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The meaning of O'Brian come may come from a profession, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these profession-based last names can be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is essential to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many modern names like O'Brian are inspired by religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and other related texts. Commonly these names are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Favored of God".

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Last names like O'Brian change in how they're spelled as they travel across tribes, family lines, and countries over the years. In early history when few people could write, names such as O'Brian were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of O'Brian. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the O'Brian last name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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