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Ishley Family History

Ishley Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Ashley, Isley, Ishler, Nissley, Pashley, Insley, Iley, Richley

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Where is the Ishley family from?

You can see how Ishley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ishley family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 3 Ishley families living in Illinois. This was about 75% of all the recorded Ishley's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Ishley families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ishley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ishley ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 56 census records available for the last name Ishley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ishley 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 2 immigration records available for the last name Ishley. 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 28 military records available for the last name Ishley. For the veterans among your Ishley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ishley lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Ishley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ishley in 1961 was 34, and 93 in 2004.

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