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Delisle Name Meaning

French: topographic name with fused preposition de and definite article l' ‘from the’ for someone who lived on an island Old French isle (from Latin insula) or a habitational name for someone from L'Isle or Lisle names of several places in various parts of France named with this word. Compare Delille . English (of Norman origin): variant of Lisle (see Lyle ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Delle, Deville, Delise, Demille, Delane, Derise, Lisle, Delage

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Where is the Delisle family from?

You can see how Delisle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Delisle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Delisle families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 4 Delisle families living in Missouri. This was about 36% of all the recorded Delisle's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Delisle families in 1840.
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What did your Delisle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Delisle. 19% of Delisle men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Delisle women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Delisle were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Delisle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delisle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Delisle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Delisle. For the veterans among your Delisle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Delisle lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Delisle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Delisle in 1947 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

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