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The nationality of Macdonald is often difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Macdonald may be difficult to determine based on whether the surname came about organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of last names that come from professions, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

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The meaning of Macdonald come may come from a craft, such as the name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker. Some of these profession-based last names might be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is important to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many western names like Macdonald originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, etc. Commonly these names relate to a religious expression such as "Worthy of praise".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Macdonald were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Macdonald. Names like Macdonald transform in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across villages, family unions, and eras across time. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Macdonald last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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