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The nationality of Van Reenen may be complicated to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Van Reenen may be in dispute depending on whether the surname originated naturally and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

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The meaning of Van Reenen come may come from a trade, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these profession-based surnames might be a profession in a different language. This is why it is useful to know the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many names like Van Reenen are inspired by religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. In many cases these names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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