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Isaacs Family History

Isaacs Name Meaning

Jewish English and Dutch: patronymic from the Old Testament personal name Isaac . This surname is also established in South Africa. It is rare in the Netherlands.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Isaac, Isaacks, Isaacson, Issac, Isaak, Sams, Mcisaac, Saad, Stacy

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Where is the Isaacs family from?

You can see how Isaacs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Isaacs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Isaacs families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,682 Isaacs families living in London. This was about 57% of all the recorded Isaacs's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Isaacs families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Isaacs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Isaacs ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Isaacs. 6% of Isaacs men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Isaacs women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Isaacs were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Tailor
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 144,000 census records available for the last name Isaacs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Isaacs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Isaacs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Isaacs. For the veterans among your Isaacs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Isaacs lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Isaacs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Isaacs in 1941 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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