When William Reid Lyle was born on 19 December 1779, in Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, John Lyle, was 33 and his mother, Flora Reid, was 37. He married Nancy Gillespie McCroskey on 25 March 1817, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 12 February 1853, in Tipton, Cedar, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Tipton, Cedar, Iowa, United States.
Scottish and English (of Norman origin): topographic or habitational name from Anglo-Norman French del isle ‘from the island’ (from Latin de insula), denoting someone who lived on an island or who came from a place in France named Ile, Isle, or L'Isle. The surname may also in some cases be from Lille (Nord). Compare Lisle and Iles .
Scottish: variant of Lyall .