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Islam Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic islam ‘peace’, the name of the religion of Muslims. Islam is mentioned in several places in the Qur’an, for example at 3:19 ‘Religion with Allah is Islam (peace)’ and 5:3 ‘I have chosen for you Islam (peace) as religion’. This name is often found in combinations, e.g. Nur-ul-Islam ‘light of Islam’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Aslam, Issa, Alam, Ishak, Isaac, Islas, Sham, Issac, Imam, Isham

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Islam Family Origin

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Islam Family Occupations

What did your Islam ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Islam occupation in the UK was Carter. 33% of Islam's were Carters. Carter and Gen Lab were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Islam. A less common occupation for the Islam family was Insurance Agent.

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  • Carter

  • Gen Lab

  • Insurance Agent


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Islam ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Islam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Islam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Islam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 824 immigration records available for the last name Islam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 876 military records available for the last name Islam. For the veterans among your Islam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Islam Life Expectancy

What is the average Islam lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Islam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Islam in 1957 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Islam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Islam ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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