The genealogical history of a person or household. Often the lineage of a person inferred a characteristic of the ancestor(s) on the living descendants.
Key passages
Tob 5:14

And he said to him, “Welcome, brother, and do not be angry with me, because I sought to know your tribe and your lineage. You happen to be my relative from a good and noble family, for I knew Hananiah and Jathan the sons of Shemaiah the Great, when we used to travel together into Jerusalem …

4 Mac 17:6

For your bearing of children was from the child of Abraham.