Origins Available: English
The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Lise is a devotion to Christianity.
The Gaelic form of the name is M'A'Lios,
which is a shortened form of Mac Giolla Iosa,
meaning son of the servant of Jesus.
Early Origins of the Lise family
The surname Lise was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early rolls taken by the Kings of England
Early History of the Lise family
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Lise Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Lise include many spelling variations
. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. MacLeish, MacCleish, MacLise, MacLish, MacGillies, MacGleish, MacGillis, MacLeash and many more.
Early Notables of the Lise family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lise family to the New World and Oceana
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence
. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan
societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Lise, or a variant listed above:
Lise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johannn Lise, aged 22, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 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)
Lise Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- E. Smith Lise, a printer, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
Contemporary Notables of the name Lise (post 1700)
- Lise Delamare (1913-2006), French stage and film actress, active from the 1930s through 1998
- Lise Thériault (b. 1966), Canadian politician, MNA for Anjou-Louis-Riel (2002-)
- Lise Legrand (b. 1976), French bronze medalist wrestler at the 2004 Summer Olympics
- Lise Meloche (b. 1960), Canadian four-time World Cup gold medalist in the biathalon
- Lise St-Denis (b. 1940), Canadian politician
- Lise Payette OQ (b. 1931), Quebec politician, feminist, writer and columnist
- Lise Leveille (b. 1982), French Canadian gymnast
- Lise Cutter (b. 1959), American actress
- Lise Bissonnette OQ (b. 1945), Canadian writer and journalist
- Lise Bertrand, Canadian lawyer with the BLG firm in Montreal