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The nationality of Thornton can be difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Thornton may be in dispute as result of whether the family name came about organically and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on a professional trade, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Thornton Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Thornton come may come from a profession, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these trade-based family names can be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is useful to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many modern names like Thornton come from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and other related texts. Often these surnames relate to a religious sentiment such as "Grace of God".

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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Thornton name are important to understanding the history of the name. Surnames like Thornton vary in how they're written as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over generations. In early history when few people could write, names such as Thornton were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of Thornton.

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