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The nationality of Davis may be very difficult to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Davis may be difficult to determine based on whether the family name came in to being naturally and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of surnames that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

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The meaning of Davis come may come from a trade, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based last names can be a profession in another language. Because of this it is important to know the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many modern names like Davis come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Often these names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Davis were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Davis. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Davis surname are important to understanding the history of the name. Names like Davis change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family branches, and countries across time.

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