What does the word lineage mean?

Usage examples for lineage

  1. His outward appearance certainly did not betoken his lofty birth and ancient lineage, except that the haughty and imperious air he wore showed that he was accustomed to have his commands implicitly obeyed; his figure being low, and destitute of symmetry and grace. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. Yet even democracy must own, that pedigree often leaves its trace in style and manner, and certainly the tales before us owe some of their charm to their lineage. – Old French Romances by William Morris
  3. From appearance one would never have guessed rightly which of the two women could trace her lineage for over a thousand years. – The Title Market by Emily Post