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The nationality of MacDonal can be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of MacDonal may be difficult to determine as result of whether the name came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of names that are based on a profession, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the family name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

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The meaning of MacDonal come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these profession-based family names may be a profession in another language. For this reason it is useful to research the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many modern names like MacDonal originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. Often these surnames are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Lamb of God".

MacDonal Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In early history when few people could write, names such as MacDonal were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of MacDonal. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the MacDonal family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Family names like MacDonal change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family lines, and countries over the years.

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