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The nationality of Washington is often difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Washington may be in dispute depending on whether the name came about organically and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

Washington Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Washington come may come from a trade, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is useful to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many names like Washington come from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Commonly these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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Last names like Washington vary in how they're spelled as they travel across communities, family unions, and eras over the years. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Washington 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 Washington. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Washington name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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