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The nationality of Knox may be very difficult to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Knox may be in dispute as result of whether the surname came about organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

Knox Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Knox come may come from a profession, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these trade-based family names might be a profession in some other language. This is why it is important to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many western names like Knox come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. Commonly these family names relate to a religious expression such as "Favored of God".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Knox were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Knox. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Knox family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Last names like Knox vary in how they're spelled as they travel across communities, family branches, and countries across time.

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