“Atticus told me one time that most of this Old Family stuff’s foolishness because everybody’s family’s just as old as everybody else’s. I said did that include the colored folks and Englishmen and he said yes.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 23. Scout in a discussion with Jem recalls the wise words of Atticus that there was no difference between people and the focus on being an Old Family was silly.