Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsLaSalle, La Salle, Sale
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Meaning & History
1. French: local name or occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a manor house, from Old French sal(e) ‘hall’ (modern French salle; see also SALE), with the definite article la. 2. French: Habitational name from a place named Lasalle or La Salle, as for example Lasalle in Gard, likewise from Old French sale ‘hall’.