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Herlihy Surname History

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Herlihy Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Herlihy may be difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Herlihy may be in dispute as result of whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of family names that come from a craft, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Herlihy Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Herlihy come may come from a trade, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these trade-based family names might be a profession in another language. This is why it is useful to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many names like Herlihy come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Commonly these surnames relate to a religious expression such as "From the ash tree".

Herlihy Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Herlihy were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Herlihy. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Herlihy surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Last names like Herlihy transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family branches, and eras over time.

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