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The nationality of West may be difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of West may be difficult to determine as result of whether the surname came about naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on a craft, which can come into being in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

West Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of West come may come from a profession, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these trade-based family names might be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is good to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many modern names like West come from religious texts like the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, etc. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

West Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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

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