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The nationality of Mayes can be very difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Mayes may be difficult to determine based on whether the name originated naturally and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of surnames that come from professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer).

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The meaning of Mayes come may come from a profession, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based last names may be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is good to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many western names like Mayes come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so forth. Often these family names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Mayes were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Mayes. Last names like Mayes vary in how they're written as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries over time. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Mayes family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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