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The nationality of Atkinson can be very difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Atkinson may be difficult to determine based on whether the surname came about naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of surnames that come from a professional trade, which can come into being in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

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The meaning of Atkinson come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these trade-based last names might be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is important to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many modern names like Atkinson originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Often these surnames are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Atkinson were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Atkinson. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Atkinson surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Last names like Atkinson vary in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries across time.

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