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The nationality of Priest is often very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Priest may be in dispute as result of whether the surname came about naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of surnames that come from a professional trade, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials).

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The meaning of Priest come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these craft-based family names might be a profession in some other language. This is why it is good to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many names like Priest come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, etc. Often these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Priest were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Priest. Surnames like Priest change in how they're written as they travel across villages, family unions, and countries over the years. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Priest family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

Last names similar to Priest

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Famous People named Priest

Ivy Baker Priest - served as Treasurer of the United States under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from January 28, 1953 to January 29, 1961.  She was also the mother of Pat Priest, shown below.

Pat Priest - best known for portraying Marilyn Munster on the television show, The Munsters (1964–1966). 

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