I am also researching the name Emily (Spl?)that came into the United States via Canada in the late 1800's.The origins of the name are actually unknown to me, although I've been told that they may have been from France. I realize that I have the wrong spelling, but I can only rely on the spellings used by my known ancestors. One branch spelled it Emiley and the other Emily.I will be happy just to get the original spelling correct. My line ended up in Illinois.