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Lyle Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): topographic or habitational name from Anglo-Norman French del isle ‘from the island’ (from Latin de insula) denoting someone who lived on an island or who came from a place in France named Ile Isle or L'Isle. The surname may also in some cases be from Lille (Nord). Compare Lisle and Iles . Scottish: variant of Lyall .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lile, Lye, Pyle, Lyde, Lake, Sale, Kyle, Sole, Hole, Lyne

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Where is the Lyle family from?

You can see how Lyle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lyle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lyle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 196 Lyle families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Lyle's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Lyle families in 1911.
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What did your Lyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Lyle. 49% of Lyle men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Lyle women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lyle were Fisherman 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 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Fisherman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    35%
  • Student
    16%
  • Income
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Lyle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lyle 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Lyle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Lyle. For the veterans among your Lyle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lyle lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Lyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lyle in 1947 was 19, and 76 in 2004.

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