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The nationality of Tom can be complicated to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Tom may be in dispute based on whether the surname originated naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of last names that come from a professional trade, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

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The meaning of Tom come may come from a craft, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based last names might be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is essential to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many names like Tom are inspired by religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so forth. Often these names are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Grace of God".

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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Tom last name are important to understanding the history of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Tom were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Tom. Names like Tom change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages over time.

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