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O'Shaughnessy Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of O'Shaughnessy come may come from a profession, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these trade-based last names may be a profession in another language. Because of this it is important to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its family members. Many western names like O'Shaughnessy are inspired by religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so forth. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious sentiment such as "From the ash tree".

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