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Kelly Surname Origin

(Origin Gaelic and Welsh) A grove, generally of hazel. Kill or Cille, in the Gaelic and Celtic, denotes a church.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

Kelly  Surname Meaning and Family Facts

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A Kelly Family History Thought:

'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738

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