When Samuel Lovely was born in April 1848, in Kentucky, United States, his father, William Lovely, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Fraley, was 38. He married Minerva Mann in 1868, in Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 4 Meadows, Magoffin, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Breathitt, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died before 1930.
English: nickname for an amiable person, also perhaps sometimes given in an ironical sense, from Middle English luvelich, loveli (Old English luflic). During the main period of surname formation the word was used in an active sense, ‘loving, kind, affectionate’, as well as the passive ‘lovable, worthy of love’. The meaning ‘attractive, beautiful’ is not clearly attested before the 14th century, and remained rare throughout the Middle Ages.
Americanized form of French Lavallée ‘the valley’ (see Lavallee ).