Pedigree: Lineage; line of ancestors from which a person or tribe descends; genealogy.
Pedigree comes from the French phrase, pie de grue, meaning: the crane’s foot. Some thought that the spreading lines of a genealogical chart resembled the foot of a crane.
The French phrase, pie de grue, naturally derives from Latin. Pie comes from the Latin word for foot, pes, pedis. And grue comes from the Latin word for crane, grus.