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The nationality of Atherton can be complicated to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Atherton may be in dispute based on whether the name originated naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).

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The meaning of Atherton come may come from a profession, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these craft-based last names may be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is useful to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many names like Atherton come from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and other related texts. Often these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

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Last names like Atherton vary in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages over time. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Atherton were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Atherton. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Atherton family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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