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The nationality of O'Brien can be complicated to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of O'Brien may be in dispute as result of whether the family name originated naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of family names that come from a craft, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

O'Brien Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of O'Brien come may come from a profession, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these craft-based family names can be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is important to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many modern names like O'Brien come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. Often these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

O'Brien Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In early history when few people could write, names such as O'Brien were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of O'Brien. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the O'Brien family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Last names like O'Brien vary in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family lines, and languages across time.

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