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The nationality of Dooley may be very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Dooley may be in dispute depending on whether the name originated organically and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

Dooley Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Dooley come may come from a profession, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is essential to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many names like Dooley originate from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Commonly these surnames are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Dooley were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were written in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Dooley. Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Dooley family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Family names like Dooley vary in how they're spelled as they travel across tribes, family branches, and countries over time.

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