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The origins of the name Lilly are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the popular female personal name Elizabeth. The name Lilly 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 Lilly belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Lilly Early Origins



The surname Lilly 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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Lilly Spelling Variations


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Lilly Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Lilly has been spelled many different ways, including Lillie, Lilie, Lilley, Lilly and others.

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Lilly Early History


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Lilly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lilly 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 Lilly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lilly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lilly 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 Lilly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lilly In Ireland


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Lilly In Ireland



Some of the Lilly 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Lillys to arrive in North America:

Lilly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Lilly, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Robert Lilly, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • William Lilly, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • Susan Lilly, who arrived in Maryland in 1662
  • Tho Lilly, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lilly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Lilly, who arrived in America in 1760-1763
  • Gottfr Lilly, who landed in America in 1783
  • Gottfried Lilly, who arrived in America in 1783
  • Johann Christoph Lilly, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786
  • Samuel Lilly, who arrived in New York in 1797

Lilly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nancy Lilly, who landed in New York in 1801
  • James Lilly, who arrived in South Carolina in 1810
  • G Lilly, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mrs. C Lilly, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles Lilly, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lilly Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Matthew Lilly, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Lilly Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Lilly arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • Ann Lilly, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • Elizabeth Lilly, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

Lilly Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Lilly arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lilly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lilly (post 1700)



  • Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Lilly III (b. 1976), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • John Lilly (b. 1971), American-born venture capitalist, Chief executive officer of the Mozilla Corporation from 2008-2010
  • Eli Lilly (1838-1898), American soldier, pharmaceutical chemist, industrialist and founder of the Eli Lilly and Company, the pharmaceutical corporation
  • Robert Lewis "Bob" Lilly (b. 1939), American former NFL football defensive tackle, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980
  • Josiah Kirby Lilly Sr. (1861-1948), American pharmaceutical industrialist, philanthropist, and President of Eli Lilly and Company from 1890 to 1922
  • Josiah Kirby Lilly Jr. (1893-1966), American pharmaceutical industrialist and President of Eli Lilly and Company from 1948 to 1953
  • A. Z. Lilly, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Beckley, West Virginia, 1934
  • A. A. Lilly, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944
  • A. A. Lilly, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Raleigh County, 1901-02; Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1908; West Virginia State Attorney General, 1913-17
  • Adrian Fray Lilly, American politician, Postmaster at Beckley, West Virginia, 1953-69
  • ... (Another 41 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Lilly Historic Events


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Lilly Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Marion  Lilly (1892-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Suggested Readings for the name Lilly


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Suggested Readings for the name Lilly



  • The Lilly Letter.

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Lilly Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Lilly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lilly 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.

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