From Irish Names and Surnames 1923
LAIGHLÉIS—XII—Lageles, Lagheles, Laweles, Lawless, Lillis, etc.; Middle English 'Laghles,' i.e., the lawless, the outlaw; the name of a family who came into Ireland about the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion and ramified through Leinster and Munster. A branch also settled in Tirawley, Co. Mayo. In Connacht it is sometimes corrupted to Laighréis, and in Munster to Laoighléis and Lileas, which see.
Alphabetical Index to Irish Surnames
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