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Shelby Surname History

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Shelby Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Shelby can be complicated to determine because country boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Shelby may be difficult to determine as result of whether the name came in to being naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of family names that are based on professions, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

Shelby Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Shelby come may come from a profession, such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers. Some of these trade-based family names may be a profession in another language. For this reason it is essential to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many names like Shelby originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Commonly these surnames relate to a religious phrase such as "Lamb of God".

Shelby Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Shelby were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Shelby. Understanding spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Shelby name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Family names like Shelby vary in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family lines, and languages over time.

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