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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : local name or occupational name for someone who lived or worked at a manor house, from Old French sal(e) ‘hall’ (modern French salle; see also Sale 1), with the definite article la.
  • French : habitational name from a place named Lasalle or La Salle, as for example Lasalle in Gard, likewise from Old French sale ‘hall’.

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