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The nationality of Rayner is often complicated to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Rayner may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname came about organically and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of surnames that come from a profession, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

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The meaning of Rayner come may come from a craft, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these profession-based surnames 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 ancestors. Many names like Rayner are inspired by religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so forth. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "Lamb of God".

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Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Rayner family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Rayner were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Rayner. Names like Rayner vary in their spelling as they travel across villages, family unions, and languages over time.

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