Most people living in the United States, are the descendants of European immigrants in the early 17th century.
The US Census Bureau defines as the origin of "ethnic origin of the person or" roots, "or heritage, or place of birth, place of birth or his parents or ancestors before they arrived in the United States».
12th place: Swedes - 4, 088, 555
In the 19th century Swedish emigration to the United States was largely caused by economic development.
From 1851 to 1930, more than 1, 2 million Swedes crossed the Atlantic Ocean, to equip his farmyard in the West. At the turn of the century, however, many Swedes moved to urban centers in search of jobs in the industry.
11th place: Norwegians - 4, 470, 081
Norwegian emigration reached its peak during the late 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century.
Between 1880 and 1893, the Norwegian emigration was the second largest in Europe after Ireland.
10th place: the Dutch - 4, 645, 906
New York (originally New Amsterdam) was created by a Dutch immigrant in the early 17th century. While in the 18th century the Dutch immigration slowed down after the Second World America rushed a new wave of them.
Among the famous Dutch Thomas Edison and Theodore Roosevelt.
9th place: Scots - 5, 460, 679
More than one million Scots in the 19th century went to the United States, many of whom are looking for work in the maritime industry. Scottish immigrants continued to arrive in the 1920s, especially when in Scotland worsened economic conditions.
8th place: the French - 8, 761, 677