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The nationality of Gideon can be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Gideon may be in dispute as result of whether the name came about organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of last names that come from a craft, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

Gideon Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Gideon come may come from a trade, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these craft-based family names may be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is good to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many western names like Gideon originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and other related texts. Commonly these names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Gideon were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Gideon. Family names like Gideon change in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and countries over the years. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Gideon surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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