On my mother's side, I am Irish. However, the one side of that lineage had emigrated to England after the Famine and were there for a generation or two before coming to the States (could have some English in there). My people were from County Laois. On my father's side, I am 25% Italian (I have the goofy, vowel-ended last name to prove it) and 25% all mixed up. My paternal grandmother's maiden name is Stevenson, and she hails from Petersburg, VA. Apparently, that side of the family has been in the States since the 18th Century, and they were Scottish. There is also a female Cherokee ancestor there, as well. I identify mostly as Irish-American, but I definitely have my Italian-American attributes. I also am very into early American history, and I kinda like that I had people here in colonial times. I am American first and foremost.