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The nationality of Dexter may be complicated to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Dexter may be in dispute depending on whether the name came about naturally and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

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The meaning of Dexter come may come from a profession, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based surnames may be a profession in some other language. This is why it is essential to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many western names like Dexter originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so forth. Often these names relate to a religious expression such as "Favored of God".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Dexter were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Dexter. Names like Dexter transform in how they're spelled as they travel across villages, family branches, and languages over time. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Dexter family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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