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The nationality of Mortimer can be difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Mortimer may be difficult to determine depending on whether the name originated naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

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The meaning of Mortimer come may come from a profession, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is useful to know the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many names like Mortimer originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, etc. Commonly these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Mortimer were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Mortimer. Names like Mortimer change in how they're written as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over the years. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Mortimer last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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