The history of the D'isle family goes back to the Medieval landscape of southern France, to a region known as Languedoc
. It is derived from the family living in the parish of l'Isle, in Languedoc. The name D'isle translates as of l'Isle, or of the island.
Early Origins of the D'isle family
The surname D'isle was first found in Languedoc
, where this family was established in early times.
Early History of the D'isle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our D'isle research.Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1572, 1589, 1644, 1671, 1675, 1688, 1696, 1738, 1756, 1813, 1816, and 1882 are included under the topic Early D'isle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
D'isle Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name D'isle, some of which include Delisle, Delile, Delille, de l'Isle, d'Isle and many more.
Early Notables of the D'isle family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726), a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa; Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688-1768), a French... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early D'isle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the D'isle family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name D'isle were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name D'isle were Jacques Delisle, who settled in Quebec, where he married Marie-Louise Girard in 1738; François Delisle, who settled in Louisiana in 1756; Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Delisle, who settled in Saint-Villier, where he married Marie-Josette Bonnet in 1760.