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The nationality of Cunningham may be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Cunningham may be difficult to determine as result of whether the surname originated naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of last names that come from a profession, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

Cunningham Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Cunningham come may come from a trade, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these craft-based family names might be a profession in a different language. This is why it is essential to understand the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many names like Cunningham are inspired by religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. In many cases these family names relate to a religious expression such as "Lamb of God".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Cunningham were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Cunningham. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Cunningham family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Family names like Cunningham change in how they're written as they travel across villages, family branches, and countries over time.

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