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The nationality of Clay may be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Clay may be in dispute based on whether the surname came about naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of family names that come from professions, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

Clay Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Clay come may come from a profession, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these profession-based last names might be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is useful to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many names like Clay come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Often these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Clay were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Clay. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Clay family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Surnames like Clay change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family branches, and countries over time.

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