Lyle Family History

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Lyle Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): topographic name for someone who lived on an island, Old French, Middle English isle (Latin insula). Scottish, English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name for someone from the French city of Lille, or from various localities called Lisle, in Dordogne, Loir-et-Cher, Meuse, and Tarn, all of which derive their names from Old French isle (see 1). 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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Lyle Family Origin

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Lyle Family Occupations

What did your Lyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lyle. A less common occupation for the Lyle family was Carpenter. The most common Lyle occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Lyle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Annuitant

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lyle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lyle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Lyle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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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Lyle Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lyle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lyle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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