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BLY Family History

There are two possible origins for this name, the first is locational and derives from one of the places called Bly, Blyth, or Blythe in Lincoln, Northumberland, Stafford, Rutland, and Suffolk or it is a nickname from the Olde English pre 7th Century 'Blithe' meaning a gentle and friendly person. In a sense both meanings are the same as the placenames themselves all derive from the same 'blithe', and refer to a river of slow and gentle flow. The name recording and development includes Gilbert de Blie in the 1200 A.D.

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