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California Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of California can be very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of California may be in dispute depending on whether the surname originated naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of names that come from professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen).

California Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of California come may come from a craft, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these trade-based surnames might be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is essential to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many western names like California come from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so on. Commonly these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

California Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Names like California vary in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across tribes, family lines, and countries over time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as California were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of California. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the California name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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