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The nationality of Whittier is often very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Whittier may be difficult to determine as result of whether the surname came in to being organically and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of last names that come from a craft, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

Whittier Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Whittier come may come from a trade, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these craft-based family names might be a profession in another language. This is why it is essential to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many names like Whittier are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Commonly these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Whittier were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Whittier. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Whittier last name are important to understanding the history of the name. Last names like Whittier transform in how they're said and written as they travel across villages, family unions, and countries over time.

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