Mandela Surname History
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- Mandela last name meaning & etymology
- Mandela spelling & pronunciation
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Mandela Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Mandela is often complicated to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Mandela may be difficult to determine based on whether the name came in to being naturally and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a professional trade, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the last name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer).
Mandela Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Mandela come may come from a trade, such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk". Some of these trade-based last names may be a profession in another language. For this reason it is essential to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many names like Mandela are inspired by religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so forth. In many cases these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".
Mandela Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Mandela family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Mandela were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Mandela. Family names like Mandela transform in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family unions, and languages over time.
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Mandela Family Tree
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- Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
- Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
- Evelyn Ntoko Mase Mandela
- Madiba Thembekile Thembi Mandela
- Makgatho Lewanika Mandela
- Mandla Zwelivelile Mandela
- Zondi Mandela
- Zenani (Zeni) Mandela
- Zindziswa Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane
- Charles Mandela 1926 - 2003