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The nationality of Rankin can be difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Rankin may be in dispute depending on whether the surname originated naturally and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of surnames that are based on a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

Rankin Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Rankin come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these profession-based surnames might be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is good to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many western names like Rankin originate from religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and other related texts. Commonly these surnames are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Grace of God".

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Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Rankin last name are important to understanding the history of the name. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Rankin were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of Rankin. Last names like Rankin transform in how they're spelled as they travel across tribes, family lines, and eras across time.

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