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Amsterdam Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Amsterdam can be very difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Amsterdam may be in dispute as result of whether the name originated organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of family names that come from professions, which can come into being in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

Amsterdam Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Amsterdam come may come from a profession, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these craft-based family names may be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is important to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many western names like Amsterdam originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Commonly these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".

Amsterdam Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Amsterdam were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Amsterdam. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Amsterdam last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Last names like Amsterdam vary in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family lines, and countries over generations.

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