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The meaning of Reeves come may come from a craft, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these trade-based last names can be a profession in some other language. This is why it is useful to research the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many modern names like Reeves are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and other related texts. Commonly these family names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Favored of God".

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Reeves were transliterated based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Reeves. Family names like Reeves vary in how they're spelled as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras over generations. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Reeves family name are important to understanding the history of the name.

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