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Ottway Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Ottway may be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Ottway may be in dispute as result of whether the name came about organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of family names that are based on a craft, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

Ottway Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Ottway come may come from a craft, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these trade-based family names may be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is useful to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many modern names like Ottway come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Often these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Lamb of God".

Ottway Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Ottway were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in official records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Ottway. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Ottway name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Last names like Ottway change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across tribes, family branches, and countries over the years.

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