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The nationality of Merkens may be complicated to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Merkens may be in dispute depending on whether the name came about organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a professional trade, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

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The meaning of Merkens come may come from a craft, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these profession-based surnames may be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is useful to know the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many modern names like Merkens originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Often these surnames are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Merkens were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Merkens. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Merkens family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Family names like Merkens transform in their spelling as they travel across communities, family branches, and languages across time.

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