Kelly Surname History
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- Kelly spelling & pronunciation
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Kelly Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Kelly is often difficult to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Kelly may be in dispute as result of whether the family name came about naturally and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of last names that are based on a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").
Kelly Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Kelly come may come from a profession, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these profession-based family names can be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is important to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Kelly come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Commonly these names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Grace of God".
Kelly Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Kelly were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Kelly. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Kelly last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Names like Kelly change in how they're written as they travel across villages, family unions, and eras over generations.
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Kelly Family Tree
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- Herbert Downey Kelly
- Sam Kelly
- Willis M. Kelly
- Knowleen Kelly
- Raymond Kelly
- Ray Kelly
- Dwayne Kelly
- Ray Kelly
- Raymond Kelly
- Larry Kelly