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Durham Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Durham may be very difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Durham may be in dispute depending on whether the family name came about organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of family names that are based on professions, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer).

Durham Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Durham come may come from a trade, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these trade-based surnames can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is good to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many western names like Durham are inspired by religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Often these surnames are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Favored of God".

Durham Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Durham were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Durham. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Durham last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Family names like Durham change in how they're written as they travel across tribes, family branches, and countries over the years.

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