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The nationality of Godfrey is often difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Godfrey may be difficult to determine as result of whether the surname came about organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of last names that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

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The meaning of Godfrey come may come from a craft, 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 research the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Godfrey come from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Commonly these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

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Surnames like Godfrey vary in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across villages, family unions, and eras over time. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Godfrey were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Godfrey. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Godfrey name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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