Meaning of family history in English:

family history


  • 1The history of a family; a narrative about this. In later use also: the study of the history of a family or families; genealogy as an area of research.

  • 2Medicine
    The part of a medical history concerned with diseases, traits, and causes of death occurring within a patient's family.


family history

/ˌfam(ɪ)li ˈhɪst(ə)ri/ /ˌfam(ə)li ˈhɪst(ə)ri/


Early 18th century. From family + history.