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The nationality of Gaines is often very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Gaines may be in dispute as result of whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the last name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

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The meaning of Gaines come may come from a trade, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these profession-based family names might be a profession in another language. Because of this it is useful to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many modern names like Gaines come from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, etc. Often these surnames are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

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Last names like Gaines vary in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family unions, and countries over the years. In early history when few people could write, names such as Gaines were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Gaines. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Gaines last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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