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The nationality of MacDowal can be very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of MacDowal may be difficult to determine as result of whether the family name came about naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of last names that are based on a profession, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen).

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The meaning of MacDowal come may come from a craft, such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk". Some of these trade-based family names can be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is useful to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many names like MacDowal originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Commonly these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as MacDowal were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have given rise misspellings of MacDowal. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the MacDowal family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Surnames like MacDowal vary in how they're written as they travel across tribes, family lines, and countries across time.

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