a person from whom other people have been born;
a person usually the father of one’s grandfather, i.e. a person’s great- or great-great-grandfather, far back in time,
Some argue that we are all children of one common ancestor in the past… very very very far back in time.
In the USA and in other places, the descendants, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, of the slaves are trying their best to find the names of their ancestors.
With the use of the Internet these days, I has become very simple to find only one’s close relatives but also one’s ancestors.
Most people are very proud of talking about their ancestors, generally attributing some made-up stories to make their ancestors more heroic!