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English Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of English can be very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of English may be in dispute as result of whether the name came about organically and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of names that come from a profession, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen).

English Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of English come may come from a profession, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these profession-based family names may be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is important to know the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many western names like English are inspired by religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and other related texts. Often these names relate to a religious expression such as "Favored of God".

English Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Surnames like English transform in their pronunciation and spelling 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 English were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have led to misspellings of English. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the English family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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