Re: Was It CARLILE or CARLISLE? Alabama to Texas
I believe the original spelling in Scotland and England was with the 's'.The name seems to have come from 'caer' meaning castle and the name Lisle, maybe a place name.There is a castle in NW England named Carlisle. That area was once in Scotland.Evidently the two names were joined to form Carlisle.
In my ancestors, there is a branch that started spelling their name with the 's', whereas, my line spell it Carlile.
Jane Carlile Hobbs