Post
    Interesting map. Big areas with German origin. Is German the leading language in these srates ?
    Nope, assimilation and integration did away with that.



    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Where did the optimism come from
    Germans are optimistic, more to the realistic side however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...most common origin of family names in each state: easy to understand why tRump fears Mexican immigration...

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    Wonder how accurate that is. For example, as near as I can see, Arkansas has "African american" - but African Americans only make up 10-15% of the population of that state

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