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Dew Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Dew is often difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Dew may be in dispute based on whether the name originated naturally and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a profession, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

Dew Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Dew come may come from a profession, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these profession-based last names may be a profession in a different language. This is why it is important to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many western names like Dew come from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and so forth. Often these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".

Dew Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Dew last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Surnames like Dew change in how they're said and written as they travel across tribes, family unions, and eras over time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Dew were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Dew.

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