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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Americanized form of French La Resiliere, which may perhaps be a habitational name from la Roussillière in Rhône.
  • Bearers of this name are descended from Jacques La Resiliere (c.1640–c.1687), a French Huguenot in the Netherlands. His son Nicholas (1668–99) came to Staten Island, NY, in the early 1690s.

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