Lilly Family History

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Lilly Name Meaning

from a pet form of the female personal name Elizabeth. Compare Hibbs 2. nickname for someone with very fair hair or skin, from Middle English, Old English lilie ‘lily’ (Latin lilium). The Italian equivalent Giglio was used as a personal name in the Middle Ages. In English and other languages there has also been some confusion with forms of Giles. habitational name from places called Lilley, in Hertfordshire and Berkshire. The Hertfordshire place was named in Old English as ‘flax-glade’, from lin ‘flax’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. The Berkshire name is from Old English Lillingleah ‘wood associated with Lilla’, an Old English personal name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Billy, Gill, Tilly, Dilly, Lally, Iley, Willey, Lilla, Bill, Willy

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Lilly Family Origin

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Lilly Family Occupations

What did your Lilly ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Lilly occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Lilly's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Lilly family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lilly.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer


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Lilly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Lilly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lilly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Lilly. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Lilly. For the veterans among your Lilly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lilly Life Expectancy

What is the average Lilly lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lilly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lilly in 1943 was 20, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lilly ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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