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The nationality of Whitaker may be complicated to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Whitaker may be in dispute depending on whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of surnames that come from a professional trade, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the last name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

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The meaning of Whitaker come may come from a craft, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these craft-based surnames might be a profession in another language. For this reason it is useful to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many modern names like Whitaker come from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, etc. In many cases these family names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Whitaker last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. In early history when few people could write, names such as Whitaker were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in official records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Whitaker. Surnames like Whitaker transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family branches, and languages over time.

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