Predominantly Irish still

Author: Notre Dame Magazine

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.