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The nationality of Donovan can be complicated to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Donovan may be in dispute based on whether the name came about naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of names that come from a profession, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the family name "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).

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The meaning of Donovan come may come from a trade, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based last names may be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is good to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many modern names like Donovan originate from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and so forth. Commonly these surnames are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Grace of God".

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Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Donovan surname are important to understanding the history of the name. Names like Donovan change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages over time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Donovan were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Donovan.

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