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The nationality of Sullivan can be complicated to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Sullivan may be difficult to determine depending on whether the name came about organically and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on a craft, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

Sullivan Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Sullivan come may come from a profession, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these profession-based surnames may be a profession in some other language. This is why it is good to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many modern names like Sullivan are inspired by religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and other related texts. Commonly these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Worthy of praise".

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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Sullivan last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. In early history when few people could write, names such as Sullivan were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Sullivan. Surnames like Sullivan change in how they're written as they travel across tribes, family lines, and languages over the years.

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