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The nationality of Wiley is often complicated to determine in cases which country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Wiley may be in dispute based on whether the surname came about naturally and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of names that are based on professions, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).

Wiley Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Wiley come may come from a trade, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these craft-based last names might be a profession in some other language. Because of this it is important to know the nationality of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many names like Wiley are inspired by religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so on. In many cases these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Lamb of God".

Wiley Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Last names like Wiley transform in their spelling as they travel across communities, family unions, and languages over generations. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Wiley were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Wiley. Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Wiley name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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