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The nationality of John is often difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of John may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname came in to being organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

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The meaning of John come may come from a craft, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based surnames might be a profession in another language. Because of this it is good to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many modern names like John originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. In many cases these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as John were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have led to misspellings of John. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the John family name are important to understanding the history of the name. Family names like John transform in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family unions, and eras over time.

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