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The nationality of Graves is often complicated to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Graves may be in dispute based on whether the surname came about organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from professions, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the family name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

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The meaning of Graves come may come from a profession, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these craft-based last names might be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is important to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many modern names like Graves originate from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, etc. Commonly these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".

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Family names like Graves change in how they're spelled as they travel across villages, family unions, and languages over time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Graves were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Graves. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Graves family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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