Predominantly Irish still

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Irish descendants continue to predominate at the home of the Fighting Irish.

For seven years, sociology professor David Klein has been asking students to show him their family trees. Sixty-two percent of respondents have been found to have at least one Irish immigrant among their ancestors, making Ireland the No. 1 country of origin.

Rounding out the top five, in descending order: Germany, Great Britain, Italy and France.


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