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The nationality of Donnelly can be difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Donnelly may be difficult to determine based on whether the family name came in to being naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a craft, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the last name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

Donnelly Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Donnelly come may come from a trade, such as the name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials. Some of these trade-based last names can be a profession in another language. This is why it is important to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many modern names like Donnelly are inspired by religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and other related texts. Commonly these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Donnelly were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Donnelly. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Donnelly surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Family names like Donnelly transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over time.

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