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The nationality of Elgin may be difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Elgin may be in dispute depending on whether the name came about naturally and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of last names that come from a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the family name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Elgin Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Elgin come may come from a craft, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is useful to know the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many modern names like Elgin originate from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Commonly these family names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".

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Last names like Elgin change in how they're spelled as they travel across villages, family branches, and eras over time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Elgin were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Elgin. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Elgin family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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