- Hyphenation: fa‧mi‧ly tree
- A diagrammatic representation of a pedigree, illustrating the connections between a person's ancestors.
- The totality of someone's ancestors.
1997, Doug Adams, The Prostitute in the Family Tree: Discovering Humor and Irony in the Bible, ISBN 0664256937, page 3:
- Heredity and environment are not the absolute arbiters of what will be, as Jesus' genealogy details in the first chapter of Matthew's Gospel. As Gardner Taylor, an African-American preacher in Brooklyn, noted, Rahab the prostitute is in the family tree of Jesus Christ.