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The nationality of O'Keefe can be difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of O'Keefe may be difficult to determine based on whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of names that come from a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

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The meaning of O'Keefe come may come from a craft, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these trade-based last names might be a profession in another language. This is why it is useful to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many modern names like O'Keefe come from religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so forth. Commonly these family names relate to a religious expression such as "Favored of God".

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