As Salamu Alaikum,
Where İ live it is common that people ask other people where their family background is from. And we come from a Sayyid background but nobody knows this. And when people ask me where İ am from, I don’t tell them anything about my Sayyid background so that they don’t think anything of me. İ simply tell them that we are immigrants. İs this considered disrespecting my background or is this the proper manner. Thank you.
It is fine and better not to advertise yourself except when asked specifically.
Hajj Gibril Haddad