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The nationality of is often difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of may be difficult to determine as result of whether the surname came about organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on professions, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer).

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The meaning of come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these profession-based family names might be a profession in some other language. This is why it is useful to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many names like come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Often these surnames relate to a religious expression such as "Grace of God".

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