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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

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Island Family Origin

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Island Family Occupations

What did your Island ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Bootmaker Laster

    25%
  • Dealer

    25%
  • Hawker

    25%
  • Printer Compositor

    25%

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

Source: Census data for Island | Data not to scale

Island Historical Records

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Island Life Expectancy

What is the average Island lifespan?

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Famous Island Family

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