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African Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of African may be difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of African may be difficult to determine depending on whether the family name came in to being organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from a profession, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).

African Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of African come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these profession-based surnames can be a profession in another language. This is why it is important to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many western names like African originate from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so forth. Commonly these surnames are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

African Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the African family name are important to understanding the history of the name. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as African were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of African. Surnames like African vary in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family branches, and eras over generations.

Last names similar to African

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