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The nationality of Clerihew may be complicated to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Clerihew may be in dispute depending on whether the family name originated naturally and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of names that come from a professional trade, which can come into being in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Clerihew Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Clerihew come may come from a profession, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these craft-based surnames can be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is important to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many names like Clerihew originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so on. Commonly these surnames are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Clerihew were transcribed based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of Clerihew. Family names like Clerihew change in their spelling as they travel across communities, family branches, and languages across time. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Clerihew surname are important to understanding the history of the name.

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