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The nationality of Wright can be difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Wright may be difficult to determine depending on whether the surname came about naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of surnames that are based on a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

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The meaning of Wright come may come from a trade, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these trade-based surnames might be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is useful to research the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many western names like Wright come from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so on. Often these names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".

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Last names like Wright transform in how they're said and written as they travel across villages, family lines, and eras over time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Wright were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Wright. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Wright last name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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