If my dad is half italian does that make make me italian?


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Yo Kass Profile
Yo Kass answered

Mathematically speaking, having a father who is half Italian would make you a quarter, or 25%, Italian. This is because, in this hypothetical equation, you would have received 50% of your genetic information from him, (with the other 50% coming from your mother). If your father were 100% Italian, this would mean that you would be 50% Italian. However, as your father is half-Italian himself, the genetic information passed on to you by your father would theoretically need to be divided into a further two halves, resulting in a total of 25% Italian.

These days, with the melting pot of culture and ethnicity that our world has become, it is very common for people to have a rich and diverse background or heritage. Travel, trade, colonization, religious persecution, famine and even slavery are only some of the historically relevant factors that have resulted in population growth and cultural change over the centuries. For this reason, it is almost impossible to trace back more than a few decades in a person's family tree without coming across some form of 'foreign link'.

Italian immigration, especially to the United States, peaked between 1876 - 1924, during which time almost 4.5 million Italians left their homeland in search of better conditions in the US. And whilst 30% of these immigrants eventually returned to Italy, many more made America their permanent home and became responsible for a considerable amount of the Italian heritage that modern Americans share to this day.   

Carleigh Fouquette Profile
It depends is your mom 1/2 and 1/2 something or is she fully something 1/4 something.....it does make you part italian anyway
rachel macpherson Profile
You will be 1/2 of what your mum is an if your dad is half italian you a 1/4 italian and the other 1/4 of what he is too so yes you are 1/4 italian
Brittany Schlatt Profile
Oh yes, as long as someone is in the family, or whatever you have, like me, I'm German and Irish, too. So, you would be considered some of Italian, too.
Samuel Profile
Samuel answered
I'm pretty sure it makes you 1/4 Italian.
selena gomez Profile
selena gomez answered
Little bit
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well my dad is 1/3 french 1/3 German and 1/3 Native, my mom is 1/3 Irish, 1/3 scottish, and 1/3 native, which would make me 1/6French 1/6 German, 1/6 Irish, 1/6 Scottish and 2/6 or 1/3 Native....I'm sure if you broke it down you could figure it out too, like assuming that your mother is from France (we'll say) then you are 1/3 Italian as your mother would only be french and your father would be 1/2 italian
thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
If your mother came from 2 places, then you would be 1/4 unless your mother was also italian then you would be 1/3 italian or 1/2 itialian
Anonymous commented
In other word this is a hard question without knowing what your mothers genetics are

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