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The nationality of O'Kelly may be difficult to determine because regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of O'Kelly may be difficult to determine as result of whether the name came about organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of last names that come from a professional trade, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

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The meaning of O'Kelly come may come from a trade, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these craft-based family names may be a profession in some other language. This is why it is important to know the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many names like O'Kelly come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so forth. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious expression such as "Worthy of praise".

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as O'Kelly were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of O'Kelly. Surnames like O'Kelly change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across tribes, family branches, and eras over the years. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the O'Kelly name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.

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