The history of the Delile 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 Delile translates as of l'Isle, or of the island.
Early Origins of the Delile family
The surname Delile was first found in Languedoc
, where this family was established in early times.
Early History of the Delile family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delile 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 Delile History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Delile Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Delile is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Delisle, Delile, Delille, de l'Isle, d'Isle and many more.
Early Notables of the Delile 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 Delile Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Delile family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Delile has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Delile were
Delile Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Delile, who settled in Baltimore, at the age of 30
- Louis Delile, who landed in New York, NY in 1830 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)