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The nationality of Nancy may be complicated to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Nancy may be in dispute as result of whether the name came in to being organically and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of last names that come from a profession, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the last name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

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The meaning of Nancy come may come from a profession, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based family names may be a profession in another language. This is why it is useful to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many modern names like Nancy come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Commonly these names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Nancy were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Nancy. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Nancy name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Family names like Nancy transform in their spelling as they travel across communities, family branches, and languages over the years.

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