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The nationality of Catherine is often complicated to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Catherine may be in dispute as result of whether the surname came in to being organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of surnames that come from a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

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The meaning of Catherine come may come from a craft, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these craft-based family names might be a profession in another language. This is why it is essential to know the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many modern names like Catherine come from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Commonly these names relate to a religious expression such as "From the ash tree".

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Surnames like Catherine change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family unions, and languages across time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Catherine were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Catherine. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Catherine family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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