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The nationality of Whitney can be difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Whitney may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname came about naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on professions, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

Whitney Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Whitney 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 some other language. Because of this it is important to know the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many western names like Whitney are inspired by religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so forth. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious expression such as "Lamb of God".

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Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Whitney surname are important to understanding the history of the name. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Whitney were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Whitney. Family names like Whitney change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across villages, family lines, and eras over the years.

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