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The nationality of Whaley can be very difficult to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Whaley may be in dispute depending on whether the family name came about organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a profession, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).

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The meaning of Whaley come may come from a trade, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these craft-based surnames can be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is good to know the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many modern names like Whaley come from religious texts like the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, etc. Commonly these names relate to a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".

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Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Whaley family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Family names like Whaley change in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and countries across time. In early history when few people could write, names such as Whaley were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Whaley.

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