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The nationality of Percival is often very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Percival may be in dispute based on whether the name came in to being naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from a professional trade, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

Percival Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Percival come may come from a craft, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these trade-based last names may be a profession in another language. For this reason it is essential to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many western names like Percival originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Commonly these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Percival were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were written in government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Percival. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Percival family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Family names like Percival change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family unions, and countries across time.

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