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The nationality of Woodruff can be very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Woodruff may be in dispute as result of whether the family name originated naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of family names that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

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The meaning of Woodruff come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these profession-based family names can be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is important to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many modern names like Woodruff come from religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Often these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Lamb of God".

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Family names like Woodruff vary in how they're said and written as they travel across villages, family lines, and countries over time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Woodruff were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Woodruff. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Woodruff surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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