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Lilly Family HistoryRecorded in many forms as shown below, this is an English surname. It has three possible origins. The first is from a diminutive of the female personal name Elizabeth which was very popular in Medieval Europe. The name means "my God is my oath", from the Hebrew "Elishera". The second origin of the modern surname is from the nickname Lill or Lilie used for someone with particularly fair hair or skin. The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th century "lilie", itself from the Latin "lilium". The third possible origin is locational, from either of the places called "Lilley" in Hertfordshire and Berkshire, or just possible from the town of Lille in France.
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