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The nationality of Rafton may be difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Rafton may be in dispute depending on whether the family name came about naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from a professional trade, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

Rafton Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Rafton come may come from a profession, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based surnames can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is good to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many western names like Rafton are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. Often these names are shortened versions of 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 Rafton were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Rafton. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Rafton family name are important to understanding the history of the name. Last names like Rafton change in their spelling as they travel across communities, family branches, and eras across time.

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