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Re: Thomas Lillis (1818-1897)of County Clare
Posted by: Joe Lillis Date: February 18, 2001 at 10:35:12
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Lillis (1818-1897)of County Clare by Christine of 227

Your information about Ralph makes him 23 years older than my great-great grandfather Thomas who was born in 1818. As I indicated earlier, I know nothng about how Thomas made it to the USA or anything about his relations in Ireland. Lillis is a somewhat common name in Ireland. In 1980 while there I looked in the phone book and found about 47 families. I learned some basic information about the name. It derrives from a middle ages name "lahless" (lawless) meaning outlaw; so there must have been some bad guys in the family many years back.

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