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20 people share the dark secrets they discovered about their family history.

20 people share the dark secrets they discovered about their family history.

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Every family has a long and winding history, for better or worse, so when grandparents finally open up about long-hold secrets it's best to pull up a chair and soak in all of the juice.

Even if your immediate family is straight-laced and seems lacking in dark or exciting history, if you trace back far enough you're likely to stumble upon an ancestor with fascinating stories.

In a popular Reddit thread, people shared the most interesting family history they've discovered.

1. From Augustane:

I’m Vietnamese and I’m named Mac.

I always thought it was weird to have basically a Scottish name as an Asian. I had thought it would be more appropriate on a big trucker dude, rather than a little Asian guy.

Growing up though, I knew my grandpa always had this real fascination about it. I know my name popped up in some of his memoirs and writing, but didn’t know why. He even named his WiFi password after it. I couldn’t read Vietnamese so I never understood the significance of it. As a kid I never bothered asking why.

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