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The nationality of Rankins is often complicated to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Rankins may be in dispute depending on whether the name originated naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen).

Rankins Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Rankins come may come from a craft, such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk". Some of these craft-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is useful to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many modern names like Rankins are inspired by religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Commonly these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

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Surnames like Rankins change in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family unions, and languages across time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Rankins were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Rankins. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Rankins name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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