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Looking for Naliss Family

I am releated to the Naliss name - but I know very little of its origins.
My Great Grandfather James Dixon was born 16 Dec 1867 Helmsley, Yorkshire to a Sarah Dixon his father is recorded on the birth certificate as William Naliss - but James spent his life being called James Dixon.
But on his death (24 Jul 1934 Ecclesall North, Sheffield) he was buried under the name of Naliss - his death certificate gives his name as: "James Naliss - formerly Dixon)".
If anyone has any information on the NALISS surname and its origins - I think Ireland has been mentioned in the past - I would be very grateful.
Regards
Clarke Ancestry

About myself

Hi I have been researching my family tree for over a year know and have found some very interesting bits of information about my ancestors. For example my 2xgreat grandfather, William Clarke committed Suicide by Hanging Himself at Lincoln Lunatic Hospital, England in Jan 1886. His son Percy Sewell Clarke died after being run over my the dray he was driving to deliver coal in Linconshire in 1908.
I have created my own website:
www.clarkeancestry.com
To record my Clarkes from Lincolnshire.
Cheers
Richard Clarke