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Moray Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Moray is often very difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Moray may be difficult to determine based on whether the family name originated naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a professional trade, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

Moray Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Moray come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based last names can be a profession in a different language. This is why it is good to research the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many western names like Moray are inspired by religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Often these names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

Moray Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Surnames like Moray transform in their spelling as they travel across communities, family unions, and countries across time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Moray were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Moray. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Moray name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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