Down Surname History
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- Down spelling & pronunciation
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Down Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Down may be very difficult to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Down may be in dispute depending on whether the name originated naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of names that come from professions, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).
Down Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Down come may come from a trade, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is good to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many western names like Down come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Often these surnames relate to a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".
Down Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Down were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Down. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Down surname are important to understanding the history of the name. Family names like Down transform in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family branches, and countries across time.
Last names similar to DownDown2Ng, Downa, Downage, Downall, Downam, Downan, Downand, Downar, Downar-böhm, Downard, Downare, Downar fliesenlegermeister, Downarich, Downarn, Downaro, Downaronicz, Downarovitch, Downarowich, Downarowicz, Downarowiez
Down Family Tree
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- James G. Neff (Sitting down) 1853 - ?
- William Down
- Samuel Down
- Martha Down
- Beulah Chew Down
- Mary S Edwards Down
- Hannah Louisa Edwards Down
- Anna Down 1893 - 1983
- Frank Down ? - 1947
- Shirley K Down 1911 - 2006