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The nationality of Reilly can be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Reilly may be difficult to determine depending on whether the name originated naturally and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of names that come from a craft, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill).

Reilly Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Reilly come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is essential to research the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many western names like Reilly are inspired by religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so forth. In many cases these names relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Reilly were transliterated based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Reilly. Surnames like Reilly transform in how they're said and written as they travel across tribes, family lines, and countries over the years. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Reilly surname are important to understanding the history of the name.

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