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The nationality of Burnett can be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Burnett may be in dispute depending on whether the name came in to being naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a craft, which can come into being in multiple countries independently (such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen).

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The meaning of Burnett come may come from a craft, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these craft-based surnames may be a profession in another language. This is why it is important to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Burnett originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so on. Often these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Lamb of God".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Burnett 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 Burnett. Family names like Burnett vary in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and countries over time. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Burnett last name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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