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The nationality of James can be very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of James may be in dispute based on whether the surname originated organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a craft, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

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The meaning of James come may come from a trade, such as the name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker. Some of these trade-based last names might be a profession in a different language. This is why it is important to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like James are inspired by religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. Often these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".

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Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the James last name are important to understanding the history of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as James were transliterated based on how they sounded when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of James. Family names like James transform in how they're said and written as they travel across tribes, family lines, and countries over time.

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