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The nationality of Carey may be very difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Carey may be in dispute depending on whether the family name originated organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a craft, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

Carey Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Carey come may come from a trade, such as the name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker. Some of these craft-based surnames can be a profession in a different language. This is why it is good to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Carey are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so forth. Often these names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".

Carey Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Carey were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Carey. Family names like Carey change in their spelling as they travel across villages, family branches, and countries over generations. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Carey last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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