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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Liley came from the popular female personal name Elizabeth. The name Liley is a metronymic surname, which is derived from the name of the mother. Occasionally, the surname is derived from residence in the settlement of Lilley in Hertfordshire or in the place called Lilly in Berkshire. In this case, the name Liley belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Liley Early Origins



The surname Liley was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Liley Spelling Variations


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Liley Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Liley has been recorded under many different variations, including Lillie, Lilie, Lilley, Lilly and others.

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Liley Early History


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Liley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Liley research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1560, 1618, 1680, 1553, 1606, 1578, 1580, 1602, 1681, 1652 and 14 y are included under the topic Early Liley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Liley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Liley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), born Pieter van der Faes, a Dutch painter whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court; John Lyly (Lilly or Lylie; c.1553-1606), an English writer, poet, dramatist, playwright, and politician, best...

Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Liley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Liley In Ireland


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Liley In Ireland



Some of the Liley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Liley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Liley, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • Maria Liley, aged 15, a servant, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • Harriet Liley, aged 13, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Liley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Liley (post 1700)



  • Sir William Liley KCMG, FRSNZ (1929-1983), New Zealand obstetrician and medical researcher

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Liley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Liley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 April 2013 at 14:48.

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