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The nationality of MacDonell may be very difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of MacDonell may be in dispute depending on whether the name came about naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from a professional trade, which can come into being in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).

MacDonell Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of MacDonell come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is important to know the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many names like MacDonell originate from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and other related texts. Often these family names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

MacDonell Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the MacDonell last name are important to understanding the history of the name. Family names like MacDonell vary in how they're written as they travel across communities, family branches, and countries over the years. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as MacDonell were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have resulted in misspellings of MacDonell.

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