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The nationality of Downes can be difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Downes may be difficult to determine as result of whether the family name originated organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of last names that come from a profession, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).

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The meaning of Downes come may come from a craft, such as the name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker. Some of these craft-based family names can be a profession in a different language. This is why it is good to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many western names like Downes originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. Commonly these names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Downes were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Downes. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Downes family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Surnames like Downes vary in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over time.

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