I get this question all the time, so I made a page explaining my ethnic heritage.
It’s not annoying that people ask at all, people are curious and that’s okay.
Taking the information from my family tree, and two DNA tests from Ancestry.com and 23andme.com, these are the countries my ancestors come from:
To put it as simply as possible, and rounding out the fractions: I’m half Chinese, a quarter White and a quarter Mexican. Obviously that isn’t accurate looking at the map, but it’s the simplest way to explain it. Otherwise people will look at me as if was crazy listing all of these countries. They did not really want to know! So this page is an option in case anyone did.
My paternal grandfather is from Mazatlán, Mexico.
My maternal grandfather’s parents are from Taishan, Guangdong, China.
My maternal grandmother’s grandfathers were from Canton aka Guangzhou. Her grandmother is from Oakland, CA, making me a 5th generation. Since I was born in San Francisco, it’s just not 5th gen Oaklander. However, I am 4th generation San Franciscan on my father’s side.
My research on my family tree is the most extensive on my paternal grandmother’s side. Some of the trees extend out to the 1500’s!