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The nationality of Barclay can be very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Barclay may be difficult to determine as result of whether the family name originated naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from a craft, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

Barclay Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Barclay come may come from a trade, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these trade-based family names can be a profession in a different language. This is why it is useful to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many western names like Barclay come from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Often these names relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

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Family names like Barclay change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries across time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Barclay were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Barclay. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Barclay family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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