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Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms Formsde Insula, de Lisle, deLisle, Lille, Lisle, Lyle, Lyall, Liall

Meaning & History

Meaning: from the isle, from an island. Early versions of the name can be traced back to the Norman invasion in 1066, and a variation (de Insula) can be found in the Domesday Book. From the Old French "isle" fused with the preposition "le". The Old French "isle" is in turn sourced from the latin "insula". While the name is first seen in English records, beginning in 1170, the majority population of the name and its descendants are Scottish in origin. A minority relocated to Ireland.
Added 5/2/2024 by Avery Liell-Kok