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Shaw Surname History

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Shaw Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Shaw can be very difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Shaw may be in dispute as result of whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of surnames that come from a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the family name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

Shaw Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Shaw come may come from a trade, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these trade-based family names might be a profession in another language. This is why it is important to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many western names like Shaw originate from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. Often these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".

Shaw Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Shaw surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Shaw were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Shaw. Surnames like Shaw change in how they're spelled as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries over generations.

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