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The nationality of Whittaker may be complicated to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Whittaker may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname originated naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of last names that are based on a profession, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

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The meaning of Whittaker come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these profession-based surnames might be a profession in a different language. This is why it is essential to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many names like Whittaker are inspired by religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so on. Often these names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

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Last names like Whittaker transform in how they're spelled as they travel across tribes, family branches, and languages over generations. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Whittaker were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in official records. This could have led to misspellings of Whittaker. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Whittaker family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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