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Islam Surname Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic islām ‘peace’ the Arabic name of the religion of Muslims. Islām is mentioned in several places in the Koran for example at 19 ‘Religion with Allah is Islām (peace)’ and 3 ‘I have chosen for you Islām (peace) as religion’. This name is often found in combinations e.g. Nūr al-Islām ‘light of Islam’. Turkish (İslam): ornamental name from İslam ‘Islam; Muslim’.

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

Similar surnames: Aslam, Issa, Alam, Ishak, Isaac, Islas, Sham, Issac, Imam, Isham

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Where is the Islam family from?

You can see how Islam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Islam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Islam families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 105 Islam families living in Lancashire. This was about 83% of all the recorded Islam's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Islam families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Islam surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Islam ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Islam. 100% of Islam women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Islam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Islam 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 824 immigration records available for the last name Islam. 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 876 military records available for the last name Islam. For the veterans among your Islam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Islam lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Islam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Islam in 1957 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

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