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An example use of ancestor in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… once in a fish ancestor which was passed …”
An ancestor is a person from whom you are descended.
the word ancestor occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.