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Downing Surname History
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Downing Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Downing can be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Downing may be difficult to determine based on whether the name came in to being organically and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of names that come from a profession, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).
Downing Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Downing come may come from a craft, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these profession-based last names may be a profession in another language. For this reason it is important to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many western names like Downing originate from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and other related texts. Commonly these names relate to a religious expression such as "Worthy of praise".
Downing Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Family names like Downing change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across tribes, family lines, and countries over the years. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Downing were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Downing. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Downing last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.
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Downing Family Tree
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- Sara J McMinn/Downing born 1840
- Jack Downing born 1922
- Fannie Downing/Williams born 1869
- Blanche Viola Downing born 1891
- Anna (Avery) Downing born 1875
- Rachel Downing-Taylor
- Mercy Downing
- Margaret Downing Downing born 1714
- Margaret Pynchon Pynchon born 1680
- Cynthia Downing 1910 - 1979