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Island Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of four farmsteads so named. The origin of their name is not certain; it may be a compound of is ‘ice’ + land ‘land’ or from Island ‘Iceland’ (the name of the country).

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


Similar surnames: Osland, Land, Ryland, Odland, Ueland, Voland, Wiland, Soland, Erland

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Island Family Origin

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Island Family Occupations

What did your Island ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Island family was Printer Compositor. Bootmaker Laster, Dealer and Hawker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Island. The most common Island occupation in the UK was Bootmaker Laster. 25% of Island's were Bootmaker Lasters.

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  • Bootmaker Laster

    25%
  • Dealer

    25%
  • Hawker

    25%
  • Printer Compositor

    25%

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

Island Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Island ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Island Life Expectancy

What is the average Island lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Island life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Island in 1945 was 42, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Island 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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