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Lawless Surname Origin
'Lah-lios.' Gaelic, Lagh, law, order, and lios, a court, a hall, a fortress, a place where law is administered. Lau, Cornish British, praise, and lis, a court. Lawless, an outlaw.
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.
Lawless Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Lawless Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson