Sly Surname History
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- Sly last name meaning & etymology
- Sly spelling & pronunciation
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Sly Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Sly is often complicated to determine because regional boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Sly may be difficult to determine depending on whether the family name originated naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of last names that come from a profession, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").
Sly Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Sly come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these craft-based surnames can be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is good to know the nationality of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many modern names like Sly come from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, etc. In many cases these names are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".
Sly Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Researching misspellings and spelling variations of the Sly last name are important to understanding the history of the name. Last names like Sly transform in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across villages, family unions, and languages over time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Sly were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were written in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Sly.
Last names similar to SlySlyachta, Slyack, Slyapich, Slyas, Slybert, Slyboom, Slyborski, Slybr, Slyby, Slycboer, Slyce, Slych, Slychan, Slyck, Slyckar, Slycke, Slycken, Slycko, Slyck's, Slyconich
sly Family Tree
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- Irene SLY 1856 - ?
- Zilpha Sly Sage 1770 - ?
- Sarah Sprague Sly
- Thomas Sly 1784 - 1843
- Elizabeth Sly 1804 - ?
- James Sly 1805 - ?
- Daniel Sly 1806 - ?
- Catherine Sly 1813 - 1869
- John Dolson Sly 1814 - 1885
- William Sly 1815 - 1896