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The nationality of Gavin may be very difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Gavin may be in dispute based on whether the family name originated naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of last names that come from professions, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer).

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The meaning of Gavin come may come from a profession, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these craft-based last names can be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is essential to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many western names like Gavin originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Commonly these family names are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Worthy of praise".

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