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The nationality of Cavanaugh may be difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Cavanaugh may be in dispute depending on whether the family name came in to being organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the last name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

Cavanaugh Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Cavanaugh come may come from a craft, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these trade-based surnames can be a profession in another language. For this reason it is good to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many modern names like Cavanaugh come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Often these names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Lamb of God".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Cavanaugh were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in court, church, and government records. This could have led to misspellings of Cavanaugh. Knowing spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Cavanaugh family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Names like Cavanaugh change in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across tribes, family branches, and eras over the years.

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