Years ago I came upon a book in the New York Public Library by a certain P.G. Isler. (Could it have been an English version of French one by P. Isler, mentioned in an earlier Followup?)
At any rate, P.G Isler claimed that the name (which is common in German-speaking Switzerland and Germany) means "island dweller" and is cognate with the Italian names Isola and d'Isola, with the French name de l'Isle, and with the English name Lisle.
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