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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Probably an Americanized spelling of French Lacelle, a habitational name from Lacelle in Corrèze or from any of numerous places called La Celle, for example in Aisne, Cher, and Marne, all named with Old French celle ‘hermitage’, ‘monastic cell’, with the definite article la.
  • It may also be a variant of Lasalle.
  • A bearer of the name from Paris was in Montreal by 1698.

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