Synonyms of 'ancestor'

ancestress, announcer, antecedent, ascendant, avant-garde, bellwether, buccinator, bushwhacker, explorer, forebear, forefather, forerunner, frontiersman, front runner, fugleman, grandparent, groundbreaker, guide, harbinger, herald, leader, messenger, parent, pathfinder, pioneer, point, precedent, precursor, predecessor, premise, primogenitor, progenitor, prototype, scout, stormy petrel, trailblazer, vanguard, vaunt-courier