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The nationality of Rachel may be difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Rachel may be difficult to determine depending on whether the name originated organically and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

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The meaning of Rachel come may come from a trade, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these profession-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. This is why it is important to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many western names like Rachel come from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so on. Often these names are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Lamb of God".

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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Rachel surname are important to understanding the history of the name. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Rachel were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Rachel. Last names like Rachel vary in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family branches, and eras across time.

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