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Israel Name Meaning

Jewish: from the Hebrew male personal name Yisrael ‘Fighter of God’. In the Bible this is a byname bestowed on Jacob after he had wrestled with the angel at the ford of Jabbok (Genesis 32:24–8). name adopted by Jews with reference to the ancient Kingdom of Israel, destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 bc, or to the concept of Jewish nationhood, or, in modern times, to the state of Israel. Comparatively recent adoption of the Biblical name in Britain among Nonconformists, especially in Wales. altered form of Ezell.

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


Similar surnames: Ismail, Turkel, Distel, Gruel, Birkel, Isabel, Missel, Immel, Armel

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Israel Family Origin

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Israel Family Occupations

What did your Israel ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • General Dealer

    6%
  • Genl Dealer

    6%
  • Tailor

    6%

In 1881, the most common Israel occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Israel's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Israel family was Tailor. Coal Miner, General Dealer and Genl Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Israel.

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Israel Historical Records

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Israel Life Expectancy

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Famous Israel Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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