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The nationality of Oates is often difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Oates may be difficult to determine as result of whether the family name came in to being organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of last names that come from a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

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The meaning of Oates come may come from a profession, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these trade-based family names can be a profession in another language. For this reason it is essential to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many western names like Oates originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so on. Often these family names relate to a religious expression such as "From the ash tree".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Oates were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Oates. Names like Oates change in how they're written as they travel across villages, family unions, and eras across time. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Oates surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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