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Lilly Surname Origin
A beautiful flower. Llille, in the Welsh, the place by the river or stream, from Lli, a stream, and Lle, a place. Llu, an army, a troop; Llellu, the place of the army. In the Cornish-British Lhy is a troop, a company of horsemen, and le or li, a place.
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.
Lilly Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Lilly Family History Thought:
'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke