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The nationality of Thomas is often very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Thomas may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of family names that come from a profession, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

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The meaning of Thomas come may come from a trade, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these profession-based surnames might be a profession in another language. This is why it is good to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many names like Thomas are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Often these names are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "From the ash tree".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Thomas were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Thomas. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Thomas surname are important to understanding the history of the name. Last names like Thomas transform in how they're said and written as they travel across communities, family unions, and countries across time.

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