O'Donnel Family History & Genealogy
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O'Donnel Surname History
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O'Donnel Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of O'Donnel can be complicated to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of O'Donnel may be in dispute based on whether the family name came about organically and independently in various locales; e.g. in the case of family names that are based on a profession, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).
O'Donnel Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of O'Donnel come may come from a craft, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these craft-based last names can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is useful to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many western names like O'Donnel are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, etc. Commonly these names relate to a religious expression such as "Favored of God".
O'Donnel Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as O'Donnel were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in government records. This could have led to misspellings of O'Donnel. Surnames like O'Donnel change in how they're written as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages over the years. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the O'Donnel family name are important to understanding the history of the name.
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O'Donnel Family Tree
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- Willa E O'donnel 1941 - 2009
- John O'Donnel
- Frank O'Donnel
- Thomas O'Donnel
- Patrick O'Donnel
- Domonic O'Donnel
- Bryant M. O'Donnel
- James O'Donnel
- John P. O'Donnel
- Nat O'Donnel