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The nationality of Russell may be difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Russell may be in dispute depending on whether the name came about naturally and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Russell Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Russell come may come from a profession, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based surnames may be a profession in some other language. This is why it is essential to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many names like Russell originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. In many cases these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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