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Amish Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Amish may be complicated to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Amish may be difficult to determine depending on whether the name came about naturally and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of last names that are based on a profession, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Amish Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Amish come may come from a craft, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these craft-based surnames may be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is important to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many western names like Amish are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and other related texts. In many cases these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Lamb of God".

Amish Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Amish were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Amish. Family names like Amish change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family branches, and languages over time. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Amish last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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